Color Guard Season Review

Color Guard Season Review
Posted on 04/17/2020
Color Guard CompetitionNatalie Morgan
Staff Writer
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This year the Cumberland Valley Color Guard's season was cut short due to the rapid spread of the coronavirus. Although this abrupt ending was disappointing to the color guard they accomplished many things over their short season. This year the guard was in the open division, the highest division guard in the area.

Their first competition was February 1 at Cumberland Valley. The gym was full of spectators as the guard took the floor to show off their routine for the first time. After the home show the guard travelled to Central Dauphin on February 15 where they took home their first first place trophy of the season.

After these two local competitions it was time for the first regional of the season. The guard travelled out to South Brunswick New Jersey where they competed against 6 other color guards.

At regionals each color guard competes in prelims and then the top guards move on to finals. Cumberland Valley won prelims with a score of 77.3.

For the finals they only had 2 guards to compete against and the guard once again took home the first place trophy. In their finals performance the guard was able to increase their score to an 80.1.

At this point in the season the guard was ranked 3rd in the nation for WGI, the national organization that the guard competes in. The guard was in the midst of an undefeated season and headed into the next competition ready to take home another first place. Conestoga Valley was the last competition for the colorguard on March 7th. They once again won first place.

The weekend of March 14 was supposed to be the color guards' next competition, but the season was cancelled before they got the chance to compete. March 12th ended up being last practice of the season.

Senior Gabby Vomero said, “The end of the abrupt season makes me disappointed. It feels like the season that could have been. We were so excited to go to Dayton and regionals and then it’s just gone. In a snap of a finger. This was by far my favorite indoor show I’ve done and it felt like the perfect way to end my CVCG career but alas, it wasn’t."
The thing I’m going to miss most about the CV guard are the weird traditions we do. Before every show since I’ve been in 7th grade I’ve eaten gummies for good luck. I plan on doing guard in college and not eating gummies before every show is going to feel very very weird. I’m also going to miss the random laughing fits we get into as a group. All the jokes, the stories, the falls, and my second family as a whole.”

"Even though the guard did not get to finish out their season they finished it undefeated and worked hard to become 3rd in the nation," she continued. "The guard puts a lot of blood, sweat and tears into their shows and it pays off.

Here's the CVCG's 2020 performance
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