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What is Colorguard? Minimize


The Colorguard is the part of a marching band or drum corps that spins flags, rifles, and sabres. The colorguard lends an additional visual element to the music and drill (the shapes made by marchers on a field) created by the band. Modern colorguard incorporates dance, character, costuming, and props into performances.

Why should YOU join the McNeil Colorguard?

If you love to dance, love to learn choreography, and enjoy performing for audiences, being in Colorguard is a lot of fun! Successful Colorguard Members also enjoy putting in the hard work it takes to be great. Other reasons include:

* having 200 prospective friends in the Band and Colorguard upon entering High School (if joining as a Freshman)
* earning Fine Arts credits toward High School graduation
* earning of Physical Education waivers for each semester in the class
* the thrill of performance
* the pride of being part of a successful school group
* the honing of dance skills
* the building of confidence and sense of responsibility
* increased fitness and flexibility
* training for participation in drum corps and independent winterguards

The McNeil Colorguard is unique in that most Freshmen and New Members get to perform their very first year in the organization! New members begin learning flag technique, progressing in the following years to rifle and sabre.

Colorguard - Auditions for 2013-14 Guard Maximize
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2013 WINTERGUARD ARE WGI HOUSTON FINALISTS! Minimize

On Saturday, March 2nd, the Varsity Team competed at the Winterguard International (WGI) Houston Regional.  This marked a return to national-circuit competition for our colorguard program - the last McNeil Winterguard to compete at a WGI event was 2005's team.  The Regional was a prelims / finals contest, and our competitive class (Scholastic A Class) was filled with many high-performing entrants.  The Varsity Team made Finals, which represents a huge achievement!  Congratulations, Winterguard!  Enjoy the prelims performance, below.  


The Maverick Band is Proud to Announce... Minimize

THE MCNEIL GUARD ARE 2012 SCHOLASTIC A CLASS CHAMPIONS!

The McNeil Band is VERY PROUD to announce that the Members of the McNeil Winterguard are 2012 Scholastic A Class Champions.  On Saturday, 31 March 2012, The Winterguard traveled to Houston to compete at the Texas Color Guard Circuit Championships - where they were awarded FIRST PLACE in the Gold Round - a fitting reward for all their hard work and dedication.  Congratulations, Guard, on a hugely successful and fun season!

Colorguard History Minimize

2012 Winterguard
"Interpretation #2 in Blue"
Gold Medalists, Scholastic A Class, Gold Division, Texas Color Guard Circuit Championships 


2011 Winterguard
"In the Shadow of Your Heart"


2010 Fall Colorguard
"If I Only Had..."


2010 Winterguard
"Blackbird"


2009 Fall Guard
"The Passion Within"
1st Place, Colorguard Caption, USSBA Central Texas Regional


2009 Winterguard
"Feel The Burn"


2008 Fall Guard
"Made In America"
1st Place, Colorguard Caption, USSBA Central Texas Regional
2nd Place, Colorguard Caption, Capital City Marching Festival


2008 Winterguard
"Interpretation #1 in E Flat"


2007 Fall Guard
"Somniphobia"
2nd Place, Colorguard Caption, USSBA Central Texas Preview
3rd Place, Colorguard Caption, Capital City Marching Festival


2007 Winterguard
"Sugar Plum Scary"
Silver Medalists, Scholastic AA Class, Red Division, Texas Color Guard Circuit Championships


2006 Fall Guard
"Saturday Morning Overtures"
2nd Place, Colorguard Caption, Capital City Marching Contest
2nd Place, Colorguard Caption, USSBA Kyle, Texas


2006 Winterguard
"Kiss"
4th Place, AA Class, Texas Color Guard Circuit Championships


2005 Fall Guard
"On The Town"
2nd Place, Colorguard Caption, Capital City Marching Contest
1st Place, Colorguard Caption, Judson Rocket Review


2005 Winterguard
"Scat Last"
5th Place, AA Class, Texas Color Guard Circuit Championships


2004 Fall Guard
"Live From Austin"
1st Place, Colorguard Caption, Capital City Marching Contest


2004 Winterguard
"Little Wing"
10th Place, AA Class, Texas Color Guard Circuit Championships


2003 Fall Guard
"Latin Fire"