Winter guards win awards at CWEA championships | News | The Press and Standard
by The Press and Standard | March 31, 2017 5:00 am
Last Updated: March 29, 2017 at 12:54 pm
The 2017 Colleton County High School Varsity Winter Guard earned the bronze medal and third place in the Scholastic AA Class at the 2017 Carolina Winter Ensemble Association (CWEA) Championships at Winthrop University. The varsity performed its program “Contained” and gave a very strong performance. The varsity placed fifth in the state last week at the SCBDA State Championships.
Also competing this past weekend was the Colleton County High School JV Winter Guard. The JV performed its program “Rise Up” and placed fourth in Scholastic AAA. The JV earned the silver medal last week at the SCBDA State Championships.
In other band news, The Band of Blue Concert and Symphonic Bands performed at the 2017 SCBDA Concert Performance Assessment at West Ashley High School last week. Both ensembles gave strong performances earning excellent ratings. Both groups earned straight superior ratings in sight reading at this event.
The Band of Blue is now preparing for the SCBDA Solo and Ensemble Festival, the Colleton County Rice Festival Parade and gearing up for spring marching practice for the 2017 marching season.
The Band of Blue is directed by Tom Finigan, Nick Infinger, Gary Stroupe and Cathy Meshach. Guard instructor is William Thomas.