What Is Color Guard? (Hint: It’s a Sport)

Think color guard isn’t a sport? Think again! But what is color guard anyway? Who started it? Read on to learn everything you need to know. What’s the deal with those people twirling colorful flags with the band? Sounds like you may be wondering, “What is color guard?” Color guard is a misunderstood sport, and we are here to tell …

Winter Guard – The Biggest Sport You Never Heard Of

Winter Guard – The Biggest Sport You Never Heard Of It’s a utilitarian high school gym. There are books and backpacks piled along the walls. The volleyball nets are removed and the basketball hoops are up. On a giant tarp in the middle of the floor, a different activity is underway.   Young men and women in a variety of …

WGI Video – How It’s Made

Winter Guard International (WGI) produced an excellent feature on how digitally printed tarps are produced.  We were one of two companies prominently featured in this piece and we think it was really well done, and hope you do too!   Do we feel a little bit like movie stars now?  Well .. . . maybe just a LITTLE bit.   We …

Colorful Custom Floor Tarp

Custom Design Strategies for Floor Tarps

Custom Design Strategies for Floor Tarps Designing artwork for your floor tarp is one of the most critical elements of your show. Other than the uniforms it is literally the first thing the audience (and the judges!) will see.  First impressions are important. At Winter Guard Tarps we have been printing large custom winter guard floor tarps, percussion tarps, drum line …

Drums!

The following is a reprint of an article about drums with some super basic info. Could be helpful for a beginner, 1st-year band student etc. Enjoy the article below:

Color Guard Historical Society

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‘ …

2015 WGT Promo

This is our promotional video from 2015.   We were (are) super proud of this video which really shows off our products in style and also showcases a day in the life of a pageantry performer.   We used this one for two years and premiered it at the 2015 WGI World Championships.   Enjoy and let us know what …