flag_purpleOn Sunday, January 19th, the Rolling Meadows High School Winter Color Guard competed in the TDI Regional Contest at Lake Community High School.  In the Open Flag category, the RMHS squad came in 3rd place.  In the Lyrical Flag Category, the RMHS squad came in 4th place.  More importantly, both routines qualified for the TDI State Contest to be held at the Peoria Civic Center on March 2nd.

The Open Flag routine is done to the song, “My Songs Know What You Did in the Dark,” by Fallout Boy.  It incorporates black costuming, a variety of black short flags, and some vibrant tall flags with fire patterns on them.  The squad for this routine includes the following 24 members:  Amanda Abraham, Ida Ajroja, Desdemona Alvarez, Erin Crain, Daniele DeBartolo, Melisa Featherstone, Jade Fitzgerald, Lesley Garcia, Maria Garcia, Faviola Gonzalez, Sohyun Kim, Marieanne Klatt, Alex Kotowski, Meredith Lenihan, Sarah McMahon, Karina Medina, Anette Navarro, Cindy Osorio, Estevan Rodriquez, Danielle  Sioui , Jennifer Texis, Emma Werle, Kaitlyn Werle, Emily Zimmermann.

The Lyrical Flag routine is done to the song, “Let it Go,” from the movie FROZEN.  It incorporates beautiful white dresses and blue tops with fake fur fringe, snow white t-flags, and multi blue and white snowflake flags.  For this routine, there are only 14 performers, including:   Amanda Abraham, Ida Ajroja, Desdemona Alvarez, Erin Crain, Melisa Featherstone, Sohyun Kim, Meredith Lenihan, Sarah McMahon, Anette Navarro, Estevan Rodriquez, Danielle Sioui, Emma Werle, Kaitlyn Werle, and Emily Zimmermann.  The squad is coached and choreographed by Mr. Christopher Buti.  He is assisted by Ms. Caitlyn Walsh.

Upcoming performances for the State-bound squad include:  a home basket ball game on February 7th, TDI Contests at Batavia HS on February 9th and at Eisenhower HS on February 15th.  For more information about the WCG program, contact the Band Office at 847-718-5752