About the Program
North High School is proud to offer a color guard. The North High Color Guard is a competitive ensemble that performs alongside the North High Marching Band. Color guard is a unique activity that combines athleticism with equipment work, dance, and theatrics. To perfect the combination of these elements, color guard practices both before and after school and throughout the summer, including a two-week choreography/band camp rehearsal each August.
The Iowa High School Music Association sanctions high school band competitions and events. Through involvement in color guard, students learn valuable life skills, including teamwork, discipline, and presentation.
Students in Action
North High Color Guard Selfie 2019
North High Color Guard Practices Drill with Flags
NHS Color Guard in Full Uniform for Show 2019
NHS Color Guard in Full Uniform Performs at Show 2019
Interested in becoming a member of Color Guard?
Color guard is open to all students at North High. Auditions are held in April for the following school year. No previous dance or music experience is required, and audition material is taught to prospective members.
The North High Color Guard has a long tradition of excellence.
- Numerous Division 1 ratings at the annual IHSMA marching band festival.
- Numerous top 10 placements at regional marching competitions.
- 1st place – 2016 Waukee Marching Invitational.
- 3rd Place – 2018 Millard West Wildcat Classic.
- 1st Place – 2019 Dutchmen Field Championship.
The North High band and color guard programs attend and host many events throughout the school year. The program’s continued success is reliant on student, parent, and community volunteers. There are many opportunities for people to volunteer for the North High band and color guard including:
- Band Camp
- Concession Fundraising
- Tailgate Fundraising
- Football games
- Band Competitions
2020-2021 Color Guard Members
- Jasmine Arellano
- Abril Ayon
- Jaeydon Casey
- Leah Davis
- Brianna Gardiner
- Olivia Graves
- Alaina Gray
- Ava Hodges
- Thalia LaDeaux
- Olivia Nelson
- Jadyn Pacheco
- Casandra Tounjian
- Catrina Tounjian
- Alyssa Vandenberg
Meet the Instructors
- Damon Harrington
- Head Instructor
- Kristen Barnes
- Assistant Instructor
- Serena Jones
- Assistant Instructor
For more information about the NHS Color Guard or volunteer opportunities email us at email@example.com