In only its second year of existence, the Council Rock High School South Winter Guard is having a banner season. On Saturday, March 1st the team appeared in their very first Winter Guard International (WGI) Regional competition held at South Brunswick High School in Monmouth Junction, NJ. With teams representing Maryland, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and New York in their division, the 20 young ladies and gentlemen of the Council Rock South Winter Guard were one of only three groups in the Scholastic Regional-A division to be selected to perform in Finals. CR South delivered an impressive performance, and went on to win first place with a score of 76.43.
Advancing to finals at a WGI Regional is a quite an accomplishment. Only the top scoring teams in each division are selected to advance. Most nationally competitive teams from the Mid-Atlantic region were present. Winning a WGI Regional is something that will only be experienced by a select few winter guard students in the entire worldwide winter guard activity!
CR South’s 2014 production is entitled “Boxed In,” with original music and choreography by Director of Bands John Burns, and color guard instructor Lauren Moffatt Burns. The students work on basic dance and learn to spin rifle and flag.
Looking ahead, on Saturday, March 29th the team goes to Somerville High School in New Jersey, and their 2014 season comes to its climactic finish on Saturday, April 12th at the MAIN Championships at South Brunswick High School.