Color Guard and Winter Guard
The Beyer Color Guard has perhaps the richest tradition of excellence of any program at Beyer High School. They were named Best Auxiliary at the 1998 Western States Marching Band Championships as well as the 2005, 2006, and 2007 Western Band Association State Championships. The color guard is also very competitive in the Winter Guard International (WGI) Circuit. The guard boasts the incredible resume of 15 WGI finals appearances dating back to 1992, with the most recent being their 12th place finish in 2008. They have consistently placed high in the final round of the WGI World Championships, including 2nd place in 2002 and 2005, 3rd place in 1996, 1999 and 2003 and 4th place in 1995, 1998, 2000 and 2004. The guard has been led by some of the activity’s leading instructors and designers, including Scott Chandler, Mark Metzger, Vince Velasquez, Shavon Garcia, Eric Castro, Samora Mellor, and David Zheim.
The Color Guard is a class offered at Beyer. Students are enrolled in a 9th period during Marching Band season and a different 9th period during the Winter Guard season. Students enrolled during Semester 1 (Marching Band) receive 5 units of PE credit. Students enrolled during Semester 2 (Winter Guard) earn 5 units of Elective credit (does not include Visual and Performing Art credit).