Color Guard / Winter Guard
The 2016 Castle Winterguard would like to the thank the Awesome Foundation of Oahu!! The winterguard won a $1000 grant from the Awesome Foundation to help assist with the cost of the current season.
Message from the VP Angie Kunioka
To All Castle High School Students,
It’s official! The very first CHS Winterguard team is going to Ohio to compete at the Winterguard International (WGI) in Dayton Ohio! Now's your chance to be a part of history - to try out for a spot on the team, please sign up in the Band Room – Colorguard Board. Mr. Esquibel (“MR. E”), Colorguard Director, will hold guard tryouts when he returns from deployment, and only the top 12 students will make the team. Colorguard Section Leader, Camryn Kunioka, will start conditioning and strengthening on Monday, 10/24/16 from 3 – 4 p.m. and prepare for flag fundamentals the following week.
Trip costs: initial cost estimates are $2,000 per person (airfare, hotel, and transportation), but fundraising will help defray the costs. The hope is to pay 100% of costs for each participant, so a commitment to help with fundraising is a must!
Sign-ups close after lunch on Wednesday, November 23, 2016. WGI requires all participants’ names to be submitted by December 1, 2016, so only names submitted by the deadline will be considered for the team. Thank you and good luck, Knights!
Message from the VP Angie Kunioka:
Hi Castle Band families,
Have a craving for some Big Island Candy chocolate bars? See your band's colorguard and satisfy your sweet tooth! These huge bars are only $5 each and goes to support them in Castle's first-ever showing at Winter Guard International (WGI) in April 2017. Thanks for your support!
Message from Jimmy Esquibel:
Hello Everyone!!! Today I did something for the very first time....today I registered my very first winterguard to compete at WGI World Championships!!!!! We are on our way to Dayton!!! Keep in mind, the more you guys fundraise, the cheaper the airline tickets will be!!! We are on our way to be the first group from Castle to compete at WGI!!!
April 1 - Hawaiian International Invitational @ Kaiser HS - 4pm
April 3 - Mililani SpinFest @ Mililani HS - 6pm
April 16 - Radford Exhibition @ Radford HS - TBA
The staff is extremely excited to announce that Castle HS Winterguard is back and will be taking the floor for the 2016 season. After 3 days of learning dance, flag, rifle, and sabre routines, 11 students will be apart of the 2016 Castle HS Winterguard, the largest colorguard Castle HS has ever had. The guard will be performing in exhibition and competitions all over Oahu this spring. Come out and support the these amazing performers in their 2016 production titled “Villains!”
— Some fairy tales should have never been told. --
The winteguard is under the direction of Mr. Jimmy J Esquibel. Mr Esquibel would like to send a huge thank you to the Band Director Mr. Arnold Alconcel.