Outdoor Guard Wins Competition Titles

Outdoor Guard Wins Competition Titles
2020 Outdoor Guard

The 2020 West Perry Outdoor Guard was recently crowned the PA State Champions and Mid-Atlantic Champions in this year’s US Bands Virtual Competition season. 

The Guard, along with the Mustang Marching Band, recorded their show weekly and submitted it to US Bands to be judged against bands of similar sizes from the east coast.  The Guard competed regularly against bands from Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and New Jersey. 

The 2020 Show, “Over the Rainbow” highlighted guard members skills in silks, sabres, and rifles.  “Our Guard has been regarded as one of the best guards in our region for years,” shared Nicole Wood, Guard Instructor.  “This was an opportunity for us to showcase our talent and test ourselves against schools we that we normally would not compete against. We saw it as a challenge and our guard members stepped up, worked hard, and showed why we have the reputation we do.”

In addition to winning both the PA State and Mid-Atlantic Title, the Guard finished 2nd nationally by five tenths of a point.  “I couldn’t be more proud of this group of performers,” said Wood.  “In a normal year, this type of success is noteworthy.  In 2020, it is extraordinary and speaks to the character and dedication of this talented group of students.”

The 2020 Outdoor Guard includes seniors:  Delaney Campbell, Adrienne Forgione, Faith Shunk, Hayley Smith, and Raiven Trimble.  Underclassman are:  Isa Bentz, Rylee Jones, Lacey Shirk, and Alayna Smith.