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Color guard team headed to world championships

March 28, 2019

An Alvin High School squad will compete in the WGI Color Guard World Championships that start April 3 in Dayton, Ohio.

“We’ve been competing since January on the road to nationals,” said Maurice Wright, the team’s coach. “These students have worked so hard and have really given their all to prepare themselves for this opportunity.”

Color guards perform using a combination of flags, sabers, mock rifles and other equipment, as well as dance and other interpretive movement.

Said Emily Mendoza, a color guard captain, “I am just so proud of my team. None of this would have been possible without Mr. Wright.”

During the winter season, the squad keeps busy with indoor competitions. The team made it through two regional meets in Texas.

Win or lose, coach Wright is happy the team is getting this experience.

“This has never happened in the history of the program,” he said recently, noting the team’s ranking as third in the state and 19th in the world.

“This team and this year is just different. We have such a special bond and it shows when we perform,” said Aubrey Elmore, a senior captain on the team.