EC Winter Guard Named South Eastern U.S. Bronze Medalists and State Silver Medalists
It was a day of celebration last Saturday, April 7th 2018 for the Edmonson County Winter Guard at the South Eastern Color Guard (SCGC) Circuit Championships at E. A. Diddle Arena on Western Kentucky University’s Campus in Bowling Green, KY.
In championship competition, which included winter guards from Alabama, Indiana, Kentucky, Tennessee, and Mississippi, the Edmonson County Winter Guard came home as South Eastern U.S. Bronze Medalists and State Silver Medalists. With an all-time high EC score of 82.5, EC Guard Members walked the red carpet in front of thousands of spectators to receive their medals and trophy during the awards ceremony.
Winter Guard takes the equipment most commonly seen in outdoor color guard – flags, sabers, and mock rifles – and brings the action indoors to gymnasiums and professional sporting arenas. When these elements are combined with interpretive dance, vivid storytelling and imaginative costumes, what results are dynamic, athletic, and often theatrical performances.
The Edmonson County Winter Guard consists of 14 members: Captains - Emma Lindsey, Kaley Hartz, and Destiny Holt, Team Members – Elle Madison, Chloe Jones, Haley Lindsey, Elijah Merryman, Summer Clubb, Jayla Pate, Audrey Pierce, Skylyn Arms, Shaw’nee Brooks, Savanah Porter, and Gaby Rumsey.
They are under the direction of Autumn Berry and John Woods II, with instructors Amy Tanner, Jesse Katzman, and Emily Vincent.
“This is the first full competitive season for the EC Winter Guard and to medal in their first season of competition is absolutely amazing,” said Director John Woods.
The EC Winter Guard would like to thank all their supporters and sponsors that have helped throughout the season. Without the community’s support the program would not have the needed equipment to succeed.
“I can’t wait to see the future of this program and the progress we continue to make during Marching season into next winter season," said Director Autumn Berry. "Thank you to all that have freely given up their time to help with loading and unloading our props, driving our equipment, and feeding the Guard. A lot of people went into this group having the opportunity to receive those medals. Truly thank you to all.”