Membership in the SHS color guard is by audition only. The student agrees to attend all rehearsals and performances, including summer activities. Students in Color Guard that also play instruments should be enrolled in the appropriate band class period. Color guard is an intense, physical, outdoor activity. Performing in the guard requires that students be in excellent physical condition. Our experience has been that students with chronic respiratory, cardiac or other sun or heat-related problems, as well as problems with the knee , ankle, hip, elbow and shoulder joints will encounter serious obstacles to performing with the proficiency necessary to earn and maintain performances status. Membership in the fall marching program as either a member of the Color Guard, Horn Line, or Percussion Section is a requirement for participation in Winter Guard.
Though the winter program is comprised of an elite set of members, any current Summit High School student (or 8th grader who marched in the band during fall) is welcome to audition.
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Color Guard Instructor Profiles
Destin Osan has been with the Summit Color Guard and Winter Guard since 2013 and brings over a decade of experience to our team. She has over 8 years’ experience performing with the guard and has been an instructor since 2008. Destin marched for four years with the Million Dollar Band at the University of Alabama, performed 3 years with Alabama’s Winter Guard, Alta Marea, and spent two seasons of drum corps with the Spirit of Atlanta.
Donovan Sisco has been with the Summit Color Guard since 2015. Donovan experience includes band (trumpet), choir, dance and guard. In the past, he has served as a choreographer for the Vintage dance troupe. He has performed with the band (trumpet) at the University of Memphis and MTSU Band of Blue (Color Guard), as well as the Elysian of MTSU Winter Guard.
Tristen Hamilton has been with the Summit Color Guard since 2015. Tristen’s experience includes four years color guard in high school, one year high school winter guard, Music City Drum and Bugle Corps Color Guard, MTSU Band of Blue Color Guard, and Elysian of MTSU Winter Guard.