The Color Guard Clinic is designed for multiple levels of instruction for brand new or experienced performers looking to hone skills in flag or rifle. Over the course of 4 days, students develop a strong fundamental base of performance techniques, then learn how to create their own routines and build upon their skills after they leave the clinic. They are taught how to transfer what they learned to their peers back home.
Multi level of instruction
SWC's Color Guard Clinic gives new and returning students the opportunity to advance through the levels of instruction provided year to year. Three to four levels are offered based on enrollment/class size.
Expand your skills
From body movement, flag, rifle, and saber, students will be challenged to both expand on their current skills while learning new techniques in other areas of Color Guard.
Instructors will emphasize a strong fundamental base of performance techniques. All students will be shown techniques in body movement, dance, and marching integration.
The Color Guard Clinic has built-in section teamwork, discipline, and motivation to encourage leaders to work with peers. Afternoon electives will provide current or future leaders techniques and tools to help lead when they return home.
Students will have the opportunity to learn new skills through a multitude of electives and classes provided during the clinic. Students can choose to pursue dance, leadership, style shows, care/maintenance, and additional routines in flag, rifle, and sabre.
Students will receive a digital copy of all routines and instructional manual. All routines are written and taught by our nationally famous instructional staff and are created exclusively for the clinic
Below is an example of an average day schedule. For a more exact layout, go to our Information Documents page and download the PDF
7:15 am Breakfast
10:00 am Break
12:15 pm Lunch
3:30 pm Break
5:15 pm Dinner
7:45 pm Classes conclude
11:00 pm Lights Out
8:30 am Warm-ups and Classes
10:15 am Classes
1:30 pm Classes
3:45 pm Electives
6:30 pm Classes and Performance
8:00 pm Recreation Time
Ruth Ann Medworth
Ruth Ann is director of the 10-time state champ Northview High School Color Guard, Winter Guard and Auxiliary Units. Along with teaching Physical Education, she coordinates several clinics and workshops for middle school and high school students. Ruth Ann serves as a member the Indiana High School Color Guard Association Board of Directors and is a past member of the Winter Guard International Board of Directors. She is an IHSCGA Envoy Award winner and is a member of the WGI Hall of Fame.
We will have a Drum Corps on campus this July! All students and directors will get a clinic with the staff and members while attending on the days they are on campus.
For Your Information
If you are in need or more information, please download our information PDF's for more details. If you have a question, you may want to see if there is already an answer on our FAQ page. If you are looking for transportation information, please go to our Transportation page.
For parents, friends, and directors, closing ceremonies will be held at O’Brien stadium on Eastern Illinois' campus. Come and enjoy the performance and celebration of awards!
July 10, 10:00 -11:30 AM
Eastern Illinois University - Charleston IL
July 7th - 10th 2020
Includes all instruction, and lunch and dinner each day
Includes all instruction,
housing, and meals
Includes housing and all meals
(For sponsors, bus drivers, directors, or coaches not taking classes)