Chloe Nelson – Mustangs Ahead
(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – The LRHS Winter Guard received a “Superior” rating after a successful performance on Saturday at Braden River High School.
All 13 members celebrated after a whirlwind of practice, hard work, and determination. The show included sabre work, rifles, dance, and a flag feature. This gave the team a confidence boost for the next competition.
Along with the Winter Guard, several members who performed solos or ensembles received ratings of “Excellent” and “Superior.” Of the 11 soloists senior Cristina Rosabal, junior Lily Sutton, sophomore Kyra Rouse and junior Mackenzie Brielmann received “Superiors” for their routines.
For some of the color guard members, this is one of the last opportunities to perform before graduating. Rosabal is sad to see the year end but is glad she could make such great memories.
“It’s bittersweet because on one hand I’m happy to graduate and be able to pursue more opportunities in color guard and dance, but it’s sad this is the last year where I’m able to perform an original solo at a competition alongside my friends,” said Rosabal.
Some Mustangs, however, are just starting out with color guard. Sophomore Kenzie Horner performed her first solo on Saturday.
“This is only my first solo, but I hope to continue creating stronger and harder routines each year,” said Horner.
The next competition is regional competition Feb. 23 and 24 at Riverview High School in Tampa.