D.C.H.S. Winter Guard In Top Three

March 19, 2023
By: Bill Conger

The D.C.H.S. Winter Guard placed second at the Columbia Central Winter Guard Competition on Saturday (March 18). The Guard was less than a point away from finishing first in their group of 10 teams. They placed first in equipment and general effect.

“These kids continue to impress with their growth and enthusiasm for this fun show,” Winter Guard Coach Shannon Johns said. “We literally made changes until the last five minutes of rehearsal the night before the contest! Yet, somehow they were able to implement the changes and impress the judges with their performance. It really shows that when you love what you do, it isn’t a chore as much as a commitment to your passion. This team’s hard work has truly paid off and given them great memories along the way. To say I am proud just doesn’t seem strong enough to convey the pure joy of this season.”

“When you work hard at something you reap rewards,” Band Director Don Whitt says. “This is exactly what our Winter Guard team has done. Every one of our students is super talented and extremely gifted. They each have something to offer. They are reaping the rewards for an outstanding performance. Way to go Tigers! I’m so proud of you!

The Winter Guard travels to the state championship on Friday, March 31 in Bowling Green, Kentucky.