Spinning Flags with a Passion

Brittaney Marsico, Staff Writer

Before seeing the band and colorguard preform at a football game my freshman year, I thought the colorguard was a weird group. But then after seeing the colorguard on the field at halftime, I wanted to join right there.

Being in the band has taught me a lot about the music and the rhythm of music. Learning the routine and all the movements to the song seems easy, but when you’re just beginning it’s confusing. Joining late my freshman year brought so much confusion with the faster music and the movement of the flags on the field. Now, I have been a member for three years, and I love it. I have gotten use to the faster songs, the counts, and the different routines. Every year the band has a different choice in the music. At halftime, when marching out onto the field, I feel free. When the people in the stands see the band and guard, they cheer the same way they do for the football team. The guard is the center of the band.

In the past years in the band, I have gotten closer to my friends, being with them at games, practices, and competitions. Being in the band shows also brought me closer to my mother, by following her footsteps in the band. Back in the mid 1980s my mother was a colorguard member for her four years in high school.

I made a great choice. I’m proud to be in the band having fun with my friends and other band parents; this is like being in a bigger family then my own. In the near future I would like to be a part of a college colorguard or even an instructor for a high school or college guard.