color guard

noun

Definition of color guard 

: an honor guard for the colors of an organization

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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. NOLA.com, "Three Northshore High band instructors face ethics charges," 30 May 2018 Prior to the concert, the color guard presented colors, Parrott said. Pioneer Press, chicagotribune.com, "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 Ranging in age from 14 to 21, the performers make up the horn line (brass instruments such as trumpet, tuba and trombone), percussion (drums, cymbals, keyboards and more) and color guard. Anne Dunlap, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Drum Corps International marches into Orlando," 6 July 2018 The 48th Ol’ Fashioned 4th of July Parade features marching bands, fanciful floats, dance groups, theater troupes, decorated classic cars and a color guard from the American Legion. April Orcutt, latimes.com, "Here's where you'll find maximum fun for your Fourth of July celebrations," 17 June 2018 This year, plans include a military vehicle and color guards, as well as vintage electric scooters -- a crowd favorite. Linda Gandee/special To Cleveland.com, cleveland.com, "Memorial Day parades and remembrance ceremonies in Avon, Avon Lake and North Ridgeville," 14 May 2018 Kasie had many interests and hobbies including performing with the Teal Sound Drum and Bugle Corps color guard in 2011 and 2012. Orlando Sentinel, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Deaths in Central Florida: 2/3," 3 Feb. 2018 The story sparked widespread calls for change to better protect participants and staff in the activity, which combines marching, music, theatrics and color guard. Tricia L. Nadolny, Philly.com, "Drum corps chairman resigns amid scrutiny of his hiring of disgraced teacher," 18 May 2018

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1705, in the meaning defined above

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color guard

noun

English Language Learners Definition of color guard

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

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