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Medina winterguard takes first at Lancaster

Posted 5 March 2017 at 8:14 pm

Photos and article courtesy of Medina Mustang Band

Lancaster High School hosted a winterguard show on Saturdy and the Medina Varsity Guard took 1st place in the SA class with a score of 71.56.

Winterguard groups range in size from 5 to 25 and both boys and girls participate. Most of the guards are sponsored by a school but there are independent guards comprised of people who are not in school but still want to participate in this activity.

The participants use dance and acrobatics along with props, flags, sabers and wooden rifles. Some shows are at a slower pace while others are faster and yet they manage to not collide or hit each other with their equipment.

Shows are timed and each guard has 7 minutes to get themselves and their equipment on the floor, perform their show and exit with all of their equipment including the floor mat.

Medina’s home show is this Saturday and there will be 20 guards performing.  Doors open at 4 p.m. and the show starts at 5 p.m.  Medina’s cadet guard performs at 5:33 p.m. and the Varsity guard at 8:07.

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