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Color Guard places first at tournament

Color Guard placed first at the Colony Field Tournament Saturday, Oct. 12 at Colony High School where the theme was “We’re All Mad Here”. 

Color Guard competed against four other schools in the 6A division. The group won first in High Auxiliary, High Percussion and High Visual, earning an overall score of  81.7 points. 

“I was really excited for the competition the week before, but when the time came, I got really nervous,” sophomore Emily Hsu said. “Luckily I had the support of my teammates, and they made me more excited to go all out and show what I had.” 

To prepare for the event, Color Guard coach Kristine Hastings helped performers by making their choreography smoother which includes going over the choreography as much as possible and helping count each step taken. Practices took place during the first period and after school on Mondays and Tuesdays.

“While performing, it was nerve-wracking at first since it was the first competition of the season,” junior Joshua Deubler said. “We were not only performing for the audience but other schools and judges that we’ve never seen before.” 

After reflecting on their performance, Color Guard plans on working together as a team through practice, helping each other out and working on more fundamental-based tasks at their next competition Saturday, Oct. 26 at Centennial High School.

“Of course we could improve because it was our first competition since there were mistakes,” said junior Liliana Perez. “But we tried our best and gave it our all, and that matters more.”

By Samuel Au, Staff writer
Photo by Isaac Le