About the McNeese Summer Color Guard Academy

Our color guard academy is ideal for sending entire school color guards or attending as an individual.  Designed and instructed by an expert faculty with strong backgrounds in color guard and winter guard, the guard camp provides instruction to all levels of experience, with focus on the following:

  • Flag fundamentals
  • Rifle and/or saber fundamentals
  • Writing for color guard
  • Winter Guard show creation
  • Camp Finale Performance

Guard students also participate in our evening activities such as: sports night, movie/game night and pool night.

From our Color Guard Academy Coordinator: 

Hey McNeese Guard Campers!

This is just a quick note about our McNeese Summer High School Color Guard Academy. As usual I’ve chosen a theme for this year’s event. For 2018, we’re going to explore the classic music, and showmanship, of the band Queen (ask your parents who they are)! For your “costumes”, I want you to wear all black attire—it can be a tshirt, a tank top, or a tunic; it can be plain, textured, lace, whatever. My only requirement is that you have your entire torso covered, so no crop tops or major cutouts. Bottoms should be either shorts or leggings so you can move around freely! You can wear either black jazz shoes or sneakers. Use what you have!

Just make sure your costumes for the final show are “appropriate” and allow you to spin and dance (no jeans!)  As always, you need to bring your own equipment (flags, rifles and sabres are all welcome—please no special props like airblades though, just because of time constraints). If you or you director prefer, you can bring a practice flag and show flag. Practice flags can be any color, it’s just practice!

For the performance, try to bring show silks that are in the purple, magenta, hot pink color family so that we kind of coordinate with each other. I can’t wait to see everyone in June and I’m looking forward to having a blast learning guard stuff, playing volleyball, hanging out and putting on an amazing show for your family and friends. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact the band office and they’ll track me down or you can email me at cortney1946@gmail.com. See you all soon.


Pre-Academy Information Letter