BD Open Winter Guard Takes First Place at SoCal Regional


Concord, CA - February 15, 2001 - The Blue Devils "Open" Winter Guard took first place at the Southern California Regional. The Regional was held on February 10th and 11th in Riverside CA. Their score was 73.40 in finals(to see recap go to Winter Guard Page). The Open Guard has 18 highly motivated members. In April the guard will travel to the WGI World Championships held in Milwaukee, WI.

The Open Guard dominated the three Winter Guard Regional Competitions in 2000. This is the second year in a row they have won each of these Regionals. The guard maintained the highest score in the country for all of the 2000 season. This is the third year in a row they have been ranked number ONE Nationally. The guard has won four out of the last five California Circuit Championships.

The 2001 Program is performed to Roy Orbrison’s "Crying" sung by K.D. Lang. The staff includes Program Director Annette Odello with staff David Meikle, Lindsey Leibeg, John Bradford, Jessica Allen, and Jay Murphy.

The Blue Devils "A" Guard took 2nd pave at the Southern California Regional. They received two first places in movement and General Effect.The 2001 Blue Devils "A" Guard has 19 members. The guard is performing to "Orange Colored Sky" by Nat King Cole and "That’s Life" by Frank Sinatra. The staff is Jana Baxter and Shannon MacKintosh Morford.They are an average age of 10 years old. The guard attended the Southern California Regional and then spent the next day at Universal Studios. The "A’ guard is currently the 2000 California Circuit Champions.

If you would like to see the Blue Devil Winter Guards they will appear at the WGI Western Regional Competition on Saturday, March 17th at California State University in Hayward, CA. Finals will be held on Sunday, March 18th at James Logan High School in Union City. For performance times contact the Blue Devil office at 925 689-2918 ext. 3116 or 3004. Tickets are $10.00 for prelims and $12.00 for Finals. Combination tickets for both days are $15.00.
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