The Fairmont Winter Guard is on a roll this season with their production called "Wallflower." After much local success in the Ohio MEPA circuit, the guard recently took their program on the road to Bowling Green Kentucky for the WGI Power Regional held at Diddle Arena at Western Kentucky University.
The Guard finished first in the preliminary competition on Saturday among 32 winter guards from 9 states. The guard returned to the arena on Sunday for the finals competition which featured the top 17 guards from the preliminary round. The guard placed first again in the finals competition and were named "Regional Champions!" Congratulions to the entire team of students and first year directors Kelsey Klawonn, and Melissa Lowry, and staff members: Sheldon Apo, Derek Vereen, Abbie West, Ashley Campbell, Tyler Edrington and Byron Valentine.
Scores from the KY Regional:
With their score of 89.035 the Fairmont Winter Guard is ranked 4th nationally in the WGI Scholastic A Division. Check out the National WGI Color Guard Rankings here:
Members of the 2017 Winter Guard include:
Julia Battigaglia, Isabelle Bower, Ashley Boyer, Katherine Braun, Hailey Brown, Julia Burns, Brigid Griffin, Megan Guyett, Addison Johns, Allison Jones, Haley Secrest, Abbey Siler, Karissa-Ann Taulbee, Olivia Thomas, Jillian Wyckoff, and special guest performer Ryan Boyer