Winter Guard Tarps found this archive of the Color Guard Historical Society which is no longer a working website. We present it here for historical purposes. We hope you find it useful.
Color Guard Historical Society
The “List” of Non-Active Guards
The Colorguard Historical Society is proud to bring you Inactive and Active guard lists with a ‘group page‘ for each guard. We welcome additions/corrections as some of our memories are starting to fade (lol).
We are here to remember THE guards and people who were ‘the movement’ before WGI was organized in 1977 – yes, Virginia, there was competitive guard before 1977.
History lesson #1….. know your roots!!
Alliance of Miami,FL
Blue Devils World
Conquistadors New York
Cranford Patriots: Cranford,NJ
Dukes of the Imperial Guardsmen
Elizabeth High School
Esperanza De Luz
Father Hewitt’s Phantom Regiment: NJ
Field of View
Golden Eagles: NY
Kings Regiment Knights
Kingsmen (New York)
Maple City Cadets
Monarch (Girls) Wayne,NJ
Monarch (Boys) Wayne,NJ
Muchachos Winterguard: Hawthorne,NJ
New York Royal Guardsmen: Elmhurst,NY
Opus: NY, NY
Pacer’s of NY
Park Avenue North
Pride of Cincinnati
San Jose Raiders
San Marino Academy
Solution Performance Ensemble
South Shore Drill Team
St.Ann’s World: Newponset,MA
St.Ann’s New World: Newponset,MA
St.Anthony’s of Revere
St.Therese Little Flower
State Street Review: Madison,WI
Union High School
Wayne P.A.L. Stardusters
West Gensese Wildcats
Woonsocket High School
History lesson #2…….Go back to lesson #1 and start all over.
ENJOY : )
The “List” of Active Guards
Atlanta’s Independent World
Atlantic Performance Ensemble
Carolina Visual Productions
Center Grove HS
Cypress Creek HS
Eden Prairie HS
Fleur de Lys Independent
Flower Mound HS
JW Mitchell HS, FL
King Philip Regional
Lake Erie Regiment
La Porte HS
Marion Catholic HS
Mission Viejo HS
Mt.Carmel Viejo HS
Phantom Regiment Winterguard
Pride of Missour State
Pride of the Netherlands
Project L Independent
Rancho Bernardo HS
River City Independent
Santa Clara Vanguard
Seminole HS Sanford,FL
Spruce Creek HS
South Brunswick HS
South Hills HS
Stoneman Douglas HS
Tarpon Springs HS
The Mark of NSA
U/Alabama Alta Marea
Warren Central HS
West Johnston HS
West Orange HS
Zydeco ColorguardPlease email Tony Jenners or Patrick Vicari to have new names added to the CGHS.
Atlantic Indoor Assoc.
California Color Guard Circuit
Canadian Winter Guard Assoc.
Carolina Indoor Performance Assoc.
Carolina Winter Ensemble Assoc.
Cavalcade Indoor Assoc.
Central Valley Guard and Percussion
Color Guard Netherlands
Eastern Mass Color Guard Circuit
Florida Federation of Colorguards Inc.
Gulfcoast Color Guard Circuit
Indiana High School CG Assoc.
Indiana Percussion Assoc.
Keystone Indoor Drill Assoc.
Louisiana Colorguard and Percussion Circuit
Michigan Color Guard Circuit
Mid Atlantic Percussion Society
Mid Continent Color Guard Circuit
Mid East Performance Assoc.
Mid-York Color Guard Circuit
Midwest Color Guard Circuit
Minnesota Percussion Assoc.
Mississippi Indoor Assoc.
Musical Arts Conference
New England Scholastic Band Assoc.
New York State Percussion Circuit
North East Color Guard Circuit
North Star Color Guard Circuit
North Texas CG Assoc.
Northwest Marching Band Circuit
Northwest Pageantry Assoc.
Ohio Indoor Performance Assoc.
Pep and Pageantry Arts of Central California
Rocky Mountain CG Assoc.
Rocky Mountain Percussion Assoc.
San Joaquin Color Guard and Percussion Review
South Florida Winter Guard Assoc.
Southeastern Color Guard Circuit
Southern Assoc.for Performance Arts
Southern California Judges Assoc.
Southern California Percussion Alliance
Texas Color Guard Circuit
Texas Education CG Assoc.
Three Rivers Winter Ensemble Assoc.
