• The LCHS Color Guard is a highly-awarded performing ensemble. Our activity incorporates dance with the use of flags, sabers, and rifles. During the fall, the team performs as part of the LCHS Marching Captains and competes at marching band competitions. With the LCHS Marching Captains, the LCHS Color Guard has gone on to win several National Championship titles. During the winter season, the color guard performs independently. The team is currently instructed by a team of three directors: Chris Focer, Madison Nuckolls, and Téa Gagliardi.

  • Purple Flags

  •     Kai with Rifle

  • Golden Tree Flags


    The LCHS Color Guard happily accepts students from a wide range of ages and skill levels. Students from both JL Simpson Middle School and Loudoun County High School participate in our team each year. In order to join the team, attending tryouts is mandatory. Tryouts will take place in May/June for Fall Color Guard, and in November/December for Winter Guard. For more information about how to join the team, please contact Mr. Focer at chris.focer@lcps.org.

    Click here for a link to the 2024 Marching Band Packet

    Fall Guard Requirements:

    • Grades 8+ are accepted. (7th graders may join if they have experience.)
    • Demonstrate an honorable, engaged and respectful demeanor.
    • Attend spring tryouts in May/June and successfully learn basic techniques. 

    Winter Guard Requirements:

    • Grades 6+ are accepted.
    • Demonstrate an honorable, engaged and respectful demeanor.
    • Attend fall tryouts in November/ December.
    • Based on their level of skill, students will be placed on either the Varsity or Junior Varsity team during the winter season.  

    • Fall 2018 - USBands Class 4A National Champions
    • Fall 2019 - USBands Class 5A National Champions
    • Fall 2021 - USBands Class 4A National Champions
    • Fall 2022 - USBands Class 4O Second Place
    • Fall 2023 - USBands Class 4O National Champions

    • Winter 2024 - KIDA Class SNo Gold Medalists



Last Modified on May 10, 2024