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Story by Lexi Carter
Photos by Anne Langan
Central Michigan University’s marching band, also known as the “spirit of the stadium,” is a staple of CMU pride. However, it’s not just the instruments and music that radiate from the field, but also the flying flags of the color guard.
Grand Central: Can you explain what color guard is for people who don’t know?Sarah King: Color guard is a section within the marching band, which uses primarily flags and dance to accompany the music the marching band plays.
SK: The color guard practices Monday through Friday for a little over two hours. We, as well as the drum line, are always on the field and practicing a half an hour before everyone in the band begins in order to ensure that we have choreography taught and cleaned.
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