Audition workshops: Thank you for your interested in PVPHS Color Guard!! Workshops are held all three dates when students will learn the try out material. Students will check in at the door to the Band Room. At 3:00 PM each day the students will move to the Kelly Johnson Field House next door to the Band Room for the remainder of the workshop. Results will be posted as soon as available on http://www.pvphsmusicboosters.com/
Attire: Attire for workshops and auditions is comfortable dance or PE suitable clothing and closed toed athletic shoes. Long hair should be up and secured with an elastic band.
Additional Audition Criteria
A minimum GPA of 2.0 is required. Please attach a copy of latest report card to the application
Physical Clearance; if the student has a CURRENT physical on file with PVPHS you may turn in a slip from the school nurse’s office. Otherwise you must provide a physical exam form within the last 12 months with the doctor’s stamp/signature
Please complete the information sheets attached to this packet; Personal information page including picture, Athletics/Activity Report, Medical Treatment Authorization, Athletic and Co-Curricular Cod of Conduct Concussion Information Sheet and High School Sport/Activity Clearance Form
Participation in Late Spring practices Mondays from 3:00 – 5:00 PM for the remainder of the school year, Summer practices, 1 day/week for approximately 3 hours. Last year these practices were on Wednesdays from 2:00 – 5:00 PM and the required Summer Marching Corps Practice 2 weeks before school starts in August, for several days, dates to be announced, from 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM.
During the Fall Season, Practice on Tuesdays from 3:00 – 5:00 PM
Participation in school performances, home and away football games, 8th grade open house, etc.
In addition, Color Guard Members may opt to be part of Winter Guard during their Spring Semester. This unit practices and competes separately from the Marching Band. After school practices 2 days a week for 2-3 hours and attendance at 5-6 competitions in the spring are to be expected.
Attendance: Attendance in all PVPHS Color Guard classes is imperative. This class is 6th period. Students receive PE credit for this course. As with many arts and PE classes, attendance will be factored into students’ grades. It is difficult to work with choreography when students are missing. Excessive absences may result in removal from routines and possibly removal from class.
There are expenses associated with this class, which pay for costumes, summer workshops, summer color guard camp, choreographers, and logistics such as team equipment and competition registration fees. The expenses for new Color Guard students may range from $500.00 - $1,000.00. PVPHS may also include a school wide participation donation that will be assessed in the summer. We anticipate the participation donation for Color Guard to be between $100.00 and $200.00.
Thank you and I look forward to seeing you at the workshops and auditions. Mr. Steiner
Here is a checklist of all of the materials that should be turned in on or before April 30th. Please download the documents below.
· Copy of your most recent report card
· Personal information sheet with photo
· Physical form within the last 12 months with Dr.’s Stamp
· Athletic/Activity Report
· Medical Treatment Authorization
· Athletic and Co-curricular Code of Conduct
· Concussion Information Sheet
· Yellow Card with just personal information filled out.
Should you have any questions, contact Richard Hernandez our Guard Coach at firstname.lastname@example.org or Music Department Administrative Assistant, Michelle Troutman at email@example.com
Color Guard is a high energy group of dancers that use props to help in their interpretation of music through Choreography. During the fall, Color Guard works in conjunction with Marching Band to provide exciting half time Field Shows. We provide school spirit performing at home varsity football games at half-time or when the game has ended. During the winter and spring, we operate as Winter Guard – a stand - alone indoor competitive team.
Does Color Guard take place during regular class hours?
Yes. Color Guard meets 5 days a week during 6th period. Students receive either P.E. Credit or Elective Credit for their participation in this sport. Regular practices after school are also a required part of this class.
What is the time Commitment for Color Guard/Winter Guard?
Attendance in our school’s mandatory Summer Marching Corps Practices is usually the 3rd week of August, Monday - Friday, from 9 AM - 4 PM. Once the school year begins, in addition to 6th period class, they will have practices from 3-5 p.m. on Tuesdays and attendance at all Varsity football games, home and away. The first week of December the team switches into Winter Guard mode. Here they will continue their 6th Period class and after school practices to be determined through the end of winter guard season in April. In addition, we have 1-2 performances on campus, usually in conjunction with the Concert Band Concerts in the late winter and late spring to perform for family, community and school members.
What Fees are associated with CG/WG?
Color Guard team members pay the same price as Marching Band Members for their Fall Season - Currently $300 which covers the cost of school Band Practice in August, group activities for fun and team building, Specialized Walk-on Coaches that are not covered by school staffing, and many other items provided by the music booster club. Uniforms (informal/warm-ups) and equipment are an additional $150 -$175 depending on what is needed. In addition, ALL students in any sport or activity are requested to pay a “Participation Donation” to help defray the cost of transportation to events – this fee for Marching Band and Color Guard varies from $105 to $200 per year. Students who elect to continue on to compete as Winter Guard will be asked for similar fee (Approximately $850) again to cover the cost of extra coaching, uniforms and equipment.
Can my Child participate in another sport or activity and CG/WG as well?
Yes – as long as there is not a direct conflict. Football players cannot also participate in marching Band/Color Guard for example.