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1. A group of usually 4 people who, at it's most basic level, guard the "colors" (American flag, other flags). They are usually featured at a military ceremony and are dressed in military uniform.
2. A section of a marching band/drum corps that adds "razzle dazzle" and showmanship to the band. They use flags, sabres, and dummy rifles, which they toss, twirl, and spin, often dropping said equipment. They usually wear a different outfit than the band. They are one of the most hardworking sections of the band.
1. COLOR GUARD! PLEASE POST THE COLORS!
2. The marching band appreciates the color guard for all the hard work they do.
by dvdwinter9 January 13, 2007
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an amazing sport, yes it is a sport, which incorporates dance, aerobics, gymnastics, drill, and also spins different weapons like rifle and sabre, also flags. the colorguard is an excessive feature to the marching band in the field season and just helps them boost their visual effect scores. the true competition lies in winterguard (see wgi) they compete in different divisions and the very best ones take it all the way to nationals.

if your high school's cheerleading and dance teams were any good, why don't they compete internationally like the school's winterguard? that's what i thought

the colorguards are like a family, they spend hours upon hours to have the perfect practice. so you hear colorguard girls are fat? you're completely wrong. that might have been the case ages back, but winterguard has evolved. the members of the guards are in completely tip top shape and working out is even a part of their practice. the guys on the team, some may be gay, but some are not, either way, they are major contributions to the team and they are always amazing!

i'm sure you haters out there would not even survive one practice of winterguard
some guys: what's going on in here
spectator: it's a colorguard/winterguard competition
some guys: damnnnnn, look at those girls, how come we never knew of this sport before
by jjjjjjjjjjj February 21, 2008
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1.)The most amazing, breathtaking experience ever!
2.) what real dancers do
3.) you make friends for life!!
I wish I were as cool as the PVHS colorguard
by acacia July 17, 2006
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The most amaxing thing ever. Working as hard as you can for 20 hours a week to become amazing. It Means giving up your Saturdays, preforming your heart out, and being with the people you love. Its means busting yours to kick thiers. Its Life. Its for those short minutes when you are on the floor and nothing esle matters. It for being so captivated, so amazed, and so dramatic. Its why we do what we do.
Did you see the colorguard?
OMG! Werent they amazing!

(they totally are the entertainment- skip the band!)
by Caitlin~* February 19, 2007
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A highly intense sport in which a group of teenage girls (or boys) spin various objects most notably flags rifles and sabers. They are often not given the credit they desierve though anyone who has "show how easy it was to be in guard" has quickly realised that it not only requires immense skill but a shit load of guts. Unlike the band they preform year round in outdoor and indoor venues. As a member of the Drumline I would give my highest respect to the guard.
Avon WGI 2005...Awsome..... Intense.....Sexy.....Color Guard!
The Phantom Regiment ColorGuard....Wicked Awsome.....Ripped..... Sexy goddesses.....COLOR GUARD!!!!
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Truely skilled and talented teenagers and college age students. Both men and women are a part of colorguard. And NO the men are not always homosexual. Colorguards add a punch of color and fun to a marching bands field show. Colorguard teams will SPIN not TWIRL flags, rifles, sabres, and many other things (i.e. brooms,different props such as wood cut into a 1/2 moon shape or just about anything). Colorguards may also do an indoor show which is done on a basketball court sized floor with beautiful floor covering and the shows are done to music that the girls(and or guys) pick out and mix together. Colorguard girls are no longer the fatt and ugly girls like it used to be now its anyone that has the ability to spin a 5-8 foot pole that is about 6 pounds and a 5 pound rifle and do it in time with the music as well as march in time and on step with the rest of the band all while spinning and tossing and catching and dancing and acting to the judges. Any one who says that colorguard isn't hard should see my shoulder I have a rotator cuff that needs surgery and elbows and wrists that already have arthritis. I have more injuries form colorguard then from soccer and I was on the Varsity team for BOTH. NORE are colorguard members WHORES, SLUTS, or anything else liek that. Yes, I'm sure that there are some on teams throught the country; however, that is the case with all sports teams and culbs.
Guard is spending most, if not all, of your free time practicing something that will not get you a job. It will not get you money. It probably will not even give you personally any awards, yet guard is an award all in itself. It is striving to be the best you can be. It is getting along with other people no matter how much you do not want to. It is spending every Saturday performing your heart out just for the sake of knowing what life is truly all about. Guard is smiling through that last half hour of practice, no matter how much you want to go home. It is coming together with other people who love guard as much as you. It is becoming a better team player. It is overcoming fear. It is performing. It is bettering yourself in many subject areas, all at once.
Guard is Math:
It is rhythmically based on the subdivision of time in music. It incorporates various angles, sequences and geometric shapes on a plane.
Guard is Language:
It is a language all its own that expresses an emotion or tells a story through movement. It uses many aspects brought together to provide the entire picture much as sentences form a paragraph.
Guard is Science:
It is a study of physics. Equipment must be accurately utilised to create a desired effect based on force, speed, and reactions.
Guard is History:
History, as the study of people, is a major part of the guard environment. Guard is the allowing of very different people to find a common ground. It is influenced by the past and influences the future as it goes along.
Guard is a Sport:
It is a test of physical dexterity, stamina, hand-eye coordination, body control, strength, and balance. It is a game that we play as a team, bettering ourselves through practice, both on our own and as a unit. It is competitive. We compete against ourselves to become better, as well as against other guards for awards. It has fans, as any sport does. It has those that are fans of the sport, as well as those fond of a particular group alone. They are with us through thick and thin, whether we win or lose. They give back what we give to them.
Guard is Art:
It is a performing art of the greatest degree. It involves the audience through music, color, excitement, story lines, dance, and a flair that is unique to each performing unit.
Guard is Education:
It is learning, trying new things, and doing things you may be uncomfortable doing. It is learning about others, as well as yourself. It is learning about the world around us.
Guard is Life:
It is beauty, love, talent, cooperation, learning, challenges, and raw emotion. It is becoming the best person you can possibly be. It is the greatest natural high.

(found on a web page of a colorguard junkie)
by frogger08 April 23, 2006
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a really fun activity that girls and boys participate in to help get the band a better score!!!!!!!!
with out the guard it would just be a band!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
by metal maiden February 17, 2005
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