Oak Ridge Color Guard First at WGI Houston Regionals

Oak Ridge Color Guard placed first in the Scholastic A competing class at the WGI (Winter Guard Internationals) Houston Regional at Dekaney High School on Saturday, Feb. 19.  They also received the highest overall score of any competing class.

They were first among 33 teams in both preliminary competition with a score of 79.3 and in finals competition with a score of 81.8. The guard beat Claudia Taylor-Johnson HS from San Antonio by .1 in preliminary competition and by 1 point in finals.

Alexa Rush, 2010 ORHS graduate and former color guard captain, choreographed this season’s show entitled Never Sent.  Music selection is Kate Nash’s “The Nicest Thing.”

Tom Harrington is Oak Ridge’s color guard director.

The guard will perform at The Winter Guard International competition in Dayton, OH on April 7-9.

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Chuck Briese, Oak Ridge Now

[avatar user="cbriese" size="thumbnail" align="left"] Chuck Briese has been a resident of South Montgomery County since 1988. He and his lovely and patient wife, Leslie, have six sons, with only one left to finish high school. Chuck has been a Cub Scout leader, a Little League baseball coach, a church youth leader, and a general troublemaker over the course of the past 25 years. He is obsessed with his lawn, and likes restaurants that serve food that fills up the plate. He has a tendency to tilt at windmills, which may explain why he started Oak Ridge Now.

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