color guard


Definition of color guard

: an honor guard for the colors of an organization

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Black Eyed Peas singer Fergie stepped up to the microphone at center court wearing a black lacy cocktail dress and, backed by a military color guard, began to sing. Chelsea Brasted,, "NBA All-Star Game: Watch Fergie perform the national anthem," 19 Feb. 2018 The government also paid for on-field color guards and ceremonies where soldiers enlisted or re-enlisted in front of thousands of fans. Ken Belson, New York Times, "N.F.L. Anthem Policy Bound to Please Only the N.F.L.," 23 May 2018 The activity combines music, color guard, and theatrics. Tricia L. Nadolny,, "Amid sexual-misconduct scandal, a new code of conduct for drum corps," 17 May 2018 The band program consists of the Falcon Marching Band, six concert bands, a winter color guard and a winter percussion ensemble. Samantha Ketterer, Houston Chronicle, "Channelview ISD students recount deadly bus crash in Alabama," 13 Mar. 2018 Drum and bugle corps perform intricate routines that incorporate music, marching, dance and color guards. Michael Rubinkam, The Seattle Times, "Renowned former drum corps leader charged with sex assault," 13 Nov. 2018 The ethics charges were filed May 22 against former band director Daniel Eitmann, assistant band director Adam Colbenson and Lynette Kenyon, who directed the color guard., "Three Northshore High band instructors face ethics charges," 30 May 2018 Prior to the concert, the color guard presented colors, Parrott said. Pioneer Press,, "Niles 4th of July parade featured marching bands, bevvy of patriotic revelry," 9 July 2018 In addition, Faas plays flute in the Blue Jay Band and serves that program as a marching leader, social officer and captain of the color guard. Staff Report, Houston Chronicle, "Needville’s top students head to Texas A&M," 6 June 2018

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English Language Learners Definition of color guard

: a person in uniform who holds a flag in a ceremony or parade

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