The WGI World Championship is the “grand daddy” of all color guard competitions. Only the best of the best elect to compete at the International level. Our girls arrived in Dayton seeded 38th in the country and they were not predicted to advance beyond the semi final round. But the ranking officials do not know our guard girls nor do they understand the power of THE RIDGE!
Our Varsity color guard easily advanced through prelims into the semi final round which took place on Friday. And after a passionate performance in the semi final round….our ORHS color guard came from behind and won a spot in the FINALS competition. They had moved up 15 places.
The World Championships started with 168 guard in our classification…..and our ORHS color guard moved up an incredible 15 spots to become one of the top 25 guards in the Nation!!!!!
Their finals performance was an emotional one and in true War Eagle spirit..they left nothing on the floor of competition…. their final ranking was 23!!!! What an amazing job, Mr. Landers and our color guard have done!!!! They could not have represented our band program…our school and our community better. The Stars are Bright in Texas….but especially at Oak Ridge! Way to Go!!!!!!!
A huge “Thank you ” must go out to Carol Genz and Heidi Soukup for chaperoning the Guard trip. And also to Scott Genz and Eric Parris for driving the load truck with all the guard equipment to Ohio. Your sacrifice and support means everything. We could not do it without you!!!!!!