2023 Winterguard FAQ
Does marching with Saints Winter Guard take a lot of time?
The Saints Winterguard rehearses Saturday afternoons from mid-October to mid-April. The competition season begins in January and concludes the first week of April with OIPA Championships. Members are easily able to balance a healthy school and work balance while performing with the Saints.
Is performing with the Saints expensive?
Season dues and expenses are announced at auditions and include costs for all instruction, out-of-state travel to WGI Regionals, and general ensemble expenses. For 2023, the Saints Winterguard membership fees are $450 with a $200 fundraising requirement (organized events, fundraisers and more). Additional costs for souvenir apparel are extra. The Saints provide numerous fundraising opportunities that can off-set or even pay for an entire season.
I have never marched winter guard before, do I have a chance?
Yes! The Saints program is structured to give performers of all levels opportunities to excel through tiered instruction methods. Passion, dedication, and a positive attitude are important to being successful in auditions and throughout the season.
Where are rehearsals held?
Rehearsals are held in Dublin, Ohio at St John’s Lutheran Church (6135 Rings Road, Dublin OH 43016). Carpooling opportunities from other teammates are typically available.
What class do the Saints compete?
Columbus Saints will field as competitive guard in Independent Regional A for 2023. The Saints will compete in the MEPA and WGI (2-3 Regionals, including WGI World Championships).
Can I audition even if I’m not looking to join the team this season?
Absolutely. We encourage anyone and everyone to come enjoy a day of spinning, learning new choreography and meeting new people.
What’s the age limit?
Saints WinterGuard accepts members up to age 22 (cannot turn 23 before March 31 of the current competitive season).
Where can I learn more?
Learn more about the Saints Winterguard by completing this short interest form!