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    eileenchow

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    Spring Show (combined version)

    Post  eileenchow on Tue May 11, 2010 12:54 am

    The audience watched, spellbound, as the performer threw a flag high in the air. Every eye was trained on the performer as the flag flew down towards her. Will she catch it? The colorguard member easily catches the flag in a graceful movement and flashes a wide smile at the crowd as the audience explodes into cheers. This year's Spring Show was on Sat, May 8 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.
    World Guard practiced twice a week after school for four hours and constant weekend rehearsals. A Guard usually practiced from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays out on the volleyball courts. Freshman Aileen Ju often came to practice “thinking the worst and how much [she] didn’t want to be there. [But] as practice continue[d], it became more and more enjoyable with all the amazing and fun personalities [that] make[s everything] worth it.” As for Percussion, practices were held twice a week. But each practice was always full of energy because the instructors consistently encouraged Percussion members to try their hardest, so that they wouldn’t be caught off guard at the actual performance.
    Starting off the Spring Show was a guest performance from the Arroyo Colorguard. Colorguard's A guard, performed their show "4 Minutes to Save the World," under the theme of superheroes. All the A guard performers were costumed in fitting superhero outfits--right down to a small cape and knee-high boots--as they danced away with Peter Save's Paris remix of Madonna's song "4 Minutes." World Guard showcased the show that they performed at the WGI competitions, "Sensory Garden." The theme for World Guard's show was nature and performers skillfully conveyed those meanings as they painted nature scenes and waved gold, blue, and purple flags, which represented the sun(?), water(?), and flowers(????) respectively. Foothill’s Dance and Drill Teams gave a guest performance as well. A beautiful and moving duet dance was also performed by Colorguard captain senior Katherine Chin and co-captain senior Christine Lee with the song "Redemption."
    Our own A Line Percussion took the stage soon after with their performance "The Tread," which was centered Confucius and his philosophies. Fittingly, A Line performers donned red and gold oriental Chinese dresses black and gold decorated Chinese outfits that helped emphasize their Chinese theme. Open Line's performance, "Legacy," revolved around the impact of legacies and how they are left behind. Open Line member, sophomore Alex Stevens explained "Legacy" as a "fast paced, exciting and entertaining show that [he] wish [he could've] watch[ed]." Varsity Percussion (VPR) performed their WGI show as well. Their show, "Legend" embodied elements of destiny. The final performance of the evening was colorguard's "curtain call," where every single colorguard members danced together to the song "Say Goodbye(?)" Especially since this is her last year in AHS and colorguard, Katherine said that she "really enjoyed Spring Show because it showcased everything that we've worked for and it's amazing to bring guard back together as a whole to conclude the year off as a unit with the "curtain call" finale routine."
    To junior Varsity Percussion member, Coleen Ju, the most rewarding part of the Spring Show is “the support [given] from everyone.” After years of performing in the Spring Show, Coleen has developed the passion to “love [the] Spring Show." A Guard member, sophomore Johanna Gunawan, remarked how "the entire season has been so much fun, and I'd like to share the excitement and enjoyment we had...with the members of the audience."
    All in all, the Spring Show’s audience viewed a variety of performances, ranging from the Serenity if World Guard to the upbeat presentation of Varsity Percussion. This difficult feat of pulling off Spring Show was made possible due to our Colorguard and Percussion; but more importantly each and every individual of each performing arts group. As the stress and pressure piled up, Coleen knows that “it’s the great friends you make in your program that help keep you grounded. Especially Colorguard, [since the only thing] to worry about is spinning for those few hours.”

    phuynh

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    Re: Spring Show (combined version)

