Pride of Cove color guard competes at state tomorrow

Special to Leader-Press 

The CCHS Pride of Cove Color Guard team brought home a second place trophy from the Texas Color Guard Circuit Area Competition at Hendrickson High School on Saturday. 
Their placement in the top four scores in their classification of Scholastic A qualified the Copperas Cove High School students to compete at the TCGC State Championships tomorrow at Reed Arena on the Texas A&M campus at College Station.
The Pride of Cove Winter Guard 2019 show, Madness, features a floor mat covered in random definitions of the word, madness. Sitting atop the mat are benches that performers utilize to execute difficult rifle and flag tosses and spins. Following the theme of “Madness,” the performers use rifles, sabers, and flags, to convey the imagery of isolation, confusion, and angst. 
The show was designed and choreographed by CCHS Color Guard Directors Nancy Norris and Samantha Manuel, Instructor Chrissa Link and students.
“This year, it has been very exciting watching the team improve and grow as performers,” said Norris who is in her third year of teaching at CCHS. “I am very proud of their continued success and I am looking forward to seeing what they can accomplish in the future.”
The CCHS Color Guard team competed at five regional TCGC competitions, taking home two first place and three second place trophies during the season. 
For high school seniors include Mackenzie Callison who is one of the team captains will wrap up her high school career at Saturday’s competition.
“Guard has been everything to me for the last four years,” Callison said. “This season has been my favorite season by far because this show gives us a lot of creative freedom.”
The Pride of Cove Color Guard will perform at the TCGC State Championships at 12:18 p.m. on Saturday at Reed Arena, Texas A&M University, College Station. More information is available at

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