WINTER PROGRAMS

The Liverpool Winterguard and Winter Percussion Program is a part of the Pageantry Arts Program at Liverpool High School, which include our Winterguard Programs, Winter Percussion, and the Liverpool Marching Warriors Band. The program is open to students in grades 5-12 who are Liverpool residents, regardless of experience. Our staff are trained teachers, spinners, dancers, and musicians who serve as staff of the Liverpool Central School District - we love what we do and we'll teach you everything you need to know!

Winterguard is the sport of indoor colorguard. Modern colorguard is a combination of the use of flags, mock sabers, mock rifles, and other equipment, as well as dance and other interpretive movement. Colorguards can be found in, high schools, middle schools, universities, and also some independent organizations some of which are related to drum corps. In Liverpool, Winterguard is a co-curricular program supported by the Liverpool Central School District.

An indoor percussion ensemble or indoor drumline consists of the marching percussion (also called battery) and front ensemble (also called pit) sections of a marching band or drum corps. Indoor percussion marries elements of music performance, marching, and theater; thus, the activity is often referred to as percussion theater.  In Liverpool, Winter Percussion is a co-curricular program supported by the Liverpool Central School District.

Winterguard and Winter Percussion offer an exciting world of performance and entertainment; a place where pageantry involves an array of equipment, movement, and skill. Winter Programs create friendships, talents, and standards of excellence, while fostering an environment where young men and women can grow, laugh, learn, and meet challenges as a group.

Our programs exist to foster positive experiences for all who participate, by promoting education, creativity, and freedom of expression. Our members are both music students and non-music students and come from all different backgrounds. If you have been looking for a way to combine your passion for performance and your school pride - come check out our Liverpool Winter Programs!

QUESTIONS? CONTACT PROGRAM DIRECTOR MR. JAMES DUMAS AT jdumas@liverpool.k12.ny.us.

Our 2016-2017 Liverpool Winter Programs:

Liverpool Varsity Winterguard
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The Liverpool Varsity Squad is made up of 8-12th graders. The guard competes in the New York State Colorguard circuits, as well as Regional and International Championships for Winterguard International (WGI). Membership in this group is by audition and is open to all members of the Liverpool High School Marching Band who are performing this fall. The Liverpool Varsity Winterguard rehearses at Wetzel Road Elementary under the direction of Head Coach Krysta Ganey (kganey1@gmail.com).

Liverpool Junior Varsity Winterguard
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Liverpool's JV Winterguard program is a competitive ensemble made up of students in grades 5-12. The JV squad competes in the New York State Colorguard circuits and serves as a training squad for the Liverpool Varsity Guard. Membership in JV is by audition and is open to all students in grades 5-12 who are Liverpool residents. The Liverpool JV Winterguard rehearses at Wetzel Road Elementary under the direction of Head Coach Lisa Persons (liverpooljv1@gmail.com).

Liverpool Cadet Winterguard
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Liverpool's Cadet Winterguard program is mainly focused on exploring dance and basic winterguard techniques, although they do compete in the New York State Colorguard circuits. This program serves as a training program for students who are new to dance and guard and is open to all students in grades 5-12 who are Liverpool residents. The Liverpool Cadet Winterguard rehearses at Donlin Drive Elementary under the direction of Head Coach Jessica Caza (liverpoolcadet@gmail.com).

Liverpool Varsity Winter Percussion Ensemble
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The Liverpool Varsity Squad is made up of 7-12th graders. The ensemble competes in the New York State Winter Percussion circuit. Membership in this group is by audition and is open to all musicians currently enrolled in a Liverpool CSD music performance course. The Liverpool Varsity Winter Percussion Ensemble rehearses at Liverpool High School under the direction of Head Coach Jason Schirippa (jschirippa@liverpool.k12.ny.us).

Download the 2016-2017 Winter Program Handbook HERE to find out more about this season's events and expectations!