The Waxahachie High School junior varsity flag core took home first place in the North Texas Colorguard Association Champions in the regional 2A competition March 24.

“It was a lot of blood sweat and tears. We teach excellence and how to do things right and that you have to work hard to achieve and they did,” Waxahachie color guard director Denise Armstrong said. “I was very, very proud of them.”

The now three-time defending champions competed at The Colony High School with a four-minute performance. The junior varsity team was judged based on how well students spun their instruments, how they incorporated movement and the overall program.

The competition was the fourth the students have participated in the Dallas area since January. The team has prepared for the series of competitions since November.

“I’m extremely proud of these students because of the 21 that competed only two had competed last year. So, it was a pretty big deal,” Armstrong stressed.

The junior varsity guard is on the younger side with only two seniors, and the rest comprised of a split of sophomores and first-year students.

“Up until you hear your name, it’s very nerve-racking, but then you hear it, and the tears come,” Armstrong expressed when they heard the final scores.

The junior varsity guard is finished for the season but will go into solo and ensemble competition. During this time, the students compete against each other with original works to earn points on their letterman jackets.

The varsity guard advanced to the scholastic 2A competition on April 7. They are defending champions, as well.


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