Color Guard

Color Guard is a year-long course. This group works as a unit with the marching band to visually enhance the field show. Auditions are held in the spring and are open to any current or incoming John Overton student. In addition to their color guard audition, all color guard members who play a wind or percussion instrument must also audition for placement in a concert band. These color guard members are required to play in their assigned concert bands during the Spring semester. They are expected to maintain a high level of performance on their instrument throughout the year. Auditions will be held for a competitive Winter Guard during the fall semester after marching band is over. The Winter Guard has extra costs associated with membership and is a supplemental but important part of the band program. Heather Arnett and Jeff Scales are the color guard and winter guard instructors. If you have questions about guard, reach out to Ms. Miller at