Castle WInterguard was created in 2014 by the colorguard program director, Jimmy Esquibel. After a very successful marching band season, Mr. Esquibel proposed the idea of creating Castle High School’s very first winterguard. Mr. Alconcel approved the proposal and in January 2014, the Castle Winterguard was created.
The goals for Castle Winterguard is to provide education on the pageantry arts; further the growth of students by providing a sound, structured environment that fosters personal growth, self acceptance, self-discipline, and team work; and to promote the values of dedication, hard work and pride in ones accomplishments.
Through positive reinforcement, dedication to our young performers, and with the promise to teach not only the pageantry arts but also foster creativity and acceptance of all, the staff of Castle Winterguard will accomplish the goals mentioned above.
Winterguard is the sport of indoor colorguard. Modern colorguard is a combination of the use of flags, sabers, mock rifles, and other equipment, as well as dance and other interpretive movement. All of these elements are combined together to tell a story or to portray a concept to the audience. Winterguard teaches one to believe in their ability to accomplish great feats of difficulty not only for their own sense of accomplishment but also for the benefit of the guard as a whole.
In 2014, Castle Winterguard performed at the Mililani SpinFest Festival. In the spring of 2015, the winterguard was unable to floor (start-up) due to funding issues. 2016 has started off positive for the colorguard program. Mr. Esquibel and our new staff member, Mrs. Chelsea Prendergast, coupled with some funding support from the Castle Band Aid Association (CBAA). The winterguard has the initial funding needed to start off but unfortunately not enough to meet the demands of the season. We hope to floor a competitive unit this spring competing at shows all over Oahu.
Funded by Oahu, HI (February 2016)