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Join the JMHS Color Guard!!

The James Madison High School Color Guard is a championship winning team and a vital component of the JMHS Band Program. This extra-curricular ensemble performs with the Marching Band in the fall and as an independent Winter Guard for the remainder of the year.  The guard performs at football games with the band and travels to competitions during the fall and winter seasons.

Who can join color guard?

Any rising 9th-12th graders who are committed to weekly practices, performances, rehearsal camp before school starts, and a tradition of excellence.

Do I need previous experience?

Absolutely not!  A music or dance background can be beneficial but is NOT required or necessary.  Athletic experience can also be very beneficial.  We have instructors that will teach you everything you need to know about spinning a flag, tossing a rifle, and being a part of the color guard.

What should I do if I’m interested in joining?

E-mail Bob Nicholson, the Color Guard Director at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

and  Come to a Color Guard Workshop!

Color Guard Workshops

Come learn the basics of color guard with our current  guard members and see if you like it!  This is a great place to get hands on training and meet all of the other incoming freshman and new guard members!  We will meet in the band room at Madison HS, look for signs!

Wednesday, May 16th – 6:30pm – 9:00pm

Wednesday, May 23th – 6:30pm – 9:00pm

Wednesday, May 30th – 6:30pm – 9:00pm

Wednesday June 6th- 6:30 pm -9:00 pm

Wednesday, June 13th  – 6:30pm- 9:00 pm   AUDITIONS

More information regarding future workshops and rehearsals will be given out on these dates.

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James Madison High School - is located in Fairfax County, Virginia - A Suburb of Washington DC. 

Address: 2500 James Madison Dr. Vienna, Virginia 22181
Phone: (703)319-2300
Fax: (703)319-2397

Quick Contacts

Michael Hackbarth Director of Bands [email protected]
David Wolf Percussion Director [email protected]
Bob Nicholson Color Guard Director [email protected]
Suzy Snyder Band Booster President [email protected]
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