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#1 lsrosenman

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Posted 01 June 2009 - 09:53 AM

Hello,

I am a high school counselor working with a student who is interested in continuing with color guard in college. Does anyone know of a list of US colleges/universities with Color Guard Teams?

Respond on this list or email me directly at: lrosenman@mail.ab.mec.edu

Thank you,
Lindsay Rosenman
Acton Boxborough Regional High School
Acton, MA

#2 ATXguard

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Posted 01 June 2009 - 10:55 AM

Hello,

I am a high school counselor working with a student who is interested in continuing with color guard in college. Does anyone know of a list of US colleges/universities with Color Guard Teams?

Respond on this list or email me directly at: lrosenman@mail.ab.mec.edu

Thank you,
Lindsay Rosenman
Acton Boxborough Regional High School
Acton, MA


Many colleges have colorguards--any college that has a marching band will pretty much have a guard. Is the student interested in winter guard? That's a different matter entirely.

Where is this student interested in attending college, what major? that information would help tremendously as well.

#3 MHSmirage

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Posted 01 June 2009 - 11:20 AM

Universities with programs competitive in WGI (pulled from wgi.org):

Arizona State
Boston University
College Mont-Saint-Louis de Montreal
Florida International University
Heritage of McKendree University
Midwestern State University
James Madison University
Missouri State University
UConn
Utah Valley University
University of Texas
University of Alabama
University of South Florida
Michigan State


There may be more that compete in local circuits but not nationaly in Winter Guard International. Best thing to do is see if the school has a marching band. Most marching bands offer a scholarship per semester i.e. LSU, Arkansas and Georgia.

Edit: I'll add schools that directly have winterguards.

Edited by MHSmirage, 04 June 2009 - 09:27 PM.

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Posted 01 June 2009 - 01:08 PM

Universities with programs competitive in WGI (pulled from wgi.org):

Boston University
College Mont-Saint-Louis de Montreal
Florida International University
Heritage of McKendree University
Midwestern State University
James Madison University
Missouri State University
UConn
Utah Valley University
University of Texas
University of Alabama
University of South Florida


There may be more that compete in local circuits but not nationaly in Winter Guard International. Best thing to do is see if the school has a marching band. Most marching bands offer a scholarship per semester i.e. LSU, Arkansas and Georgia.



Towson University in Baltimore, MD has a great outdoor color guard and is looking to start a winter guard that will compete WGI next season. The marching band also offers a $500 stipend for every marching band student. Also, TU will be marching in the 2009 Macy's Day Parade in NYC! Good luck!

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Posted 01 June 2009 - 02:44 PM

Universities with programs competitive in WGI (pulled from wgi.org):


University of Texas


Say huh? Are they competitive now? News to me.

#6 ATXguard

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Posted 01 June 2009 - 03:15 PM

Say huh? Are they competitive now? News to me.


They competed in some TCGC shows and were scheduled to attend the Austin and Dallas regionalsl. They had planned to go to Dayton, but didn't make it.

Last I heard the program was up in the air for 2010.

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Posted 01 June 2009 - 04:21 PM

Say huh? Are they competitive now? News to me.


Competitive in the sense that they attend competitions.
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Posted 01 June 2009 - 04:53 PM

What about STate of Art from Michigan State. They did just win WGI in IA.

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Posted 03 June 2009 - 10:25 AM

University of Massachusetts has a great band program. Blessed Sac and Sacred Heart nearby, along with tons of other independent groups.

West Chester University of PA - great outdoor, lots of winterguards in the area to march. (Black Watch, Light Brigade, Field of View, Alter Ego)

University of Delaware has a big band, strong guard program, and an indoor color guard that competes locally and at WGI (Delazure)

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Posted 04 June 2009 - 01:03 PM

Southerntier of NY has Spectrum around colleges like Binghamton, Cortland, Syracuse. We offer an inexpensive opportunity to do winterguard. Rehearsals are only on weekends.
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