New Year. New Season.

Another winter season is upon us and it’s shaping up to be one of the most exciting yet. With the addition of the new flagline class, our circuit is experiencing record growth, in both unit count and geographically as we extend the winter guard activity to new organizations and audiences.

This season, NSC will welcome a total of 10 new units – some as full members, others as non-members, looking to dip their toe into the thrilling world of winter guard.

And thrilling it will be…

The flagline class introduces a whole new way to winter guard for units interested in focusing on equipment-based development. The adjudication criteria supports this approach by de-emphasizing movement and design responsibilities, allowing students and instructors to isolate their efforts on equipment, the true foundation of our activity. Every unit in the flagline class will be experiencing winter guard for the first time this season and looks forward to a warm and supportive welcome.

Seven NSC units will travel to WGI events, displaying the remarkable skills and talents of our circuit. Irondale High School will once again appear at WGI Championships. Brand new Independent A Class unit River City Rhythm will travel to the Chicago Regional and WGI Finals. Sauk Rapids-Rice High School will travel to the Chicago Regional after a several year hiatus from WGI events. Rosemount High School will hit the road for the very first time, making appearances at the St. Louis Regional and WGI Championships. They’ll be joined by River Valley Winterguard (Elk River H.S.) as they too travel to St. Louis and return to WGI Championships for the first time since their impressive 5th place Scholastic A finish and Scholastic Open promotion in 2016. Eden Prairie High School (Open) and MBI Winter Guard will travel to the Chicago Regional and Dayton while each strive for a third consecutive appearance in WGI finals competition. MBI will work to raise their game as they find themselves promoted to Independent Open Class after bringing home the Independent A Class silver medal in 2017.

We look forward to providing coverage of the progress and excitement of the 2018 season!