Our color guard is a non-musical section of Sound of North. It provides additional visual aspects to our performance to interpret the music being played through synchronized spinning of flags, sabers, rifles and dance. They use different colors and styles of flags like swing flags and tapered flags to enhance the visual effect of marching band as a whole. Color Guard also may use backdrops to bring color and scenery to the field if the concept of the show is hard to interpret. The Color Guard utilizes flags, rifles, sabers and dance. Color Guard auditions are open to any student enrolled at Columbus North High School; auditions are in the spring. Color Guard members must be enrolled in Dance Comp for non-instrumentalists or a Band Class for instrumentalists.
The Winter Guard is composed of members of the Sound of North Color Guard. It is an indoor activity where the guard performs unaccompanied by the band, but performing to a piece of pre-recorded music. Winter guards compete independently in the winter months in the Indiana High School Color Guard Association circuit. They rehearse in the evenings/weekends all winter and compete on Saturdays.
IHSCGA Class B Winter Guard State Finalists: 1999, 2016
IHSCGA Class B Winter Guard State Champions: 2000
IHSCGA Class B State Championship 14th—2013