We want you to join the HPHS Colorguard
Colorguard members are very welcoming to our new members. You will gain new friends within hours of joining colorguard. Many of our members started out not knowing anyone in colorguard, now some of them are best friends. You will make long life friends that you also get to perform with at football games.
I don't know how to spin, dance, or perform? That's alright, we will give you all the tools you will need to be successful.
Yes, the colorguard accepts members from the junior high. You will need to arrange a ride to get to practices. The colorguard practices at Highland Park High School. We have had members from the junior high before and they became very successful members of the colorguard.
During 1st semester
Most of the competitions happen on weekends,
so class times are not effected.
Colorguard students receive both fine art and physical education credit, both type of credits are needed to graduate on any high school plan. You must be enrolled in the colorguard class to recieved High School credit.
You will work as a team and spend a lot of time with this group of students. Colorguard kids are very welcoming and try to help every student achieve their personal goals. Not only in colorguard, but academically as well.
The usual cost is about $800 for the year. Every band/colorguard student is also required to participate in 3 fund raisers for the school year. If needed we offer payment plans.
The money from dues and fund raisers goes to buses, competition fees, uniforms, shoes, etc.
ABSOLUTELY, the colorguard has a strong instructional staff that will teach you everything you need to know about colorguard.
The colorguard was the 2019 NTCA Grand Champion and is one of the most successful colorguard programs in the state.
The colorguard/band was the 2019 UIL State Marching band Silver Medalist.
The colorguard has gone with the band to:
As a member of the colorguard, you are entitled to go on any band trip. Most of the travel does not interfere with school times.
Our instructional staff will teach you everything you need to know.
Many of our current members did not have any experience performing. Our staff is more than happy to help and our student leader are always available to give a much needed emotional boost when needed.
Well great news, you don't have to audition to be in colorguard. If you work hard during our practices, you will make the colorguard.
The answer is yes. Although, you are not guaranteed to perform every part of the production. Our staff makes an effort to make sure every student has an important part in our show.
During the summer, we have camps and summer band. Usually we camps the first weekend in June and the last weekend in July. August we practices with the band.
We would like you at all camps and summer band practices, but if you already have a vacation planned we will work with your schedule. You will need to inform the staff as soon as possible after joining.
Mr. Martinez is the head director for the colorguard. This will be his 8th year at Highland Park High School. Mr. Martinez has over 27 years experience in teaching and has taught some of the most successful programs in the state of Texas
Mr. Martinez is a choreographer and designer for programs across the country. He is collaborates with the Highland Park Band Staff to design the HP Marching Band Production.
Mrs. Harrison is now in her 4th year with the HP colorguard. She is a movement and performance guru. Mrs. Harrison is fantastic with beginners and she can make any student perform at their highest level.
Mrs. Harrison is a world champion. She performed with the Phantom Regiment drum corp in 2008. After winning with Phantom, she performed with Crossman and Santa Clara Vanguard. Mrs. Harrison has been taught by some of the best instructors in the world. She brings a lot of passion and knowledge to her students.
Mr. Lum is the Highland Park Rifle instructor. He is one of the most energetic young teacher in the metroplex. Mr. Lum is very smart about his choreography and technique. His enthusiasm is infections and students are drawn to him, because of his work ethics and how excited he gets when the students show progress.