2021 Saints Winter Guard

Due to COVID-19, we are still working on planning out season. Please e-mail Liz Steele at LSteele@ColumbusSaints.org, if you have any questions. Thank you for your patience!

Founded in 2016, the Saints Winter Guard is the perfect program for young people with an interest in dance, theater, and who want to learn more in a fun, friendly, and family-like environment. We teach dance techniques, performance skills, along with color guard techniques into a unique and packaged competitive program that’s great for everyone ranging from experienced performers to beginners!

Recent placements of the Columbus Saints Winter Guard

2019, 2018, 2016 Ohio Indoor Performance Association Championships – Bronze Medalist

2019, 2018 Winter Guard International Regional Champions

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Welcome to 2020 Open House

Columbus Saint’s philosophy is to inspire participants to achieve their highest artistic and

creative abilities. Through participating in competitions, performances, and educational activities; we will also be promoting the growth of performing arts. We will work to encourage goodwill, sportsmanship, discipline, and camaraderie in our community.

Cost of the Open House is $5 in advance through online registration or $5 at the door.

Dues:

Fees can be paid in person or online via the Columbus Saints website portal via PayPal (preferred) at columbussaints.org or in person via check (made out to Columbus Saints Performing Arts), or cash. Each member is responsible for keeping records of their payments made throughout the season in case there is a discrepancy. 

Season Dues:

  • $200 if paid by December 31st
  • $300 if paid by February 1st

Members will receive a $100 discount for paying their dues off early. All dues must be paid by February 1st or the member is at risk of not performing until their dues are caught up. If the member is having problems paying their dues it is their responsibility to work out a payment plan with the Director to catch up. Your Columbus Saints WinterGuard jacket will be included in your dues. 

Fundraising:

 Every member is responsible for a $150 fundraising requirement in addition to their dues. There will be multiple fundraising opportunities that will be discussed as the season progresses. If the $150 fundraising requirement is not met by February 1, 2019, the member will need to pay the remainder out of pocket. Fundraising is a great way to help pay off dues beyond your fundraising requirement. 

Sponsorship Letters: We can provide sponsorship letters. 

Facebook Donations: each member can set up a Facebook Donation for friends and family to donate towards their dues. If you are interested we can help you set it up.

FanRaise: A representative will be at one rehearsal to go over the FanRaise fundraiser.

There will be other fundraising opportunities that come up throughout the season. We will keep you informed.

Volunteering:

Each member will receive a credit towards their dues for family and friends volunteering. We are currently taking information for parents and friends interested in volunteering for the season. Volunteering will include transporting props, setting up props at shows, and much more.  Please contact Amy Hayes via email at AHayes@columbussaints.org if you are interested in more information. Each volunteer will need to forego a background check provided by the Saints in order to volunteer for the season.

Rehearsal Etiquette:

  • Must have tennis shoes for every rehearsal for conditioning and training.
  • No socks will be worn during the rehearsal; barefoot or tennis shoes for safety.
  • Must wear supportive undergarments.
  • Shorts should be at least mid-thigh.
  • Hair pulled back out of face.
  • All piercings must be taken out for rehearsals and performances. No new piercings or tattoos during the season. This promotes safety and healing. If there is a conflict please see Director.
  • Cell phones will be permitted only on break unless emergency.
  • Always bring water jug (not just a small bottle); small snack. Please bring your own snack or food for rehearsals if needed. 
  • Dinner will not be provided, but there will be an extended break for an opportunity to go get food or eat food that you have brought.
  • Be on time to every rehearsal or event, ready to go at start time; not just arriving at start time. To be early is to be on time.
  • This is a family friendly environment. No cursing or obscene language during rehearsals or at any events. 
  • Remember we are the face of the Columbus Saints.
  • Bring your best attitude as well as a willingness to learn and improve. 

Season Schedule:

The season schedule is available at ColumbusSaints.org, Facebook, and on the Band app (more information after auditions). To be able to put on the best product possible while teaching all members the tools they need to be successful we require attendance at all rehearsals. Excused absences are for school performances and rehearsals with prior approval from directors. Full details will be available in Membership Contract issued upon membership offer. There will be two excused absences available to use for approved events and one unexcused absence for emergencies and illness. Any more absences, unless approved, could result in not being able to perform or dismissal. Everyone must RSVP on the Band app so we know who will be missing from rehearsals.

The season schedule is subject to change:

Due to COVID-19, we are still working on planning the season. It will be a performing Virtual/ Hybrid (In-Person) Season.

**Safety measures will be taken throughout the season to prevent the spread of COVID**

All call times for shows will be announced once the show packet is released.

Rehearsals will take place at St. John Lutheran Church, 6135 Rings Road, Dublin, Ohio 43016, unless otherwise specified.

TENTATIVE

2020-2021 Winter Guard Schedule

November:

  • Saturday, November 7th; 8:30am-6pm; Open House; At Franklinton Preparatory Academy, 40 Chicago Ave, Columbus, OH 43222

 

If there are any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to ask the director. This includes dues and schedule problems. We do not want to turn anyone away because of cost or missed rehearsals. There usually is a solution to the problem.

Inside the Saints Winter Guard

  • The Saints gave me the chance to meet new people & make amazing friends, gain valuable skills needed to excel in marching band, and the training to be successful in numerous WGI guards. I love my Saints family!

    Makayla Readnour
    Makayla Readnour
    Winterguard & Drum Corps 16'