15th January 2001
Great Start To 2001 Season
Sunday 14th January saw the start of the 2001 Winterguard season with two out of our three units traveling to Stoke On Trent.
The Cadet Guard, competing in the Junior Class, were full of confidence with their fun packed 'Summertime' production. You could really tell that the 10 members were really enjoying themselves and this obviously projected as both the audience and judges warmed to the performance. An excellent start to their 2001 campaign being placed 2nd (out of 8). Special mention and well done to the new members in the Juniors: Amy F, Amy S and Victoria plus the two members who moved up from last years Rugrats, Claudia and Becky.
Returning to the Open Class for the first time since 1991 the Senior Guard pulled out an excellent performance, especially after all the trails and tribulations of the past few months as they changed the style of their performance to reflect the higher competition level. Going into the competition we really had no idea how the judges would react to our new style so, even though there is plenty of work to do, being placed 4th (out of 8), and only just below last years top 3 units, was beyond all our hopes. Well done to the new members Stef and Louise and also Sian and Carla who have moved up from last years Juniors.
Next weekend the Rugrats have their first contest so all three units will be performing at the Southern Knights contest in Burgess Hill on Sunday 21st January.