Colorguard & Winterguard at MSU

Welcome to the home of the MSU Guard. The colorguard at MSU is an important part of the marching band and performs at all band performances and halftime shows. The colorguard is open to anyone with guard experience and incorporates flags, rifles, sabres, and dance.  

The MSU Winterguard is one of the few winterguard programs in Texas belonging to a university band program and sponsored by the band and music department, as well as representing the university. jAs a college guard, It is a bit different from an independent guard, but competes in the Independent A category in the North Texas Colorguard Association and Winterguard International competitions.

MSU has been actively competing since 1991, and has been a member of the Texas Colorguard Circuit, the Mid America Performing Arts Association, and now the North Texas Colorguard Association. The winterguard has been a semi-finalist in the WGI World Championships in Dayton, Ohio several times.

The colorguard and winterguard are under the direction of Brooke Shoemaker, who is a former member of the MSU guard, and has teaching experience in several high school guard programs.

The winterguard will have auditions for the 2015 season in the early part of November, and the competitive season begins in January.   For more information about either of the groups, contact Brooke Shoemaker at shoemaker.annmarie@gmail.com, or Alan Black at (940) 397-4186 or alan.black@mwsu.edu .