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Braswell Winterguards End Season with Success

2019 Braswell Winter Guard

 

The Braswell Winter Guard just completed it’s most successful competitive season to date. For the first time in program history, the Braswell Winter Guard grew to over 40 students and fielded TWO competitive, ability-based, winter guards. These ensembles competed in the North Texas Color Guard Circuit (NTCA) which is made up of over 360 competitive Winter Guard programs in the North Texas Region.

 

The Braswell JV Winter Guard program was entitled “Come One, Come All” and took the audience through the exciting adventures of a traveling circus. The performers embodied characters often seen under the big top. The ringleader, lion tamer, trapeze artist, and clown were just some of the theatrical characters portrayed in this production. Through these theatrics, along with basic techniques in dance and equipment, these students saw growth in performance, leadership, and team building skills.

 

The Braswell JV team started the season in the NTCA Novice class, which is classified as beginning level performers. All of the performers on the JV team are first or second year spinners. In their first competition, the JV guard finished fourth in their round, and was promoted to the Regional AA class. Upon promotion to Region AA, the team had to put in extra work to improve their show to be to the standards of the promoted class. The Braswell JV Winter Guard completed their season at the NTCA Region AA Championships at The Colony High School on March 23rd, placing 9th in their round. Congratulations to the Braswell JV Winter Guard members and directors on a fantastic season!

 

The Braswell Varsity Winter Guard program took the audience back to the 50’s, with their program entitled, “A New Beginning.” At the height of American tourism along Route 66, the performance takes the audience on a road trip from Illinois to California. Through characterized choreography and advanced equipment skills, the Braswell Varsity Guard recreated the joys of “getting your kicks on Route 66.” The program is performed to “Send Me On My Way” by Rusted Root.

 

The Varsity Winter Guard also competed in the Regional AA classification in NTCA. The ensemble placed fourth in their round at the NTCA Wakeland Contest, they placed FIRST in their round at the NTCA Northwest Contest, and SECOND in their round at the NTCA Saginaw Contest. At NTCA Regional AA Championships, the Braswell Varsity Winter Guard finished THIRD in their round, and received the BRONZE MEDAL. The team ended their season in the TOP 15 ensembles in Regional AA. Congratulations to the Braswell High School Varsity Winter Guard members and staff!

 

The Winter Guard season has come to a close, but the students and staff have not stopped training. Students will perform in the NTCA Solo and Ensemble Competition at Red Oak High School on April 27th. The students and directors are also well into preparations for the SECOND ANNUAL Braswell Color Guard Spring Showcase. The Spring Showcase will take place on May 9th in the Braswell Auditorium. All are invited to attend this fun and exciting performance by the Braswell High School Winter Guards.

 

Auditions for the 2019 Fall Winter Guard were held March 25-29th and the Braswell Band is excited to be welcoming over 40 students to be a part of the 2019 Braswell Color Guard. Be on the lookout for information on added opportunities to join the 2019 Braswell Color Guard in the near future as we look to make this the largest color guard in Braswell history. B-Well!!!



Braswell JV Winter Guard

Malaya Anderson

Kaly Avery

Natalia Calixte

Grace Cox

Kimberley Davis

Serena Flores

Kadriya Griggs

Kaitlyn Houck

Kimberlyn Kisinger

Brianna Larkin

Mackenzie Mitchell

Aaron Moore

Hailey O'Riordan

Valerie Owens

Marissa Padilla

Karina Ramirez

Isabella Ramsey

Nicole Senderayi

Bryce Simon

Zane' Smith

Kamryn Sutton

Celina Tarrago Rojas

Laura Teichmer

Jaeda Torrence











Braswell Varsity Winter Guard

Mya Adams

Reagan Briggs

Megan Callahan-Krejcar

Cameron Carullo

Emiley Davis

Camryn Fuller

Katelyn Hundley

Kennedi Jackson

Skye Lewis

Kierra McCluster

Meghan Pearce

Nasade Powell

Adrienne Smith

Alexzys Szabo

Chyna Thomas

Julie Wyman