    Post  phuynh on Tue May 11, 2010 11:52 am

    The audience watched, spellbound, as the performer threw a flag high in the air. Every single eye was trained on the performer as the flag flew down towards her. Will she catch it? The Colorguard member easily catches the flag in a graceful movement and flashes a wide smile at the crowd as the audience explodes into cheers. This year's Spring Show was on Sat, May 8 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.
    Of course, such perfection didn’t come naturally, Colorguard and Percussion had to work long and hard for such skill. World Guard practiced twice a week after school for four hours and constant weekend rehearsals. A Guard usually practiced from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays out on the volleyball courts. With such a tedious practice schedule, freshman Aileen Ju often came to practice “thinking the worst and how much [she] didn’t want to be there. [But] as practice continue[d], it became more and more enjoyable with all the amazing and fun personalities [that] make[s everything] worth it.” As for Percussion, practices were held twice a week. Each practice was always full of energy because the instructors consistently encouraged Percussion members to try their hardest, so that they wouldn’t be caught off guard at the actual performance.
    Colorguard juniors woke up extra early to “kidnap” the seniors in the annual Senior Kidnap. Colorguard members dressed them up, took pictures, and just had fun while enjoying breakfast. But this day wasn’t just all fun and games, Colorguard members had to arrive at the North Gym at 8:00 a.m. for another two hours of practice. They were given just enough time to go hoe, shower, and arrive back at AHS with their hair, makeup, and costumes done at 3:45 p.m. When they arrived, they had another hour rehearsal.
    Starting off the Spring Show was a guest performance from Arroyo High School’s Colorguard. Our A Guard performed their show "4 Minutes to Save the World," under the theme of superheroes. All the A Guard performers were costumed in fitting superhero outfits--right down to a small cape and knee-high boots--as they danced away with Peter Save's Paris remix of Madonna's song "4 Minutes." World Guard showcased the show that they performed at the WGI competitions, "Sensory Garden." The theme for World Guard's show was nature and performers skillfully conveyed those meanings as they painted nature scenes and waved gold, blue, and purple flags, which represented the sun(?), water(?), and flowers(????) respectively. Foothill Middle School’s Dance and Drill Teams gave a guest performance as well. A beautiful and moving duet dance was also performed by Colorguard captain senior Katherine Chin and co-captain senior Christine Lee to the song "Redemption."
    Our own A Line Percussion took the stage soon after with their performance "The Tread," which was centered Confucius and his philosophies. Fittingly, A Line performers donned red and gold oriental Chinese dresses black and gold decorated Chinese outfits that emphasized their Chinese theme. Open Line's performance, "Legacy," revolved around the impact of legacies and how they are often left behind. Open Line member, sophomore Alex Stevens explained "Legacy" as a "fast paced, exciting and entertaining show that [he] wish [he could've] watch[ed]." Like World Guard, Varsity Percussion (VPR) performed their WGI show of “Legend” which embodied the elements of destiny. The final performance of the evening was Colorguard's "curtain call," where every single Colorguard members danced together to the song "This is Goodbye" by Rascal Flatts.
    As a wrap-up of the year and show, Colorguard members met at Aileen’s house for a Powwow where everyone expressed their feelings about the year and how they are going to miss the seniors. Freshman Christina Zhou even recalled everyone becoming “really sentimental, and atone point almost everyone was crying.” There were just so many feeling and emotions to be expressed, the Powwow didn’t end until well after one in the morning!
    Since this is her last year in AHS and Colorguard, Katherine said that she "really enjoyed Spring Show because it showcased everything that we've worked for and it's amazing to bring [all of Colorguard] back together as a whole to conclude the year off as a unit with the "curtain call" finale routine.
    To junior Varsity Percussion member, Coleen Ju, the most rewarding part of the Spring Show is “the support [given] from everyone.” After years of performing in the Spring Show, Coleen has developed the passion to “love [the] Spring Show." A Guard member, sophomore Johanna Gunawan, remarked how "the entire season has been so much fun, and to share the excitement and enjoyment we had...with the members of the audience" was invigorating.
    All in all, the Spring Show’s audience viewed a variety of performances, ranging from the serenity of World Guard to the upbeat presentation of Varsity Percussion. This difficult feat of pulling off Spring Show was made possible due to our Colorguard and Percussion; but more importantly each and every individual of each performing arts group. As the stress and pressure piled up, Aileen knew that “it’s the great friends you make in your program that help keep you grounded.”

    reginaliu

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    Re: Spring Show (combined version)

