News and Updates

Fall Color Guard Auditions will be held at the HS Competition Gym on April 11,12,13 from 3-6pm. All returning and potential members are required to attend all days to be considered. We are looking for at least 16 talented and committed individuals Grades 8-12 are welcome. A JV team may be developed based on interest and skill level.  Please fill out the Interest Form here:

2018 Winter Guard Season Reflection

The Taylor Winter Guard premiered their show, "Gravity" at Fairfield HS on Feb. 10th and received numerous compliments and guidance from the judges. Steadily, we improved our choreography and skill and competed at Campbell County HS later that month. During the season we held numerous camp days, had guest choreographers and clinicians that helped us further improve our production.  On March 17th we concluded our season fifteen points higher,  our hearts fuller and as better performers. We would like to thank our friends, family, supporters and those who had any small part in making this dream come true. We are looking forward to a fantastic Fall season beginning with our upcoming Spring Auditions!


Fall Color Guard
Students are eligible for a PE Waiver when participation in the Fall Color Guard Marching Band Activity. Students must attend all Spring Clinics and the Memorial Day Parade as the first event. We will also host summer clinics and a Guard Camp the week before Band Camp.
Winter Guard
This is Taylor's FIRST Sport of the Arts! Students will learn to push their personal boundaries in the area of performance. All students will be considered for the Varsity team, but some will be placed on the JV team if they are not ready for the commitment and skill set expectation set for the Varsity team. Those on JV may be offered alternate/shadow spots and have the opportunity to substitute in for a performance if needed.


We will use a few methods for communication.  The first will be this website and TR Music Calendar on the front page. The staff for the marching arts programs at TRLSD utilize Remind.  It is suggested that you download the app to avoid text message confusion and receive the attachments.  Remind is a quick and private way for teachers to send small messages to all students and parents without sharing either party's cell phone number.  The Yellow Jacket Bands will also post various photos and videos through Facebook and Instagram.


Classroom code: keum79
Students will utilize Google Classroom to learn and practice choreography.  It is essential that students turn in video assignments to show that they know the work that was provided to them. The Guard Student Handbook will also be available here in a digital format for reference throughout the season.

Absence Form

Students must fill out this form if they are going to be absent from any Winter Guard practice, performance, event.


The Yellow Jacket Color Guard Program is proudly supported by the following organizations and businesses:

Three Rivers Acclaim Foundation
Skyline Chili- Cleves, OH
Frontier Signs and Displays
Blackout Tees
Larosa's Pizzeria-Miami Heights
Band Shoppe
Digital Performance Gear

Director of Bands - Erin Fitzpatric -

Visual Director - Zack Strong -

Guard Instructor - Melanie Underwood