My life in Colorguard



Colorguard is one of the most important parts of my life. I have always dreamed of becoming a paleontologist, and I never thought that anything else could equal my love of paleontology. Then I discovered colorguard. I have been spinning since I was 14 as a freshman in high school. Since that time there has only been two semesters I stopped spinning, and they were agonizing times! I have met so many people and done so many things through guard that I can't imagine it not being a part of my life.

2002 was my age out year(I turned 22 in January). I concluded my performing experience with Exaltation National Winterguard, and Independent A guard in Tempe, Arizona.

Now I just feel like revisiting the wonderful experiences I have had in the past 7.5 years!

2002 Season: Exaltation National Winterguard

This year we have traveled to two WGI regionals. We took third place at the Southern California Regional in Riverside, California with a score of 64.7. We took first place at the Rio Grande Regional in Las Cruces, NM with a score of 75.3. We competed at the WGI championships in Dayton, OH and made semifinals. We also competed at the California Championships and took 2nd place. It was a great end to a wonderful season! Exaltation is now an Open Class Winterguard. They are now affiliated with the Momentum World Class Drumline. Their website is: www.azmomentum.org.

University of Arizona Winterguard 2001

The 2001 season show was Queen's Bohemian Rhapsody. This was truly one of the best experiences I had in my Colorguard career. I met great new people and thoroughly enjoyed this season!

Mirage Visual Ensemble, Independent A, 1999-2001

The first year of Mirage began with five members, including our choreographer. We grew to 10, and had a very successful season. Our show was Dream On by Aerosmith. The picture below is Blaine Beatty and me at the Riverside regional this season.
The second season we grew to 14 and performed to Cirque Soleil. I honestly have to say this was my favorite show I ever performed. 39'' rifles rock!
My last season with Mirage was one of the songs from Star Wars episode I. This was an interesting year performing with two units! The 2002 Season was the last season for Mirage.

CDO High School Band: Trip to Las Vegas fall 1996 CDO HS Winterguard: Trip to Las Vegas regional spring 1997 WGI championships, Phoenix, AZ April 1997 Mirage visual Ensemble 1998-1999: Riverside and Las Vegas, 1999-2000: Las Vegas, 2001 (my default year): Las Vegas University of Arizona winterguard 2001 Exaltation National Winterguard 2002 Trips: So Cal Regional, Rio Grande Regional, Mission Viejo, WGI Championships in Dayton Ohio, and WGASC Championships


This is Blaine Beatty and me at the Riverside, CA WGI regional in the spring of 1999. This was the first season of Mirage. It was great! This picture is also on the WGI website.

This page is currently under construction, but it will eventually feature pictures from my colorguard career!

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This page was last updated June 26, 2003 . Mail to rwright@geo.arizona.edu