In My Own Words: My Life in the Color Guard

In My Own Words
In this installment of In My Own Words, Faith Keene shares her freshman experience participating in color guard.

Being a member of your schools color guard is stressful sometimes, but it is a lot of fun when you get used to it. Color Guard is where you incorporate flags, sabers, rifles, and dancing into a show you learn by using drills to figure out where you stand and move from set to set.

Color Guard can be stressful when you first start because you don't know anybody and trying to remember the basics like feet position, jazz walks, and jazz runs. Color Guard can also be stressful because you try to remember the work you learned last practice and doing it with the drill. 

Color Guard is also sometimes stressful because you have to remember the drill and work and do it with the marching band and try not to hit the band members while running around the field doing the work.

But Color Guard is also fun when you get used to the time effort commitment. It is fun because you get to meet new people and travel to different places for games, competitions, or coalitions. You get to meet different people and groups doing it. Color Guard can build friendships that last all throughout high school and even later in life. Color Guard lasts even in the winter with Indoor Color Guard or known as Winter Color Guard. 

Indoor Color Guard is the same as outdoor but indoor focuses more on dance. In indoor you perform on a mat to music that your instructor has picked. You learn the drill. You sometimes even decorate the floor depending on the show. Color Guard is a huge part of my life and it is something that I am passionate about.




--By Faith Keene, LS News reporter

In My Own Words is a first-person written series that highlights Lampeter-Strasburg High School students activities.

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