The Pride Of West
The Colorguard has become an integral part of our performing art program at West ISD.
Students involved in this program develop a passion for the activity and dedicate lots of time to establish their
skills as performers. This unit is used to create colorful additions to The Pride Of West Marching band in the fall
and perform as their own entity during the spring season as The Pride Of West Winterguard.
The Winterguard is a participant of the North Texas Colorguard Association (NTCA) which is an affiliate
of Winterguard International (WGI).
NTCA BRIEF HISTORY
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.
Winterguard International (WGI) is the governing body, which sanctions competitions at the regional, national, and international levels. WGI publishes an annual Adjudication Manual and Rule Book for both colorguard and percussion. NTCA follows these two manuals exclusively as they relate to caption judging/criteria referenced sheets, timing and penalties, code of ethics, and competitive flag code. All other business brought forth to the NTCA follows the NTCA adopted Articles of Association, By-Laws, and Policies and Procedures Manual, which includes its appendix and the How to Host a Contest literature.
Students interested in this performing or helping this ensemble
must speak with the Band Directors.
The spring 2018 (Winterguard) schedule for this ensemble will be established
as the 2017 marching season is coming to a close.
Please check website frequently for any changes.
The dates list are subject to change due to UIL guidelines and weather conditions.
If you have any questions about upcoming events please email.