Winter Guard History


The History of the Daphne High School Winter Guard
Began in 1997 as Jubilee Performance Ensemble as part of the Gulf Coast Color Guard Circuit in "A" class.
Michael Rodden was its first director/Instructor until 1999.
No videos exist to my knowledge of this time period.
Marsha Foster became director/instructor in 2000 to the present
In 2016, the ensemble was inactive.

1997
Known as Jubilee Performance Ensemble
A Class
Circuit Championships - 9th - 66.5
Staff - Michael Rodden


1998
Known as Jubilee Performance Ensemble
A Class
Circuit Championships - 6th - 78.3
Staff - Michael Rodden


1999
Known as Jubilee Performance Ensemble
A Class
Circuit Championships - unknown
Staff - Michael Rodden


2000
Cirque du Soleil
Was still known as Jubilee Performance Ensemble no video exists to my knowledge - Class A
Attended 5 circuit competitions, no wins, and the WGI South Regional
Circuit Championships score was a 74.60 - the Regional prelims score was a 65.60
Staff - Marsha Foster

First Circle
Named was changed to Daphne High School Winter Guard - A Class
Attended 4 circuit shows, no wins, and the WGI regional - unknown score/placement
Did not attend circuit championships due to a band trip to Washington DC
Staff - Marsha Foster 

I Believe
Regional A Class - attended 6 circuit shows and won 5 of them
Circuit Champions - 87.80
Did not attend WGI regional event
Staff - Marsha Foster

Confidence
A Class - attended 7 circuit shows and won 5 of them
Circuit Champions - 80.25
Attended WGI South Regional was 12th place with a score of 73.50
Staff - Marsha Foster

Breaking Down the Walls
A Class - Attended 6 shows won 5 of them
Circuit Silver Medalist (2nd) - 80.45
Attended WGI South Regional prelims - 74.1 8th place Finalist for the first time - 73.3 12th
Staff - Marsha Foster

Redemption
Class "AA" - attended 4 circuit shows and won 1
Was the circuit bronze medalists (3rd) - 80.75
Attended the WGI South Power regional in Mobile, AL -
WGI Ranked 136 of 409 Championship ranking of 71st
Attended the WGI World Championships for the first time 75.50 - overall 98th place
Staff - Marsha Foster

Let Go
A Class - attended 6 circuit shows won all 6 shows
Circuit Champions - 85.55
Attended the WGI South regional - 18th place 65.40
Ranked 225 out of 409 at the end of the season
Did not attend WGI World Championships
Staff - Marsha Foster

Broken Vow
A Class - attended 5 circuit shows and won 3 of them
Circuit Champions - 88.10
Attended WGI South Regional - 5th in prelims - 76.0
Bronze medalist in finals - 78.10
Attended the WGI SE Power Regional - 78.8 at prelims
Missed finals by 1 spot. Did not attend WGI World Championships
Ranked 115 of 402 at the end of the season
Staff - Marsha Foster

Moment I Said It
A class - attended 7 shows and won all 7
Circuit Champions - 87.3
WGI South regional - 77.6 and finalist - 79.6 4th place
WGI ranking - 12th of 384 - World Championship ranking of 10th
WGI World Championship - Prelims - 85.0 - 40th place - Semi-Finals - 84.7 - 30th place
Staff - Marsha Foster

Windmills
A class - attended 8 circuit shows and won 3 of them
Circuit Champions - 86.2
WGI South regional - 75.6 in prelims and finals - 78.5 - 3rd place
WGI ranking 25 of 378 and Championship Ranking of 21st
WGI World Championships - Prelims - 80.9 - Semi-finals - 80.4 - 41st place
Staff - Marsha Foster


The Letter

A class - attended 7 shows won 6 of them 
Circuit Champions - 88.40
WGI South Regional - prelims - 73.1 and Finals - Regional Champions - 76.1
WGI ranking 50 out of 358 - championship ranking 32nd at end of season
WGI World Championship - prelims - 82.5 - 22nd - Semi-finals - 81.85 - 31st overall
Staff - Marsha Foster


To Treat A Friend

A class - attended 5 shows - did not win any
Circuit Bonze Medalist (3rd)
WGI South Regional - prelims - 75.1 and Finals 77.8 - 6th place
WGI SE Regional - Nashville - prelims and semi-finals - 77.8 - 17th - did not make finals
WGI ranked 104 out of 353
Did not attend WGI World Championships
Staff - Marsha Foster

Angularity

A class - attended 6 circuit shows and won all 6
Circuit Champions - 86.0
WGI South regional - prelims - 76.4 and finals 77.5 - 4th place
WGI ranked 63 out of 355 and Championship ranking of 35t
WGI World Championships - prelims - 81.0 and semi-finals - 77.6 - 47th overall
Staff - Marsha Foster, Brooke Howe

Smile

A class - attended 5 circuit shows and won only 1 show
Circuit Silver Medalist (2nd) - 82.66
WGI South Regional prelims 70.42 and Finals - 73.59 - 5th
WGI ranking of 75 out of 347 and Championship ranking of 42nd
WGI World Championships - prelims - 80.16 - did not make semi-finals - 57th overall
Staff - Marsha Foster, Brooke Howe

The Winds of Love

 A class - attended 6 circuit shows and did not win any
Circuit Bronze medalist (3rd) - 84.6
WGI South Regional - prelims 73.44 - and finals -75.66 5th
WGI Southeastern Championships - prelims - 83.87 semi-finals - 82.4 and Finals 83.105 - 6th place
WGI ranking of 33rd out of 391 and Championship ranking of 24th
WGI World Championships - prelims - 83.94 - Semi-finals - 83.545 - 31st overall
Staff - Marsha Foster, Kelsey Jones, Kathryn Foster

2014 JV Winter Guard
Moonlight Dance

This is the first year for the Junior Varsity Winter Guard known as Daphne JV

Novice Class - Attended 3 circuit shows and won 1
Circuit Championships - 1st Place - Gold Medalist - 79.31 

A Class - attended 5 circuit shows and won 2 shows
Circuit Bronze Medalist (3rd) - 82.71
WGI South Regional - prelims 78.09 - and finals - 78.54 5th
WGI Southeastern Championships - prelims - 77.99 - finals - 75.36 13th
WGI ranking of 141 out of 397 and Championship ranking of 63rd 
WGI World Championships - prelims - 83.83, Semi-finals - 82.09 
Final Average - 82.96 - 40th Place of 122 units
Staff - Marsha Foster, Nathan Alvarez, Kathryn Foster
14th straight year being a GCGPC medalist
6th WGI World Championship Semi-Final placement 

2015 JV WInter Guard
Novice Class - attended 3 circuit shows won all 3 shows
Circuit Championships - 2nd Place - Silver Medalist - 75.33
Staff - Marsha Foster, Kathryn Foster

2016
Inactive


2017

AA Class - attended 4 circuit shows and won 3
Circuit Championships - 1st Place - Gold Medalist - 81.45
Staff - Marsha Foster, Dustin Laster
15th year as a GCGPC circuit medalist (9th Gold Medal and 1st in AA)
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