Frenship Color Guard Wins Historic Back-to-Back Championships

Both the varsity and junior varsity guards won gold medals at both the Caprock Color Guard Circuit and North Texas Colorguard Association competitions.

NTCA17-7822It has been a historic spring semester for Frenship High School’s color guard program, also known as the Frenship Spirit West Winter Guard, as both the varsity and junior varsity guard teams recently won gold medals at two state championship competitions — the Caprock Color Guard Circuit and the North Texas Colorguard Association.

“Our guard program is second to none,” said Tom SoRelle, director of bands. “We are really proud of how they represent the Frenship Band, Frenship High School and the South Plains. They are a really special group.”

Their performances included dancing as well as the manipulation of flags, rifles and sabers in sync with recorded music.

This is the first time in Frenship’s school history that both teams won both of the championships in one year.

Under the direction of guard directors Cindy Thompson and Brian Gruben, the teams worked extremely hard rehearsing and perfecting a state caliber show.

“Our students dedicate endless hours and exhibit tremendous tenacity, focus and heart to reach the level of excellence they have achieved this year,” said Scott Carter, associate director of the high school’s band program. “We are so proud of not only two championships in the same season, but the fact that they have grown so much as competitors and leaders. They are just incredible.”

The Frenship Guard program continues to grow and offer great opportunities for student performers at Frenship High School. Any student may audition for the teams. Auditions for the fall 2017 season will be held on May 22.

For more information about the upcoming auditions, please contact Scott Carter at