Tournament Indoor Assoc.
Tri State Pageantry Arts Circuit
Utah Winter Guard Assoc.
Salt Lake City,UT
Winter Guard & Percussion of Oklahoma
Winter Guard Arizona
Winter Guard Assoc.of Southern California
WinterGuard United Kingdom
Introducing CGHS IM chat and A Welcome to OUR All-In-One Social Network
Welcome to the Colorguard Historical Society – We are a social network of educators and keepers of the history of guard and welcome all of you to join, view, and post your personal marching / teaching history along with your own guard`s contribution to this sport.
Colorguard Historical Society .org site is pretty easy to use, we suggest you create a profile and become friends with other profiles and join the groups that you march in and the groups that you love. Please create a profile as an individual NOT as a guard name – we have set up groups for many guards – let us know if your team is not listed! Any questions… just ask! Of course, you don’t need to be a member in order to watch videos and view pictures but we would like if you joined and be a voice.
We encourage our members to post videos, however, we do prefer you to use third party sites, such as YouTube, Google, AOL, etc. as we are under limited bandwidth and this allows more video history. Please keep in mind that you are responsible for your uploaded content to those sites and we will not be responsible for copyright infringement. Pictures and videos and show music that is yours is very much encouraged – if any one needs help in digitizing old movies or vhs – drop us a note.
To do so, find the ’embed’ code from your video and apply that code to the designated spot after clicking ‘add video’. Pictures, weblinks and gallery links are also most welcome – we suggest FlickR picture slide shows. Please drop us a note if you are in need any further help. Education through printed words, pictures and videos and ALL under one resource!
- Fahrenheit 2005 Added by Patrick Vicari
- Northeast Independent 2008 Added by Patrick Vicari
- Flanagan World Colorguard 2006 Added by Patrick Vicari
- Fahrenheit World 2008 Added by Patrick Vicari
- NYC PRIDE Parade 2005 Added by Patrick Vicari
- Rhapsody Independent 2008 Added by Sean Lopez
- SFWGA 25th Anniversary Added by Anthony Jenners
- Miami Alliance 1994 – Hotel California Added by Anthony Jenners
- Taravella HS “Genesis” Winterguard 1998 Added by Anthony Jenners
Who We Are and How Did This Happen…
Welcome to the CGHS. This is a long term and very passionate project about the real beginnings of Colorguard and Winterguard groups, its’ innovators, early competitions, real stories from real people from around the country that championed this art form. We are sponsored by RIFLEBEAR.com …where we design unique colorguard & marching fanwear !!
April, 2007 – It all began after attending WGI 2007 for the first time in over 20 years, Tony Jenners had a vision of creating a private website for himself and close friends devoted to everything colorguard & drum corps after seeing so many of his buds still active in the sport. It was shortly after sharing his idea he realized the vision was too special to keep private and began a design company for drum corps, guards and bands. Asking his friends Patrick Vicari and TJ Romano to join up with him and help create, produce and market Riflebear Designs.
One of the first designs was a “what year did you march” t-shirt promotion giving access to everyone to declare their marching history, an idea was born! Patrick continued in this vein and began designing a ‘classics’ collection which after months of diligent work, it was decided to change direction and go another route with our designs and focus on guards of the past.. It was from this point that we charted this new project.
After many nights of brainstorming and discussing history and classics, Patrick`s concept of a “Colorguard Historical Society“ along with Tony`s vast knowledge of history & website design lead us to the creation of a unique website… introducing it as… “Colorguard Historical Society”, A most unique place… the first place of its kind… to compile and collect history ,stories, individual photos and videos of the great guards that paved the way of this unique sport. A place for old-timers (aka:”Old School”) and newbies (aka:”New School”) to come together, share, talk and learn together. We began the group in Facebook to a wonderful response and provide this website as a way to further connect with our non-Facebook friends. We have taken the added route of setting up the Drum Corps Historical Society. Please remember these are long term projects and in time the history unfolds.
This is a place of fun facts and maybe not so fun truths…… and is a project created from passion of this unique sport. One of the first ideas was to list the now defunct guards with the utmost respect and honor !! The “Guard Pages“ are up and running so now it`s up to us to add our colorguard/winterguard history, music, photos( Use AOL Pictures, Photobucket or Flickr ) and free to embed 3rd party videos of guards.
Enjoy our website and feel free to get involved in the NING network.
Tony, Patrick , TJ