This activity is an extension of the Color Guard program designed to continue skills learned throughout the fall program. Winter Guard performs to recorded music using a combination of props, ballet and lyrical dance. Although it is not necessary to have participated in Color Guard with the marching band, it is highly recommended. A separate audition is held for those who would like to try the activity, have a dance background, but were unable to march with the band in the fall. The season begins in late October with auditions, and goes through April. It is strictly a competition team, with one local performance. Travel is required to multiple away competition sites.