The guard program is made up of two performing ensembles: the fall guard is an integral part of the marching band, while the winter guard program competes after marching band season ends. The ultimate goal of the program is to provide our students with a lifelong understanding and appreciation for music, dance and all the performing arts.
Guard is an auxiliary unit which performs both with the band during marching season and on its own during Winter Guard season. It involves elements of dance, marching and equipment work (flags, sabres, and rifles). Color guard auditions are open to all interested students. No prior experience is required. Members are chosen by our color guard staff.
2018 Winterguard Schedule
Dec. 16 Staging Camp @ Wando
Jan. 6 Staging Camp TBD
Jan. 13 Choreo Camp @ Wando
Jan. 27 CWEA Premiere – Colleton County HS (1st Place 2A)
Feb. 17 CWEA Competition – Ashley Ridge HS (1st Place 2A)
March 3 CWEA Competition – White Knoll HS (1st Place 2A)
March 10 CWEA Competition – J.F.Byrnes HS (1st Place 2A)
March 17 Rehearsal & Community Performance – Laing Middle School @ 6:30pm
March 24 CWEA Championships – Winthrop University (1st place! State 2A Champions)
Wando Winterguard Wins State Championship (The Moultrie News, 4/2/18)
April 23-27 Tryouts – all interested 8th-11th graders @ Carolina Park Elementary School (Wando Audition Packet 2018-2019)
2018 – 1st Place & highest overall scholastic score at CWEA Premiere South @ Colleton County High
1st Place Division 2A @ Ashely Ridege CWEA
1st Place Division 2A @White Knoll CWEA
1st Place Division 2A @ Byrnes High CWEA
1st Place Division 2A @ Winthrop University CWEA State Champions
2017 – 2nd Place in division and 4th Overall in Scholastic AAA at CWEA Championships
2016 – 1st Place in Scholastic Regional A at CWEA Championships
Click here to see Wando Winter Guard’s Community Performance.