Q&A with senior guard members


Photo by Kate Zuverink

Story by Gracie Vanover

Senior Emily Ford

  1. How long have you been in guard?

I have been in guard since 8th grade. I joined the winter season of 2014.

  1. What was your first marching band show? Winter show?

My first marching band show was Hexagon in 2015. My first winter show was Turning Tables (2014).

  1. What is your favorite thing to toss?

My favorite thing to toss is rifle.

  1. What’s your favorite guard memory?

There are so many memories I’ve made with this team it’s hard to just pick one. But if I had to choose just at least one, it would be back in Hidden (2016) when a couple of the guard members had to push really heavy and big props. This was the first day we had gotten the props and they were really hard to push. So our coach, Charles, was really trying to help us push them, but we were pushing them too slow and Mr. Yankey got mad at us. Then Charles yelled, “We are not Hercules” very loud and aggressively to Mr. Yankey. After that, I accidentally hit Charles with my prop.

  1. How does it feel knowing this is your last FC winter show?

Knowing this is my last FC winter show makes me really sad and upset, but I know that at my last performance I will walk off of that floor accomplished.

 

Senior Camryn Schneidau

  1. How long have you been in guard?

I’ve been in guard for four seasons now (seven seasons of marching band and winter guard), and I’ve loved almost every bit of it.

  1. What was your first marching band show? Winter show?

My first marching band show was Hidden (2016) and my first winter guard show was Through the Trees (2016).

  1. What is your favorite thing to toss?

My favorite piece of equipment is flag because I feel more connected to the audience when I spin a beautiful silk.

  1. What’s your favorite guard memory?

There are so many memories, it’s so hard to choose just one, but going to WGI last year is one I will never forget.   

  1. How does it feel knowing this is your last FC winter show?

I am very sad that this is my last show as an FCEG member but I’m excited for the future of this program and I hope that we all give this season all we’ve got because I know that we can do great things together.

 

Senior Ashley Wilder

  1. How long have you been in guard?

I have been in guard eight seasons going on nine.

  1. What was your first marching band show? Winter show?

My first marching band show was Hexagon (2015) and my first winter show was Turning Tables (2014).

  1. What is your favorite thing to toss?

I love to toss rifle and saber.

  1. What’s your favorite guard memory?

I honestly can’t pick a favorite memory.

  1. How does it feel knowing this is your last FC winter show?

It’s bittersweet. I’m very sad to leave this incredible program but I am also excited to see what the future holds for the Floyd Central Emerald Guard.

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