Foreman leads the Winter Guard season


Flags soared high, rifles spinned effortlessly till the last beat, and the Winter Guard championship send-off show of “The End” finished. At the center stage of the film-set themed performance, senior captain Jenna Foreman directed the audience towards her, with an important part in doing both flag and rifle in the show.
Foreman’s interest in Color Guard peaked at the start of her freshman year when Foreman visited football games and was impressed by the mesmerizing halftime show of the Color Guard. She enrolled immediately in the elective class on campus, and attended the after school practices. Over four years she crafted her skills and became a junior co-captain then senior captain.
“Color Guard always stood out to me, so I thought I would give it a try–never be afraid to try something new because you might love it in the end,” Foreman said.
Separate from Color Guard, which performs with marching band together as the Emerald Brigade, the Winter Guard are in the Scholastic Double-A (SAA), and through this ranking system the scores can range from 50-80 points.
Winter Guard placed locally at their competition at Westview with their highest score of the season of 79.86 points that landed them in second place. In their performance of “The End” it showcases a combination of the songs “Speaking of the End (Radio)” by Lapsley and “Near Light” by Oladur Arnalds to demonstrate the end of a chapter in two acts of a movie set.
“I feel that the team is more than prepared to perform this weekend, it will be sad being the end of the season,” Foreman said.
Trailblazing her way through both Color and Winter Guard, Foreman leads her fellow teammates and is an essential part to the team. She helps in almost every aspect of the show; including coordinating new tosses and delegating time for one-to-one practices for anyone who needs it.
“It was an honor to have Jenna as our captain. She lead the team with authority and diligence. She took time to get to know everyone on the team, and we love her for guiding and supporting us with our own Color Guard journeys,” junior Isabella Abelardo said.
Foreman has consistently continued to inspire her peers and coaches with her good energy, smiles, and hard work and is considering continuing Color Guard in college.
Making a lasting impact on those like current junior co-captain Danica Dean, who is in her third year of Color Guard.
“She has become a wonderful performer in the past few years I’ve known her. I am so grateful to have her as a positive role model,” Dean said.