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Color guard stars in COC movie

Posted: September 28, 2010 7:15 p.m.
Updated: September 29, 2010 4:55 a.m.

The Saugus High School color guard was recently featured in a 20-minute documentary made by College of the Canyons film students.

Last March, two College of the Canyons film students spent a couple of weeks filming interviews, practices and a competition day for the Saugus High School color guard.

Their goal was to put together a “day-in-the-life” documentary that would show the members of the color guard leading up to and on competition day.

Color guard is more commonly known as the accompanying flag and dance team that performs with the marching band.

The film makers, Brian Lewis and Austin Dave, are students at COC majoring in film/TV. The idea germinated within the Saugus band program. After local recommendations, Lewis and Dave agreed to become involved and take on the project. 

Both Lewis and Dave hope to move on to four-year universities, continue their film majors and eventually land jobs within the film/TV industry. 

On March 23, Saugus High School hosted a winter guard team competition, and this documentary chronicles the Saugus winter guard during the practices leading up to that competition and an extensive part of the competition, which featured 65 teams (about 800 students) from Los Angeles and Ventura counties. The teams were judged in the areas of dance/movement, equipment, general effect and ensemble analysis.

The competition is sponsored by the Winter Guard Association of Southern California, which is comprised of 312 schools from the Southern California area. The Winter Guard Association of Southern California also awards nearly $20,000 in scholarship funds to participating students.


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