The Seven Lakes Color Guard plays an important role in the SLHS band performance.

What is color guard?

Color guard is the non-musical section of marching band that provides visual aspects to the half time and competition performances. The color guard uses various styles of dance, as well as equipment, to bring the band’s music to life visually.

What experience do I need?

None! All you need to do is come to the clinic dates and we will teach you all that you need to learn for the audition. Typically, the clinics will include a dance warm up, a short dance combination, a flag warm up, and a short flag combination. We will also provide flags for you to use in the clinics and audition!

What does the color guard season look like?

We start working in May and go through the beginning of November. During the summer, we have several camps. During the school year, we have rehearsals after school. We have football games and competitions at night and on the weekends. A more detailed calendar can be found on our website ( and will be handed out to students at the clinics. The guard also meets during the school day in their own class.

Will my child have time for homework?

Yes. We expect all of our students to do well academically. Marching band is a UIL activity so students must remain eligible in order to participate. UIL restricts our rehearsals during school to eight hours a week for practice with one additional hour for practice on football game days and one additional hour for practice on competition days.

How much will this cost?

Fees are decided yearly and will be sent to you as soon as they are finalized, but we try to keep them as low as possible. If your child wants to participate, but money is an issue, please talk to us and we will work something out.

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