Odessa Color Guard: a unique blend of athleticism and performance art. Our High School Color Guard is a competitive unit, which uses flags, wooden rifles, metal sabers, and various styles of dance to act as a visual representation of the music.
The Odessa H.S. Color Guard participates in two competitive seasons. The Marching Band season begins with auditions in early May and ends in October. During this season, the guard will be trained in basic flag, weapon, and dance technique, while also learning choreography for a seven minute show. The guard performs the show on a football field to the music played by the band. The color guard provides a large portion of the visual aspect of the show.
The Winter Guard season begins shortly after the marching season ends, and concludes with Championships in the Spring. The winter guard performs in gyms and arenas to recorded music. This season demands more of the performers, as they are the main focus of the show—no hiding behind the band! Because of this increase in demand, members must continue to fine-tune their technique, while also developing new, more complex spinning and dancing skills.