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West Orange High School to Host Winter Color Guard Invitational


WEST ORANGE, NJ - The 13th annual Mid-Atlantic Indoor Network (MAIN) Winter Guard Competition will be held in the Tarnoff Gymnasium at West Orange High School (WOHS), 51 Conforti Avenue, on Jan. 28 from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. WOHS host the event and the varsity and junior varsity (JV) teams will perform in exhibition.

The varsity show title is "The Passing Storm," with musical selections "Reclaim" by Ólafur Arnalds, Eric Whitacre's "Lux Arumque," and "Ave Maria" as performed by Leontyne Price. The show portrays the passing of a summer storm. The JV show title is "I'll Be Me" with the musical selection "Let It Go" by James Bay and performed by Sofia Karlberg.

“The guard show will feature over 20 teams from the tri-state area and we are looking forward to hosting the kickoff show to the competitive season,” said WOHS music teacher and advisor Erin Lagatic. "We are excited to have two teams this year.”

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The program will begin at 4 p.m. with an intermission from 5:40 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. The WOHS varsity team will perform at approximately 7:45 p.m. and the awards ceremony will begin at 8:15 p.m.

Any proceeds from the event will help to fund the West Orange Winter Guard as it competes during the season, including competitions in MAIN as well as the Winter Guard International (WGI).

Tickets for the competition are $10 at the door for adults and $8 for seniors and students. The family-friendly event is a unique opportunity for children to see how the intricacies of dance, balance, athleticism, and coordination are utilized in color guard.

“I am proud of what the students and coaches have accomplished so far and I'm looking forward to seeing them perform and compete,” said Lagatic.

Tarnoff Gymnasium is located on the Pleasant Valley side of the West Orange High School campus. Parking is available in the main Conforti Avenue. parking lot and limited parking available may be available in the parking lot off Alisa Drive.

More info including volunteer and sponsorships opportunities can be found here.

Color Guards performing this year will include:


Pegasus Too Jr

Mahwah High School Winter Guard

JP Stevens High School Winter Guard

Morristown High School Winter Guard

Manalapan High School Winter Guard

Wayne Valley High School Winter Guard

Morristown High School Rebellion


Pegasus Too

Snyder Winter Guard

Ridgewood High School Winter Guard

Morris Hills High School Winter Guard

West Orange High School JV - Exhbition


Pequannock High School Winter Guard

Matawan High School Enigma Winter Guard

Wayne Hills High School Winter Guard

Southern Regional High School Winter Guard

Hillsborough High School Winter Guard

Arlington High School Winter Guard

Mineola High School Winter Guard

West Milford High School Winter Guard

Monroe Township High School Winter Guard 

West Orange High School Varsity - Exhibition

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