Color Guard

Discovery offers both FALL GUARD as well as a spring WINTERGUARD team.

Fall Color Guard

Fall Color Guard at DMS is sponsored by Mrs. Jenney Merritt and instructed by Taylor Gilbert.

Tryouts: August 14, 15 and 16, 2019 — Meet in Discovery band room

Practice Schedule: After school from 3:30-5:30 – Tuesdays and Thursdays

Fees: Depends on total number of students selected. Fees have ranged from $55 – $80 total in years past.

Discovery will provide a flag for each student for the fall season that students will check out. Students who have purchased their own are allowed to use them at practice, but not at performances.

Fall Guard will perform during the fall season at at least 1 home DMS football game and any other community performances we can acquire. In the past, we have performed at March On Madison, the Madison Street Festival Parade, the DMS vs. LMS game, pep rallies and other community events.

Winterguard

The Discovery guard students will join with Bob Jones freshmen on the Bob Jones JV Winterguard team.

There are tryouts required for this team – tryouts are usually in November of the previous semester and practices start in December or January.

Students will compete at SCGC (Southeastern Color Guard Circuit) events all over the southeast. They will travel with the BJHS Varsity Winterguard and sometimes the BJHS Indoor Drumline.

Fees will be higher than fall guard for this group because of competition and travel expenses, along with more uniform requirements, etc.

Please contact Ms. Leigh Thomas, the BJHS band director and guard sponsor, with more questions: lsthomas@madisoncity.k12.al.us