Color Guard places at championships

Varsity Color Guard placed for the first time at the Southern California championships Saturday, April 16 at Westminster High School and Edison High School.

The varsity group placed second, and the junior varsity group received seventh. Color Guard was given a plaque and medal commemorating its achievement.

“Thinking about all of the hard work and all the blood, sweat and tears that we put through to make the show happen was definitely one of the things that I valued,” junior varsity member junior Estela Tang said. “Most importantly was the fact that it was the last time I would ever perform that show with that team.”

The junior varsity team performed “Pennies from Heaven” at Westminster, and the varsity team performed “Swing Swing Swing” at Edison. The team had to be one of the top three in its division to place.

“The team knew that we have a big chance of placing, so they put a huge effort into every practice and everything they do. We are doing extremely well; everyone was working hard,” junior varsity captain junior Sharon Kim said.

The week before the competition, the team added a practice at 7:20 a.m. in addition to the weekly afterschool rehearsals.

“I think our team is really like a family. I always look forward to go to school every morning because of first period color guard. There’s definitely a lot of struggling, but my friends are always there to help me and cheer me up,” varsity member freshman Scarlett Chan said.

By Phillip Leung, Staff writer
Photo Courtesy of Amanda Yong