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The Ridgewood High School Winter Guard is an integral part of
the RHS Band Program. The Winter Guard is a performance
ensemble that spins flags, batons, rifles, and sabres and dances in a 3-5 minute competitive program.This group practices and performs independently from the marching band during the Winter competitive season.


Winter Guard Competitions take place throughout New Jersey and
Pennsylvania through the Mid Atlantic Indoor Network Circuit (MAIN). The Winter Guard practice season begins in November and
competitions begin in January. Practices are on Monday and
Wednesday nights (6-9pm), and during the day on Saturday. The competitive season concludes in April with MAIN Championships.

Any students interested in joining this activity must attend the
information meeting held in October/November.  At that time, audition dates and membership expectations will be discussed and season calendars will be distributed.

ALL students of RHS are invited to audition for the Winter Guard.
No prior experience in dance, performance, or Color Guard is
required. The RHS Winter Guard is a safe space for ALL students to express themselves and learn new skills from a well educated staff that values hard work and good technique above all else.

We look forward to seeing you at the interest meeting!

For more information, please contact Mr. Luckenbill in the
RHS Music Office (Room 142) or by email at

Winterguard Instructor: Jake Montanaro


Important Dates 2024-2025

TBD: Interest meeting | TBD | RHS Band Room

TBD: First Rehearsal | TBD| RHS Gym 3

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Competition Schedule 2023

Jan. 14: @ West Milford Preview Show

Jan. 28: @ West Orange HS

Feb. 11: @ Council Rock HS South

March 4: @ South Brunswick HS

April 2: @ Somerville/Branchburg MS

April 22: @ MAIN Championships | RWJBarnabas Health Arena

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