BKMB Color Guard
The BKMB color guard is a non-musical section for the band. They are an award -winning team of talented 8th-12th grade students that provide additional aspects to the BKMB performance. The team is under the direction of the band director and led by an accomplished staff with over 20 years of experience. The students have a wide range of abilities and talents including music, dance, gymnastics, and theater. The BKMB color guard works closely with the band throughout the year during football games, parades, and band competitions. The color guard started representing BKMB in winter guard competitions during the winter program.
What is Color Guard?
A marching band color guard is a visual representation of the band music. The color guard uses flags, sabers, mock rifles and other equipment, as well as dance and interpretive movement. They work closely with the band to enhance the visual effect of the band. Color guards can be found in middle schools, high schools, universities and other independent organizations, some of which are related to drum corps.
How long is the Color Guard season?
The color guard practices year-round. They hold workshops for incoming and veteran students in the spring. In the summer & fall they follow the band schedule for practice and competitions. There is an optional winter program that runs from December – April.
Is band class required to be in color guard?
Although it is preferred, band class it is not required to be part of the color guard team.