Color Guard/Winter Guard

Color/Winter Guard Director:  Curtis Green,

Color/Winter Guard Assistant: Carlos Villatoro

Color Guard interest form (google sheets) Click on the link below

Color/Winter Guard

At Northwest High School (NHS) both Color and Winter Guard classes are offered.  These classes focus on dance and movement, where students learn to toss flags, rifles and sabers, which qualifies as both a physical education and fine arts credit.  This class requires an audition which takes place in April of the previous school year, and is open to incoming freshmen as well as current high school students. No experience is required, although some dance is helpful.

Color Guard takes place first semester; students learn and perform a routine with the NHS marching band which enhances the competition show.  Color Guard participates in all football games, pep rallies, marching band UIL competitions and the homecoming parade along Texan Drive. 

Winter Guard takes place during second semester.  This class learns an indoor floor routine and competes in the North Texas Colorguard Association (NTCA) circuit.  Northwest High School will also host the NTCA Guard C/B competition on Saturday February 8th, 2020.

Guard members are encouraged to attend the Northwest Band spring trip; April 24-27th 2020 the group will travel to Corpus Christi.  Guard members are also eligible to earn a Letterman Jacket.

Color Guard marching band competition/football dates are available on the main NHS band page.

Winter Guard competition dates:

Saturday February 29th, 2020 - Lake Ridge High School


11:30am       Band Hall open/set-up for rehearsal

12:00pm       Rehearsal begins

2:00pm          Floor Crew Arrives

2:30pm          Load bus and truck

2:45pm          Depart for Lake Ridge HS

4:00pm          Arrive at Lake Ridge HS

5:06pm          Warm-up

5:37pm          Performance

5:45pm          Watch Groups

10:15pm       Retreat

10:30pm       Load bus and depart for Northwest HS

11:30pm       Arrive back at Northwest HS


All black performance uniform, wavy show hair, natural make-up

(Northwest Band or Color Guard T-shirt and Color Guard sweats in red bag)

Floor Crew- Northwest Band t-shirt, jeans, and closed-toe shoes.


*Be sure to bring money for food.

Saturday February 14th, 2020 *Championships* - Marcus High School