Follow The Road To Another Successful Season


Coral Bridgman

Round Lake High School’s color guard had an amazing season, and with each competition the team got better. Their first competition,“Marching Knights Competition” at Grayslake North, the guard team placed fifth. The team was happy to place, especially considering it was their first competition, and as the season continued they got better and better. Colorguard ended an amazing season with first place for their team size and second overall for all the teams at the Sandwich High School competition.

Of course, the grind never stops and it’s time for the varsity winter guard to defend their first place championship title and for the junior varsity team to take first place. The Round Lake varsity winter guard finished off their undefeated season at the Midwest Color Guard Circuit Championships on April 1 in LaPorte, Ind.. The team scored a 84.95, the highest score out of 25 teams, earning themselves gold medals for the second year in a row, while the junior varsity team got second in the last competition.

There are lots of competitions lined up for both the teams, their first competition for varsity will take place at Romeoville Competition Saturday, Jan. 27, where the team will set the stage for the rest of the season. Junior varsity (JV) will have their first competition at Naperville Central Saturday, Feb. 11, where the varsity team will join them for their second competition.

This season is bringing back not only some amazing veterans, there are lots of impressive new recruits. For many, they are transferring from colorguard to the winter guard in both JV and varsity but for some this is their first time being a part of guard. “I feel great about the new members,” said Senior Carl Asuncion. “Because when the seniors leave, the new members will be able to grow and become role models as the team progresses.”

The title of this years varsity show is “Where My Future Lies.” The theme is a modern day version of the yellow brick road with the song “Goodbye the Yellow Brick Road” by Sara Bareilles. “I’ve been wanting to use the song for a long time,” said coach Jamie Dormody. “I felt like this was the perfect team that could portray this story.” The junior varsity will be performing to the song “True Colors” and features a theme of the joys of painting and expressing oneself. There will even be a “cameo” of Bob Ross. 

The team has an exciting season coming up and a reputation to uphold. The junior varsity will let their true colors show while the varsity says goodbye to the yellow brick road.