WELCOME TO COLOR GUARD
Color Guard is a fine arts performance activity that incorporates dancing, performing, and manipulating props such as flags, rifles and sabres. The Color Guard is a part of the larger Hays Band program. During the first semester the guard serves a vital role in the Hays Hawk Band UIL field production. The guard participates in all Friday night football games as well as every contest held throughout the months of September, October and November. During the second semester, members of the Hays Guard program compete and perform as a separate unit to prerecorded music inside gyms and compete across the state throughout February and March.
DO YOU NEED ANY EXPERIENCE?
No! No experience is required to join the color guard! We will teach you everything you need to know about color guard and how to be a successful member! Backgrounds in dance, cheer, theater or any other performing group are always helpful but not required in any way. The Hays Color Guard is open to members of all high school grade levels.
WHEN DO WE REHEARSE?
The Color Guard rehearses as a part of the marching band in the first semester. We attend all marching band summer camps, guard camps, rehearsals, football games and contests. During the second semester we usually rehearse twice a week after school with contests on certain weekends, throughout the spring.
DOES COLOR GUARD COUNT TOWARDS A PE CREDIT?
Yes it does! Participation in the marching band counts as a half credit towards your PE requirements. Participation in the second semester counts as a fine arts credit.
HOW DO I JOIN?
Joining Color Guard is simple! Students who wish to become a member of the Hays Color Guard Program are encouraged to attend our spring guard camp to receive membership information and guidance on becoming a successful addition to the Hays Guard and Band program. If you have any questions in the meantime, please do not hesitate to reach out to our Color Guard Director, Ali Martinez.