Guard gets ready for big weekend


Natalie Brinkman

WGI’s major competition is this weekend. There will be many winter guard groups performing. One group is Pride of Cincinnati, which has ties to Sycamore Schools.

WGI, or Winter Guard International, is performing Sat. in a huge competition.

Winter guard is a variation of color guard and involves the similar features of dancers, flags, rifles, and sabers.

Pride of Cincinnati is a professional guard group, comprised of college and plus level members, they will be performing in this competition.

According to Pride of Cincinnati’s website, “Pride has had a change of plans and will be performing its 2016 program, WANDERLUST, this weekend in both Indiana and Ohio! Come see the POC on Saturday, March 5th.”

In fact, this group has practiced here at the high school, everyone invited to watch.

A live stream of the performances will be available for a small cost, but the show would be in actual time.

According to WGI’s website, “WGI Sport of the Arts is the world’s premier organization producing indoor color guard, percussion, and wind ensemble competitions. As a non-profit youth organization, WGI serves as the leading governing body of the indoor winter guard, percussion and winds activities.”

Sycamore School’s winter guard group has been taught by some of the members of Pride, and they are in great support of the group.

According to WGI’s website, “WGI is excited to see you in Dayton starting tomorrow on the performance floor, in the stands, and most importantly on social media.”

Sat. will be a big day for winter guard groups, the competition will be on to air on the WGI website.