Juniors take 1st Place at Dagenham Guard Show
A superb start for the 16 members of the Junior Guard winning first place at the Academy Awards Contest on 25/1/98. The judges were extremely impressed by the portrayal of the Olympics and placed the Guard 4.5 points ahead of its nearest rival. Guard Director Sharron Cole still has a few ideas up her sleeve to hopefully ensure that they keep on course right up to the British Championships at the end of March.
A Class Guard 2nd at Academy Awards
"Well chuffed" was the remark from the A Class Guard Director Nicky Spencer following the Guards 2nd place at their first contest of the 1998 Winterguard season. The 8 members performed to music from the recent Romeo & Juliet blockbuster movie. They hope to improve on this positioning but have an uphill struggle as the Guard currently placed first are 12 points ahead of the field however they still have a lot to add before the season ends and anything can happen between now and March.
A Class Guard hold onto 2nd Place at Leicester
Having made a number of changes since the first contest two weeks ago the Main Guard were pleased to hold onto their 2nd place ranking at Leicester. The Guard are now wearing their new shirts and with 'moving' scenery gave an excellent performance, especially considering the amount of changes made. Guard Director, Nicky Spencer, was pleased with the result but was concerned at the standard of judges as one of the General Effect judges had placed the guard last while the other put them in 2nd place!!!!. Let's hope this is all sorted out soon.
They have closed the gap slightly on the Guard currently placed first who are now approximately 9 points ahead of them but the staff are confident that they can continue to build on the performance over the next few weeks.
Juniors drop to 2nd at Winter In Colour
Let down badly by the sound system and up against new competition, the Junior Guard were disappointed to finish in 2nd place at Leicester. As with the Main Guard, some 'suspect' judging decisions also didn't help make the day as successful as first hoped but Guard Director, Sharron Cole, is determined to ensure that they can more than make up the 3 point gap between them and The Statesmen who are currently on first place. Unfortunately they will not meet again until the British Championships at the end of March.
Junior Guard back in 1st Place
Back into winning ways for the Junior Guard at Worthing after the disappointment at Leicester two weeks earlier.
Having worked hard to 'clean' the show since the last outing and also with a sound system that could be heard!, the Guards performance was much improved. The next show on 7th March at Dagenham will be the real test as the Guard that beat the Juniors at Leicester, Statesmen, will also be competing.
Main Guard overtake Solitaire into 1st at Worthing
Following judging anomalies at Leicester the main Guard have worked extremely hard over the past two weeks making a number of changes and additions. Extra scenery now being used and a change of uniform part way through the show all appear to have paid off as they not only closed the gap on Solitaire, which was 9 points at the last show, but overtook them by over 2 points.
Guard Director, Nicky Spencer, advises that they still have a few more 'tricks' up their sleeve and will continue to put on the pressure right up to Finals at the end of March.
Alumni Guards First Performance
To a deafening welcome the Knights Alumni Guard performed in exhibition at the Worthing Winterguard Contest.
With a combined age of over 320 the 10 members performed to Moonlight by Van Morrison and hope to be able to show the Colour Guard community what it can do at the British Championships at the end of March - watch this space for news.