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YUHSD Winter Guard takes first place at Focus Show in Phoenix

The Yuma Union High School District Winter Guard, comprised of students from Yuma and Cibola high schools, competed in the Guard Focus Show at Desert Vista High School in Phoenix on Mar. 2, 2019. 

The YUHSD Winter Guard team earned first place in the nine team field.

“This group has to be one of the hardest working groups I’ve had the pleasure of working with,” Winter Guard coach Anthony Mosqueda said. “We rehearsed every Tuesday and Thursday from 4-8 p.m. and we also had six Saturday rehearsals that ran from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. All in preparation of the competition season, we still have more rehearsals to tweak and clean areas of our show that the judges really didn’t understand or came off as not being in unison. We are preparing for our next competition and for State Championships.”

According to Winter Guard International, Winter Guard is an indoor color guard sport derived from military ceremonies or veterans organizations ceremonies. Unlike traditional color guard, Winter Guard is performed indoors, usually in a gymnasium or an indoor arena. Performances make use of recorded music rather than a live band or orchestra.

Yuma Union Winter Guard

Kevin Swearingin
kswearingin@yumaunion.org