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Cry of the Hawk

Cry of the Hawk


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Color guard returns to NHHS

 North Harford will be having a new band addition starting next year. Created by teacher John Wojciechowski and a parent volunteer, the color guard will return to the Nest in the fall.   

     Wojciechowski explains that  “Colorguard is also called band front and will be in the front of marching bands to add other performances to the band itself.” He also adds that “These people will often have flags that they spin and outfits that match the theme.” Junior, Natalie Brandt is a member of the honors band  said “ I think it will be beneficial to the band and will bring more people to the football games and give a more interesting halftime show as well.”   According to Wojciechowski North Harford used to have a color guard a while ago but they don’t have one for some reason. Wojciechowski wanted to add stuff to the “music and performances that we are performing at halftime.”

     Wojciechowski talks about how when he was in high school at BelAir  there was a color guard. Wojciechowski adds that introducing a colorguard to the band adds “a nice element and accentuates the aspects already implemented” he also adds “ If there is a certain  theme to the music the guard guard can change their flags and uniforms to fit that.” This will enable the band to do more with their music and performance making it more unique. Barndt also mentions how Wojciechowski has wanted a colorguard “for a while now”

     The parent volunteer Mrs. Wilson is a parent of a band member. She has previous experience in color guard and will be taking primary responsibilities and coaching for the colorguard here. This volunteer will need to choreograph, arrange, and implement color guard routines, both as a part of the marching band, and as an independent unit. 

    On the posters up around the school you can see that this new sport does not require any previous experience, and it explains “We will teach you everything you need to know to participate.” The posters also mentions the benefits of joining include “meeting new people and the sport being a department that colleagues look out for on applications.” The posters also mention that  “Colleagues actively search for students with music students, which include color guards. Color guard will teach academic discipline and how to work together in a synchronized group and as a team”. If you or anyone you know is interested in joining colorguard contact [email protected] for more information!

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