Join us for the 2017 Winter Guard Camp
Instructional Video Link: https://youtu.be/5rQPiLQV3Lk
The Great Oak Winter Color Guard
The Sport of the Arts
What is Color Guard?
Often referred to as the Flag Team, the Color Guard has evolved into the Sport of the Arts
The Color Guard is made up of several young performers (young men too) who are exceptional visual learners
The color guard spins, carves, and tosses equipment such as flags, show rifle, and sabers
In the Fall the Color Guard is the main visual component of the Spirit of Great Oak (Marching Band)
In The Winter & Spring The Spirit Winter Guard travels and competes indoors (gyms)
What are the Benefits of Being in Color Guard?
Connecting with a small group on a large campus
Performing in large venues throughout Southern California
Opportunities to perform at National and International Events
Learning how to work hard and earn the title of Champion (e.g., 2016 Winter Gold Medalists!)
Bonding with friends and their families
Developing life skills such as time management, persistence, precision, and hand eye coordination
Winter Guard Camp:
Join us for the annual color guard camp at Great Oak High School.
You will learn a dance and flag routine; meet new friends; and learn the joy of performing for spectators in a fun atmosphere.
Winter Guard Camp Dates:
Thursday & Friday Jan. 26th & 27th (Registration at 4 PM; 4:30-6:00 PM)
Thursday & Friday Feb. 2 & 3 (4:30-6:00 PM)
Saturday Feb 4th Performance in the GOHS Gym
Preview of Champions Performance:
03:30 PM Ticket Sales ($5) Open (Children & Students Free with ID)
04:00 PM Welcome
04:05 PM Great Oak Junior Varsity Winter Guard Performance
04:15 PM Great Oak Varsity Winter Guard Performance
04:25 PM Great Oak Winter Guard Camp Performances
04:35 PM Jr. High Drum Line Performance
04:50 PM Carlsbad H.S. Drum Line
05:00 PM Chaparral H.S. Drum Line
05:05 PM Great Oak High School Drum Line
05:15 PM Group Photos
05:30 PM Have a Great Evening!
Can I Register for Winter Guard Camp Now?
Yes, you may register online, or on the first day of camp. Registration will take place in front of the Great Oak Performing Arts Center
Registration Link: https://secure.acceptiva.com/?cst=c957b9
Be sure to print the permission slip, and online registration receipt and bring it with you on the first day
Is Color Guard Something I can do in High School?
When you attend Great Oak High School, be sure to connect with a performance group and/or athletic team. Also get involved in school clubs and organizations. Colleges, Universities and the Military are seeking individuals who are committed to organizations all 4 years of high school. Why? They want you to be committed to them for 4 or more years too!
Color Guard is a class in which you can earn Fine Arts, and PE Credit for. Want to know how you can get involved? Read on...
Color Guard Auditions for 2017-18
April 24th & 26th; May 1st & 3rd (6:00-8:00pm); and "Kindness Rally," Performance May 5th (Time TBA)
All Routines will be provided and taught by the coaches
wear comfortable clothing including a white T-Shirt with your first name drawn on both sides
Can I earn P.E. and Fine Arts Credit?
Color Guard can earn up to 1 year of P.E. Credit
Color Guard can additionally earn up to 2 years of Fine Arts Credit
What Class Should I Sign Up For?
All Freshman Color Guard Members need to sign up for Int. Band in the Fall & Spring (Semester A & B).
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the Rehearsal Schedule for the Spirit of Great Oak?
Marching Band & Color Guard truly is the “Sport of the Arts”
Like all of our sports teams, it requires practice after school (6-9 PM) and commitment to the weekend Competitions
A student should not be in The Spirit of Great Oak if they can not commit to
practices or Competitions. Below is our rehearsal schedule:
Monday, Wednesday & Friday’s 6-9 PM
Tuesdays & Thursdays 2:45-3:30 PM
Friday Football Games & Evening Rehearsals; Saturday Competitions (Oct./Nov)
Do members need to be at Summer Camp?
Yes. It is expected that every member of the team will be involved critical time of learning.
90% of the members who arrive to campus late, or do not attend summer camp become
overwhelmed, fall behind and give up. Set yourself up for success - plan ahead.