Winterguard 2016 Achievements & Highlights

Posted by M Gundel on May 04 2016 at 06:28PM PDT

Winter 2016 was a hugely successful season for the Shenendehowa Colorguard, filled with achievements, celebrations, and ‘firsts’.

Winter Guard International Championships:

The Shenendehowa Varsity Guard earned the gold medal in the Scholastic Open class at the WGI Championships in Ohio on April 9, 2016!!! The guard was undefeated this season, including winning first place at the Mid-York Color Guard Circuit Championships in North Syracuse and at the WGI Eastern Regional Championships in New Jersey. (Read Schenectady Gazette article.)

The Shenendehowa Junior Varsity Guard placed 6th in the Scholastic A semi-final competitions at the WGI Championships, setting the school record for JV.

Mid-York Color Guard Circuit Championships:
All four of the Shenendehowa colorguards earned a medal at the Mid-York Color Guard Ciruit Championships on April 2nd & 3rd in North Syracuse, NY. The Shen Cadet and Shen Scholastic A guards were amazing!

Award-winning Director:

Director Scott Snell celebrated 20-years with the Shenedehowa Colorguard. He was inducted into the Mid-York Color Guard Circuit Hall of Fame in a ceremony at the Mid-York Color Guard Circuit Championships on April 3rd, and the Shenendehowa Board of Education recognized his dedicated service with a plaque during their April meeting.

The first-ever Shenendehowa Alumni Colorguard performed at the Home Show in January in honor of Scott’s 20th anniversary. About 40 guard alumni representing most of the past 20 years traveled near and far to participate. (View video.)

Harlem Globe Trotters:
The Shining Stars performed in the Harlem Globe Trotter’s half-time show at the Times Union on February 7th! (Read Shen website news item.)

Tribeca Film Festival:
As a follow-up to performing in last year’s Contemporary Color concert with David Byrne (former lead singer of the Talking Heads), the Shenendehowa Varsity Colorguard appeared in a documentary film at the Tribeca Film Festival in NYC. In addition, the Shen Varsity guard performed in the Tribeca Film Street Festival this spring.

Colorguard Banner:
The guard members are thrilled by the new COLORGUARD banner in the Shenedehowa High School East gym. Thank you to our families, friends, school and community for all of your support!