Albany winter guard teams nail regionals
N.Y. (April 3, 2017) --
The three City School District of Albany teams that competed Saturday in
the Mid-York Color Guard Championship each medaled in their division,
with the varsity team bringing home the gold.
Both the Novice (modified) and Cadet (JV) teams
earned silver in their respective divisions at the competition, held at
Shenendehowa High School. The Scholastic Regional A (varsity) team went
on to take the gold and substantially outscore their opponents.
Winter guard is an indoor activity based on color guard – the flag and
saber-tossing brigades that accompany marching bands in parades during
warmer weather. When cold weather arrives, the activity moves inside and
becomes winter guard. Teams design unique routines set to music and
their performances are judged on artistic flair, precision and
Albany's teams are made up of students from Albany High School, Albany
School of Humanities, Giffen Memorial Elementary School, Stephen and
Harriet Myers Middle School and William S. Hackett Middle School.