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McCallum Winter Guard Caps Stellar Inaugural Season

The McCallum High School Winter Guard capped off an impressive inaugural season with a second-place finish at the state championships March 25.

The team posted its highest score of the season by earning silver medals at the Texas Color Guard Circuit's State Championships at Hendrickson High School.

"We told them that this will be the last time they perform this show, forever," said Jeff Rudy, McCallum associate band director. "So make it a performance you will look back on fondly and enjoy this very special moment. It was certainly their strongest performance of the season."

During its competitive season, the Winter Guard took two third- , one second- , and one first-place award—not once finishing out of the medal round. 

"We are so happy for the girls and all they accomplished," Rudy said. "Kudos to Kirstie Geren on a fantastic season teaching the art of winter guard to our girls."

Winter Guard members bringing home medals were:

  • Seniors – Kaitlin Billiot, Erin Elliott, Devyn Maki, Autumn Potter and Summer Wheless
  • Juniors – Kasey Beck
  • Sophomore – Sydney Bunce, Emily Freeman, Claire Rudy and Helena Sandberg
  • Freshmen – Leah Beck and Clara Young