Color Guard

Guard Director, OCHS

Leslie Ware is an OCHS graduate and proud Warrior Marching Band alumna. Leslie served as Color Guard Captain for the Warrior Marching Band in 2012 and 2013 as well as Band Captain in 2013. She was a member of the 2014 Redcoat Flag line and 2015 and 2016 University of Georgia Winter Guards. She now enjoys working with the OCHS Color Guard and Winter Guard programs and teaching German at Creekland Middle School in Gwinnett County.

2023 Colorguard Audition Info

Audition Packet CG 2023

OCHS Warrior Color Guard.

OCHS is proud to offer both fall Colorguard (Marching Band) and Winterguard programs.

Colorguard is the visual aspect of the OCHS Warrior Marching Band. Guard has developed into a sport which fuses dance, theatrics, and props to provide a visual expression of the music in the band’s field show. OCHS Color Guard uses flags, rifles, swing flags, sabres and other props, as well as elements of ballet, jazz, and modern dance. Beyond the performance, Color Guard is a great extracurricular activity which is good exercise, allows for travel, shows school spirit, and most importantly is a ton of FUN!  Our program is also committed to helping students become disciplined performers and to developing their leadership potential.

OCHS Warrior Winter Guard.

Winterguard, called the “Sport of the Arts” by Winterguard International (WGI), is a unique and exciting version of the colorguard activity involving elements of visual art, dance, theatrical performance, music, leadership, and teamwork. Performers work hard to prepare a competitive indoor program, which can include dance, flag, rifle, sabre, and other prop work. Ensembles perform their programs for judges to receive commentary and ratings and compete against other winterguards. It’s also a great opportunity to learn, make friends, exercise, and have fun!

If you are interested in auditioning for either group or have any questions, please contact us at