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Yuma Union Winter Guard competes and earns 1st place award

On Saturday, March 2, 2019, the Yuma Union Winter guard, comprised of students from Yuma and Cibola high schools, competed in the Guard Focus Show at Desert Vista High School in Phoenix.  9 team competed and the Yuma Union Winter guard earned first place in this competition.

 “This group has to be one of the hardest working group I’ve had the pleasure of working with,” says Anthony Mosqueda, Yuma Union Winter guard coach.  “We rehearsed every Tuesday and Thursday from 4pm-8pm and we also had six Saturday rehearsals that ran from 8am-8pm. 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 Wikipedia, 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. Winter guard was invented in the United States, which remains the predominant scene for the art.

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Yuma Union Winter Guard