high school students dressed in blue t-shirts and black pants

This past Saturday, the Tyler High School Color Guard competed at the MA Nationals at The University of Texas at Arlington. Last year, the group placed 1st in the Team Flag division. This year, the Color Guard placed 1st in the Team Flag/Rifle division and received the Grand National Championship Title for placing highest out of both the Team Flag and Team Flag/Rifle teams. 

Students have been preparing for their spring competitive season since January, with hours of practice in class, after school, and on their own. “It has been such a rewarding season to see how much growth they had each month,” Color Guard Director Jenna Hamill said. “I am so proud of them for retaining the little details that make up the big moments and for pushing themselves to the finish line!”

The Color Guard also had four members compete with solos, which they choreographed themselves. Senior Kristien Howard placed 2nd and received a first division in the Senior 17-18 color guard soloist category. She competed against 18 other soloists.

All three senior 15-16 soloists received a first division, competing against 23 soloists in their category. Their placements were: Audry Fuller 10th place, Ariah Rhodes 15th place, and Yesenia Malagon 16th place.

The Tyler High School Color Guard will perform their National Award-Winning production at the Brigadettes Spring Show held at Tyler High School on April 21 and 22.

Tyler High School Color Guard Members are Kristien Howard, Ricardo Garnica, Coriyuna Bell, Audry Fuller, Rosa Lamas, Alex Venegas, Dayanara Villela, Yesenia Malagon, Karen Nuñez, and Ariah Rhodes.

The Tyler High Color Guard is under the direction of Jenna Hamill and Malaysia Hunter and is a part of the Tyler High School Big Blue Band under the direction of Larry Wade Jr.

For more information, contact Jennifer Hines at Jennifer.Hines@TylerISD.org.