NCHS Colorguard falls short at West Invitational

The NCHS Colorguard didn’t place as well as they had hoped at the Normal West Invitational on September 24.

After the guard was awarded with ‘Best Auxiliary’, for an outstanding performance by a color guard,  and achieved Grand Champion in all classes, in Class 3A in Morton on September 17, they had high hopes. But September 24, at Normal West, the color guard was unable to repeat their success.  

“They just didn’t have their best run tonight,” said band director Mr. Lance Meadows, referring to the September 24 performance.

“We were tired, and we weren’t all together, so it affected our show in the long run,” said Emily Brewster (11), a member of the guard. Guard captain Rita Randazzo (12)  added, “Since we won Grand Champion the week before, we were getting ahead of ourselves and let the win get to our heads.”

Amber Waller and Kelsey Anderson, coaches for the guard, had expected good competition from other schools, but weren’t worried about them.

Despite the highest hopes from Normal Community, Dunlap High School’s color guard took home ‘Best Auxiliary’ that night.

Waller said that the girls “were excited to win again,” although they did foresee issues with self-motivation, after their success at Morton.