Guard - Dance, flags, rifles, etc performed on the gym floor to music. South Lyon Winter Guard (SLWG) is competing for the first time in many years.
Percussion - "Battery" percussion (snare, bass, quad) march on the gym floor, and pit of percussion instruments play with them.
South Lyon Percussion (SLP) has a long history, but after a break they are competing for their 4th year in a row.
Often see students that are doing guard and percussion for the first time.
South Lyon combines both high schools to create South Lyon Guard, and South Lyon Percussion.
Hosting a Show
Hosting Hospitality - hosting a show is all about making the experience for the students, MCGC, and guests a great one. We want units to want to come back to our show.
Who will come to our show? We will not know numbers until 3 weeks before the show. Based on timing, we could see 25-40 units.
What will this cost us? Overall we will make money at this, mainly from ticket sales and concessions. But there are costs:
Hosting fee: $1500 (pays judges, etc)
Judges: Transportation from airport and hotels (if needed.), meals.
Awards: We buy all awards.
Misc: food, stamps, printing, signs, caution tape, paper, etc.