The Winter Guard rehearses twice a week and most Saturdays from mid-November through mid-April. The Winter Guard participates in South Florida Winter Guard Association (SFWGA) and Winter Guard International (WGI) competitions Palm Beach County and other locations in Florida. In 2015, the JHS Winter Guard attended WGI World Championships in Dayton, Ohio, and placed 4th overall.
Winter Guard members are selected by auditions held in mid to late November, after marching season concludes. Auditions are open to ANYONE (male or female) who is a current student at Jupiter High School. You do not have to be in the Spirit of Jupiter Color Guard to audition. Members are required to be enrolled in the Color Guard class. Members do not need to have previous Color Guard experience. Many Winter Guard members are students who play instruments in the marching band. Concentration is placed on learning proper skills and techniques on various types of equipment as well as dance styles.
Members of the JHS Winter Guard pay a “Fair Share” band fee that covers the cost of competitions, uniforms, equipment, transportation, instructors and much more. For more information on Fair Share and how you can fund raise your band fees, see our Band Fees and Fundraising pages.
To see videos of JHS performances from previous years, see our Videos page and scroll down to Winter Guard.
Competition results and placement are listed on our Achievements page; look under Winter Guard headings.
These videos also provide a sense of what Winter Guard is:
2017 – “Beyond the Glass Elevator”
2016 – “Carmen”
2015 – “It Was a Very Good Year”
2014 – “The Art of Technology”
2013 – “Turn to Stone”