Color Guard

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.

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Color Guard Instructor Profiles

Tristen Hamilton

Tristen Hamilton

Tristen Hamilton has been with the Summit Color Guard since 2015. Her color guard adventure started in 2010, in Knoxville, TN at Bearden High School. In 2014, right after graduation, she performed with MCDC. The following 1 winter season and 3 fall seasons she performed with MTSU Color Guard while she pursued her degree in Art Education. When Tristen started teaching Summit Color Guard in the fall of 2015 she absolutely fell in love with the kids and community. Now she teaches Art at Longview Elementary right down the street!

Jeremy Hewgley


Jeremy Hewley has been with the Summit Color Guard since 2018. Jeremy started color guard his Sophomore year of high school with an independent winterguard called Aspire Winterguard. After marching 2 seasons in winterguard with Aspire, he decided to march with Eklipse Winterguard during senior year. He performed with Eklipse winterguard for the 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015 seasons. During the winter of 2017 he decided to continue marching and tried his first year in World Class winterguard with Lexis World. He had the amazing opportunity of marching with Lexis World Guard for the 2017, 2018, 2019 and the 2020 seasons. On top of performing, Jeremy has had the opportunity to work with a lot of programs in the Middle Tennessee and Southern Kentucky areas.