    Post  reginaliu on Sat May 15, 2010 8:44 pm

    The audience watched, spellbound, as the performer threw a flag high in the air. Every single eye was trained on the performer as the flag flew down towards her. Will she catch it? The Colorguard member easily catches the flag in a graceful movement and flashes a wide smile at the crowd as the audience explodes into cheers [switched tenses]. This year's Spring Show was on Sat [Saturday], May 8 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.
    Of course, such perfection didn’t come naturally, Colorguard and Percussion had to work long and hard for such skill. World Guard practiced twice a week after school for four hours and [held] constant weekend rehearsals. A Guard usually practiced from 3:00 p.m. [delete] to 6:00 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays out on the volleyball courts. With such a tedious practice schedule, freshman Aileen Ju often came to practice “thinking the worst and how much [she] didn’t want to be there. [But] as practice continue[d], it became more and more enjoyable with all the amazing and fun personalities [that] make[s everything] worth it.” As for Percussion, practices were held twice a week. Each practice was always full of energy because the instructors consistently encouraged Percussion members to try their hardest, so that they wouldn’t be caught off guard at the actual performance.
    Colorguard juniors woke up extra early to “kidnap” the seniors in the annual Senior Kidnap. Colorguard members dressed them up, took pictures, and just had fun while enjoying breakfast. But this day wasn’t just all fun and games, Colorguard members had to arrive at the North Gym at 8:00 a.m. for another two hours of practice. They were given just enough time to go hoe [home], shower, and arrive back at AHS with their hair, makeup, and costumes done at 3:45 p.m. When they arrived, they had another hour [of] rehearsal.
    Starting off the Spring Show was a guest performance from Arroyo High School’s Colorguard. Our A Guard performed their show "4 Minutes to Save the World," under the theme of superheroes. All the A Guard performers were costumed in fitting superhero outfits--right down to a small cape and knee-high boots--as they danced away with Peter Save's Paris remix of Madonna's song "4 Minutes." World Guard showcased the show that they performed at the WGI competitions, "Sensory Garden." The theme for World Guard's show was nature and performers skillfully conveyed those meanings as they painted nature scenes and waved gold, blue, and purple flags, which represented the sun(?), water(?), and flowers(????) respectively. Foothill Middle School’s Dance and Drill Teams gave a guest performance as well. A beautiful and moving duet dance was also performed by Colorguard captain senior Katherine Chin and co-captain senior Christine Lee to the song "Redemption."
    Our own A Line Percussion took the stage soon after with their performance "The Tread," which was centered Confucius and his philosophies. Fittingly, A Line performers donned red and gold oriental Chinese dresses black and gold decorated Chinese outfits that emphasized their Chinese theme. Open Line's performance, "Legacy," revolved around the impact of legacies and how they are often left behind. Open Line member, sophomore Alex Stevens explained "Legacy" as a "fast paced, exciting and entertaining show that [he] wish [wished] [he could've] watch[ed]." Like World Guard, Varsity Percussion (VPR) performed their WGI show of “Legend” which embodied the elements of destiny. The final performance of the evening was Colorguard's "curtain call," where every single Colorguard members danced together to the song "This is Goodbye" by Rascal Flatts.
    As a wrap-up of the year and show, Colorguard members met at Aileen’s house for a Powwow where everyone expressed their feelings about the year and how they are going to miss the seniors. Freshman Christina Zhou even recalled everyone becoming “really sentimental, and atone [at one] point almost everyone was crying.” There were just so many feeling and emotions to be expressed, the Powwow didn’t end until well after one in the morning!
    Since this is her last year in AHS and Colorguard, Katherine said that she "really enjoyed Spring Show because it showcased everything that we've [they've] worked for and it's amazing to bring [all of Colorguard] back together as a whole to conclude the year off as a unit with the [']"curtain call"['] finale routine.["]
    To junior Varsity Percussion member, Coleen Ju, the most rewarding part of the Spring Show is “the support [given] from everyone.” After years of performing in the Spring Show, Coleen has developed the passion to “love [the] Spring Show." A Guard member, sophomore Johanna Gunawan, remarked how "the entire season has [had] been so much fun, and to share the excitement and enjoyment we [they] had...with the members of the audience" was invigorating.
    All in all, the Spring Show’s audience viewed a variety of performances, ranging from the serenity of World Guard to the upbeat presentation of Varsity Percussion. This difficult feat of pulling off Spring Show was made possible due to our Colorguard and Percussion; but more importantly each and every individual of each performing arts group. As the stress and pressure piled up, Aileen knew that “it’s the great friends you make in your program that help keep you grounded.”

    ChristinaZhou

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    Join date : 2009-09-02

    Re: Spring Show (combined version)

    Post  ChristinaZhou on Sun May 16, 2010 6:54 pm

    A guard theme isn't Superheroes anymore.
    Its "4 Minutes to save the world."
    (It says so on our winterguard sweaters)

    Par. 3 (I think)
    Practice started at 10 am.

    World Guard-the three are: sun and birds, waterfall, and a temple.
    and all three also include mountains

    Kat Chin and Christine Lee's song is "redeemed"

    and finally;;
    The powwow actually didn't end until 3 am x___x
    i just left at 1:30 ahhahhaha xD

    rhiannonyee

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    Join date : 2009-09-01

    Spring Show (combined version)

