Coppell High School will host the NTCA WinterGuard Contest on January 26, 2019. Over 70 high school winter guard organizations from the North Texas Region will perform, including Coppell’s own varsity color guard team.
Winter Guard is an indoor pageantry activity that involves an array of equipment, movement, and skill. Flags, rifles, sabres and other props are utilized to bring music and themes to life while displaying technique, creativity, and expression. Competition is separated into eleven classifications based on the complexity of the program and if the color guard is affiliated with a school (scholastic) or not (independent).
Ticket information: Children 7 and under are free, 8 years through HS are $5 and adults are $10. For more ticket and schedule information for this event, please visit https://ntca-online.com/events/17122.
The North Texas Colorguard Association (NTCA) was founded in 1993, with the first competitions taking place in the spring of 1994. The founding members wanted to have a circuit based in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex. This particular circuit was aimed at providing a band director friendly environment with education-based competition. Although participation was welcomed by senior and independent classes, the focus of the circuit was toward smaller, scholastic groups wanting to participate at a local level. The growth in North Texas has been tremendous, and the circuit now has well over one hundred competing units from both winterguard and indoor percussion.