Color Guard

Don’t play an instrument, but still want to be in band? Join the Color Guard!

WPI’s Color Guard is open to all levels of experience. Everyone from all skill levels are welcome to join!

I have never done Color Guard before, can I still join?

Absolutely! Color Guard is open to anyone willing to learn how to spin, even if you have never touched a flag before!

What exactly is Color Guard?

The Color Guard is the purely visual element of our shows. We spin work, also known as the carriage, written by our Color Guard Captain to reflect the musicality of the show. Our color guard spins 5.5ft flags, 32in rifles, and swing flags on the field while marching and/or dancing as the band plays and marches as well.

Sounds cool, but I am going to be busy in the summer/A-term. Is there another chance for me to spin?

Absolutely! WPI Pep Band also has its very own Winter Guard! The Winter Guard performs during half time of basketball games, doing shorter, more complex routines to recorded music or to the band playing a song from their repertoire. Winter Guard typically runs from mid-November through late mid-February.