    Post  rhiannonyee on Mon May 17, 2010 12:27 pm

    Every eye was trained on the performer as she threw a flag high in the air. As the Colorguard member easily catches the flag, the audience explodes into cheers. The performance shifts as Percussion members drum steadily away with their show. Performances such as these were seen during this year’s Spring Show on Sat, May 8 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.
    Since perfection doesn’t come naturally; Colorguard and Percussion had to work hard for it. World Guard practiced twice a week after school for four hours and constant weekend rehearsals. As for Percussion, practices were held twice a week.
    Starting off was a guest performance from Arroyo HS Colorguard. A Guard performed their show “4 Minutes to Save the World,” in which performers were costumed as superhero while dancing away to a remix of the song “4 Minutes.” World Guard showcased the piece they performerd at the WGI competitions, “Sensory Garden.” Performers conveyed the themes of nature and art as they painted peaceful scenes and waved gold, blue, purple, and green flags. Foothill Middle School’s Dance and Drill teams gave a guest performance as well. A beautiful duet dance was also performed by Colorguard captain senior Katherine Chin and co-captain senior Christine Lee to the song “Redeemed.”
    A Line Percussion followed soon with their performance “The Tread,” which centered on Confucius and his philosophies. Fittingly, A Line performers donned decorated Chinese outfits. Open Line’s performance, “Legacy,” revolved around the impact of legacies. Open Line member, sophomore Alex Stevens explained “Legacy” as a “fast paced, exciting and entertaining show that [he] wish [he could’ve] watch[ed].” Like World Guard, Varsity Percussion (VPR) performed their WGI show “Legend,” which embodied elements of destiny. The final performance was Colorguard’s “curtain call,” where every single Colorguard members danced together to the song “This is Goodbye.”
    Since this is her last year in AHS and Colorguard, Katherine said that she “really enjoyed Spring Show because it showcased everything that we’ve worked for and it’s amazing to bring [all of Colorguard] back together as a whole to conclude the year off..” To junior VPR member, Coleen Ju, the most rewarding part of the Spring Show is “the support [given] from everyone.” A Guard member, sophomore Johanna Gunawan, remarked how “the entire season has been so much fun, and to share the excitement and enjoyment we had...with the members of the audience” was invigorating.
    The feat of pulling off Spring Show was only made possible due to the dedication and hard work of each Colorguard and Percussion member. As the pressure piled up, freshmen Colorguard member Aileen Ju knew that “it’s the great friends you make in your program that help keep you grounded.”

    ChristinaZhou

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    Join date : 2009-09-02

    Re: Spring Show (combined version)

    Post  ChristinaZhou on Mon May 17, 2010 6:26 pm

    My Final corrections;;

    Every eye was trained on the performer as she threw a flag high in the air. As the Colorguard member easily catches the flag, the audience explodes into cheers. The performance shifts as Percussion members drum steadily away with their show. Performances such as these were seen during this year’s Spring Show on Sat, May 8 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.
    Since perfection doesn’t come naturally; Colorguard and Percussion had to work hard for it. World Guard practiced twice a week after school for four hours and constant weekend rehearsals. As for Percussion, practices were held twice a week.
    Starting off was a guest performance from Arroyo HS Colorguard. A Guard performed their show “4 Minutes to Save the World,” in which performers were costumed as superhero while dancing away to a remix of the song “4 Minutes.” World Guard showcased the piece they performed at the WGI competitions, “Sensory Garden.” Performers conveyed the themes of nature and art as they painted peaceful scenes and waved gold, blue, purple, and green flags. Foothill Middle School’s Dance and Drill teams gave a guest performance as well. A beautiful duet dance was also performed by Colorguard captain senior Katherine Chin and co-captain senior Christine Lee to the song “Redeemed.”
    A Line Percussion followed soon with their performance “Thread,” which centered on Confucius and his philosophies. Fittingly, A Line performers donned decorated Chinese outfits. Open Line’s performance, “Legacy,” revolved around the impact of legacies. Open Line member, sophomore Alex Stevens explained “Legacy” as a “fast paced, exciting and entertaining show that [he] wish [he could’ve] watch[ed].” Like World Guard, Varsity Percussion (VPR) performed their WGI show “Legend,” which embodied elements of destiny. The final performance was Colorguard’s “curtain call,” where every single Colorguard members danced together to the song “This is Goodbye.”
    Since this is her last year in AHS and Colorguard, Katherine said that she “really enjoyed Spring Show because it showcased everything that we’ve worked for and it’s amazing to bring [all of Colorguard] back together as a whole to conclude the year off..” To junior VPR member, Coleen Ju, the most rewarding part of the Spring Show is “the support [given] from everyone.” A Guard member, sophomore Johanna Gunawan, remarked how “the entire season has been so much fun, and to share the excitement and enjoyment we had...with the members of the audience” was invigorating.
    The feat of pulling off Spring Show was only made possible due to the dedication and hard work of each Colorguard and Percussion member. As the pressure piled up, freshmen Colorguard member Aileen Ju knew that “it’s the great friends you make in your program that help keep you grounded.”

    ChristinaZhou

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    Join date : 2009-09-02

    Re: Spring Show (combined version)

    Post  ChristinaZhou on Mon May 17, 2010 6:29 pm

    What I changed:
    A typo > "Performed" was spelled wrong somewhere hahaa.
    A line > Its "Thread" not "The Tread"

    Last comment > You only state that World Guard practices afterschool ; o; A Guard works hard too!

    rhiannonyee

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    Join date : 2009-09-01

    Re: Spring Show (combined version)

    Post  rhiannonyee on Tue May 18, 2010 11:26 am

    well we'll put it in...but we dont know how many hours they practice exactly, so we just need to know that stuff. Smile thanks!

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