Director: Ms. Jamie Bennett
Color Guard is a high-energy, adrenaline-rushing sport that advances students into a new area of performing and visual arts. The color guard is a make-up of all the visual arts including dance, gymnastics, theater, acrobatics, equipment manipulation, and visual color all rolled into one. This is why we call color guard the Sport of the Arts!
- Perform in amazing shows: the Color Guard provides the visual and musical color along with overall general effect to the shows in the marching band.
- Learn to dance: the guard is heavily dance-oriented and uses several varieties of dance, including ballet, jazz, and modern styles.
During the spring season, the guard performs dazzling and elaborate visual shows set to music on a gym floor. The members of the winter guard compete against other color guards in the state of Texas, and they also compete in the state championships at the end of the season.
No experience is necessary! We will teach you everything you need to know.
Earn your P.E. and Fine Arts credit at the same time!
The Color Guard is always looking for new members. As a member of the color guard, every member receives...
Extensive education in dance (ballet, modern, and expressive movement)
Learn how to spin different types of equipment (flags, rifle, sabers)
Spring trips all around the country (Los Angeles, Chicago, Disney World, etc..)
High school football games
Competitions across the state
Really fun get-togethers and parties
Compete on a Varsity level your freshmen year
Earn a letter jacket!
We are looking for dedicated, enthusiastic, and energetic students to be a part of our organization. Tryouts are very easy. If you have a great positive attitude, willingness to succeed and work very hard, you will have a great shot at being accepted into the color guard. Don’t be scared. Come and see what we are all about. You will have more fun than you can possibly imagine! So come tryout for the color guard! You will have the time of your life!
Color Guard Director
With almost 10 years of participation in the activity, Jamie Bennett is the newest Director of Color Guard here at Newman Smith High School. Her passions are teaching and giving kids a safe space to be themselves. Jamie started her color guard career in the summer of 2012 at Byron Nelson High School. While there Jamie participated in both marching band and winter guard, completing 8 total seasons. After graduating, Jamie went on to perform with the Blue Knights in 2017, and was Captain of Black Gold A. From 2018 to 2021, Jamie performed with CGT Dallas and Denton, being an open and world class finalist.
Jamie has been teaching color guard since 2017, starting with Nimitz High School as an occasional tech before accepting the head guard director position at Irving High School in 2018. Since then Jamie has worked with many amazing groups, most recently including Brock and Trinity High Schools.
Jamie is excited to begin this new chapter in her career and cannot wait to see the growth in the program!