Don't Settle For Your Present Level of Achievement
Welcome to the 2018-19 winter color guard season. We are all very excited to continue the tradition of excellence for which King Philip color guard is so well known.
This year, King Philip is proud to introduce a JV Colorguard at the middle school. The JV guard will rehearse once a week on Thursdays from 6pm to 8pm in the fall and then rehearse twice a week with the varsity guard beginning after Thanksgiving on Tuesdays and Thursdays. The JV guard will include students in grades 7 and 8. They will have a couple of opportunities to compete at the same competitions as the varsity group. Those dates will be forthcoming as the year progresses.
This year’s program plan will move us into a more contemporary musical genre while maintaining the sophistication that is uniquely KP. The staff consists completely of familiar faces. Our goal is to afford the members the opportunity to achieve success as a TEAM thru hard work and dedication in an atmosphere that is both nurturing and creative. In this packet you will find:
What is Colorguard
The thrill of competition, the artistry of dance all combined into what is referred to as "The Sport of the Arts".
1. Who should attend?
Anyone interested in dance, gymnastics, performance and being part of a team. Don't worry, students who have never done any of those things have become some of our best guard members.
2. What will you be doing?
Color Guard is a sport of the performing arts and is a competitive activity. It is a TEAM sport which popular in the US as well as the rest of the world. Color Guard use flags, mock-rifles and sabres to create a visual performance along with music and dance. You will perform in at least three competitions.
3. What will you get out of this?
You will learn to become confident, disciplined and HAVE FUN. Color Guard does not just mean being able to do routines. You must learn to "perform" the routines in a costume as if in a play. The confidence and discipline you learn carries over to your school work and everything else you do.
Check out Winter Guard International at www.wgi.org to get move of a sampling of what color guard is all about.
Guidelines for communicating information
Please understand that the staff is very dedicated and wants to help in any way possible. However, there are some times limits to what we can do. Please feel free to speak with Lennie before or after practice in person. If you are unable to meet in person at these times we are all available at the e-mail addresses listed above. For basic information or questions about scheduling Lennie is the guard director and will be the go to person. If for some reason a member will be late or absent from a rehearsal please email Erin or Lennie prior to the start of rehearsal. We have access to our email 24/7 and will respond and acknowledge ASAP.
In the event that there is a conflict or situation which requires additional attention please contact Mr Keough. He is the administrator assigned by the school and ultimately the person in charge.
We have a very educated staff of people who will be working hard to help the members grow and achieve success. While I understand that temptation will be there, we ask that the instruction be left to the staff, as they are the ones trained to do so.
Questions regarding Parental volunteers and assistance can be directed to Nancy Osiensky at NancyAnn@usa.com
Barbara Snead at SneadBarbara@gmail.com
RULES AND REGULATIONS
Respect everyone. Staff, members, parents and everyone we come in contact with as the KPRHS color guard.
Rehearsals are not optional. This is a team sport and the absence of one member affects the entire group.
Safety comes first. This means jewelry CAN NOT be worn during practices or performances unless an assigned part of the uniform. In the event of a new piercing or any that cannot be removed it must be covered to avoid any chance of injury.
Rehearsal attire is all black. Dance clothing or comparable comfortable wear is appropriate.
Cell phones are to remain off during practice. Please note silent mode is not off. In the event of an emergency please let the staff know and we will allow you to keep your phone at the front and on.
At all competitions cell phones will be collected by a staff member or chaperone so that they remain safe from vandals or thieves.
Appearance for performances will be determined by staff. This is a performing art and costumes and makeup must be as close to identical as possible. If you require special considerations please let us know and we will be more than happy to accommodate that.
HAVE FUN…… we understand that you give up several hours a week to do this and we want this to be a positive experience for all
Staff for 2018-19