What is Color Guard

Color guard is a competitive dance theater using props along with dance as a visual expression of the music performed by either a marching band or pre-recorded. Color guard is both an athletic competition and a form of art that mixes modern dance and ballet and uses props traditionally including rifles, flags and sabres.

About the team

The Branham Color Guard, competes with the marching band from August through November, using choreography and equipment to enhance the visual effect of the marching band show. The color guard is judged both as part of the overall visual appeal of the show as well as in its own category.

From January through April, the color guard competes in winter guard, an indoor color guard imageactivity performed to recorded music, usually in a gym or indoor arena. The winter guard unit performs using dance, and props including flags, rifles, and sabres. Guard members toss, spin, and do much more with their equipment, which can change throughout the show.

During the winter guard season, Branham High School competes in the California Color Guard Circuit (CCGC) which is sanctioned and managed by Winter Guard International (WGI). During the winter season, Branham will compete in 6 CCGC competitions and select WGI regionals.

Fall season

Winter season


Fall 2017

Auditions for the Fall color guard will occur on the following dates and times:


Wednesday, May 24, 2017


Open audition to all incoming freshman and current Branham freshman, sophomores, and juniors. No previous experience required. Arrive dressed in athletic attire, no jeans.

Call Backs

Wednesday, May 26, 2017


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