Color Guard Illuminates the Stage

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Bringing their routine to life, the Color Guard performs their “Hills and Valley’ routine on Mar. 24 at the Thibodaux Civic Center in Thibodaux, LA. The team received 3rd place for this outstanding performance and returned home proud with their bronze medals.

Since the fall, the coaches and team have been preparing their “Hills and Valleys” routine.  They have designed the stage, costumes and props to go along with the music to convey their message. “The show ‘Hills and Valleys’ was all about God in our lives and showed the joy of having Him with us through every low and high point in our lives,” said senior Kristen Tholen, Color Guard captain. “We conveyed this through our choreography and physical ramps that we used as props. It was a great concept because it touched each girl in a different way.”

With this astounding performance, the team placed 1st at D’Iberville High School in Biloxi and 2nd at Dutchtown High School in Geismar. Other accomplishments this year include placing in competitions at Denham Springs High School and WGI Pensacola Regionals.

“Their job is to convey their characters to the audience and to make the audience feel something,” said Mrs. Amy Triche Ferguson, coach. “They ultimately understand that they serve a greater purpose than just themselves.”

“We became so close as a team this season,” said Tholen. “There were a lot of tears from the seniors, due to the fact it was our last performance, but it was a beautiful moment. I was so touched to be a part of it.”

Watch the following video of “Hills and Valleys” to be inspired.

  • Kathryn Valldejuli