main content starts hereMHS Color Guard delivers award-winning performances

| March 2, 2016

Congratulations to the Mohonasen High School Winter Color Guard on their recent successes!

During the 18th annual Mid-York Color Guard Circuit winter guard competition at Mohonasen on Feb. 27, the varsity and junior varsity guards delivered first-place performances in their respective classes to a home gym filled with supporters. Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara and Board of Education President Bob Piccirillo presented awards to the show’s 19 participating groups.

Dressed as the Scarecrow from the Wizard of Oz and utilizing large cable spools and rope props, the junior varsity color guard members performed to “Stitches” by Shawn Mendes. The varsity color guard performed an elegant and whimsical rendition of a masquerade party show that boasted rifle skills, flag and saber tricks and the comedic skills of the members. The show also featured the 2016 debut performance of Mohonasen’s Indoor Percussion Theater with their piece, “Pandora’s Revenge.”

On Feb. 20, the varsity group took part in the Winter Guard International Regional Competition at Gates-Chili High School in Rochester. A total of 15 color guard groups competed in the Scholastic A Class, and Mohonasen placed second in the preliminary round with a score that allowed them to advance to finals. The group’s final performance of the day secured their standing at third place in the competition and boosted Mohonasen’s national ranking to 27.

The Color Guard is currently preparing for their trip to Dayton, Ohio in April where they will compete in the Winter Guard International’s World Championships.