3 Winter Guard units competing for Medina

Staff Reports Posted 28 January 2018 at 5:32 pm

Provided photos: The cadet Winter Guard unit for Medina competes at Orchard Park on Saturday.

MEDINA – The Winter Guard season actually began in November with auditions followed by practices. This year Medina is sponsoring three guard units. The Pony Cadets, a novice class, consists of 10 new 6th graders performing “Then & Now.”

This is their first season as a member of the North East Color Guard Circuit. Their show is based on the music of two icons in the world of pop music, Michael Jackson and Bruno Mars. This group will not perform at every competition.

The Mustang Cadet WG consists of 13 students in grades 7 and 8 and this is their third year in the NECGC. Their show is “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun.”

Medina’s varsity Winter Guard also competed on Saturday in Orchard Park.

The Varsity Guard consists of 16 girls in grades 9-12 who are seasoned performers. Their show, “24 Hours,” is based on what you would do if you only had 24 hours to live. The music is “Time After Time” by Cindy Lauper and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.

On Saturday the Cadet and Varsity guards performed for the first time in Orchard Park. The Cadets took third place out of five competitors. Numerical scores are not given for this class. The Varsity guard is in the Scholastic A class and took first place with a score of 54.66. The next competition, where all three guard units will perform, is Feb. 10 in Batavia.

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