What is Color Guard?
Color Guard is a combination of the use of flags, sabers, mock rifles, and other equipment, as well as dance and other interpretive movements. In a Marching Band, the color guard is a nonmusical section that provides additional visual aspects to the performance. The marching band and color guard performance generally takes place on a football field. The color guard performs alongside the marching band at football games and most guards regularly compete in competitions during the fall. The purpose of the color guard is to interpret the music that the marching band is playing via the synchronized work of flags, sabres, rifles, and through dance to enhance the visual effect of the marching band as a whole. The De Soto Color Guard performs with the De Soto High School Marching Band at home football games as well as other scheduled competitions and parades.