Winterguard Places 5th at State Competition


March 9th 2019, the PSJA Memorial Winterguard competed against divided regions around Texas at the state competition in Brownsville. The colorguard has gone through 5 competitions leading up to this competition. At the event, the team placed 5th place and  the last time colorguard advanced to state was 7 years ago.


“Making it to state let me have that moment of pride. It had been a goal of mine since I became captain but now I knew that I would only be complete until after I performed. It was truly my honor to lead such a wonderful team,” Nestor Cano, junior, said. .


The theme of their performance, “HIM”- the song titile to the song they danced to- revolved around two boys falling in love and having to withstand the unacceptance the priest/father and society gave towards their relationship. In the end of their performance, the couple finally recieves acceptance from their community and the father/priest.


“This whole season was amazing I couldn’t ask for better team. The theme impacted me by getting out of my comfort zone and taking a risk. Looking back now we had impproved so much to be an excellent group that successfully made it to the championships. I am proud of my guard family for making it this far and making the theme come alive.” Bianca Davila, senior, said. .


The message of their performance greatly impacted the judges, the audience and including the team. While they performed their routine created a sincere message to everybody watching as they showed how  anyone can love anyone.


“I had a lot of fun performing and opening up about a topic people don’t really feel comfortable talking about. Many people may not support it but the show shows that it’s about allowing people to come around to learn to understand it. They may never fully accept it but they can be comfortable around it,” Ana Alvarez, freshman, said.