ABOUT THE GUARD!
Color Guard is a year round program that competes as the Color Guard unit associated with the Harlan Marching Band during the fall competitive season and football games, then transforms to the Winter Guard in the Spring. An Harlan High School student can join the Color Guard or Winter Guard without prior experience. A willingness to learn is required. Students who are not already enrolled in a band class must be enrolled in Color Guard as a class, which is 8th period. If an instrumentalist member of the Harlan Band would like to do Color Guard or Winter Guard they can do so by still being enrolled in their band class if they do not have room in their schedule to add the Color Guard class.
Winter Guard rehearsal schedules outside of the school day will take place on days determined by facility and faculty availability and begin after marching band season has concluded. These will carry on through the competitive Winter Guard season. The performance schedule for Winter Guard is not set until late November.
Our wonderful Color Guard instructors are Ms. Randy Miles, and Guard Technician Cindy Tames! Learn more about them below:
Claudia Quiroz serves as the colorguard director at Harlan High School. She has taught at multiple schools for the past 7 years around the San Antonio area. For the past 6 years she served as the colorguard director at Thomas Jefferson High school, winning multiple awards, including winning TECA State in 2018 and 2023. She was a tech at O’Connor high school where they medaled silver in TCGC State 2017, as well as a tech at Clark 2017-2019, medaling silver in TECA state championships 2019.In her early career in Color Guard she performed in WGI (Winter Guard International) World Finals 2016. She also participated in DCI with the Guardians Drum & Bugle Corp 2016 and 2017, where she was awarded Color Guard member of the year 2017. She also performed with Invictus Independent World Group in 2019 & 2021.
In her spare time she loves hanging out with her corgi Mochi and husband, and going on walks. Mrs.Quiroz is excited to help continue the success at Harlan and looks forward to the upcoming year.