Winter Guard
Coosa Middle Winter Guard takes second at regional championship
Posted on 04/14/2016
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Not everyone knows what winter guard is all about but Coosa Middle School is working hard to put the activity on the map as the school's winter guard team finished second recently at the Southern Association for Performance Arts Regional Championships in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

Winter guard is much like your traditional color guard that performs in the fall with the high school band at halftime of football games.  Winter guard just takes the performance indoors and performs to recorded music instead of the live band.  

The Coosa Middle School Winter Guard is comprised of an extremely talented group of young ladies trained by instructor Lamar Clark.  The group learns dance and also to spin a variety of equipment including flags, rifles, and sabers. Each season, the Coosa Middle winter guard learns a different routine with unique costumes and props. This year's show was titled "Scottish Heart" and featured the songs set to a Scottish drum beat.

The Coosa Middle School Winter Guard finished in first or second place at every single event in which they competed this season. They concluded the season with a second place finish at the Regional Championships in Chattanooga.

Coosa Middle Winter Guard team members include:  Isabella Warner, Makayla Nelson, Emily Alcantar, Avie Carlton, Katie Robinson, Anna Espy, Aniah Carlton, Julianna Ozment, Kassidy Clements, Lily Cawthon, Brianna Daughtry, Carolyn Smyth, Emma Bartlett,  Kara Long, Delana Wilson, Kamya Mayes, Aaliyah Vickers, Marissa Page, Ashley Ellis, Rylee King, Emilee Clements, Hannah West, Mary Katherine West.  

The team is led by Melanie Daniel, band director at Coosa Middle School.

 

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Front Row:
 Isabella Warner, Makayla Nelson, Emily Alcantar, Avie Carlton, Katie Robinson, Anna Espy  Second Row: Aniah Carlton, Julianna Ozment, Kassidy Clements, Lily Cawthon, Brianna Daughtry, Carolyn Smyth, Emma Bartlett  Back Row: Kara Long, Delana Wilson, Kamya Mayes, Aaliyah Vickers, Marissa Page, Ashley Ellis, Rylee King, Emilee Clements  Not pictured: Hannah West, Mary Katherine West 

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