Above / 2017 Naperville Central High School Spirits (Photos courtesy Paul De Kruiff)

This weekend, the 2017 Naperville Central High School Spirits will compete in the Midwest Color Guard Circuit Championships in La Porte, Indiana.

The 18-member team will perform its show, “Paint It Black” (music by The Rolling Stones) against high schools from across the Midwest in the Sport of The Arts Scholastic A class.  

Last week the NCHS Spirits finished 14th in the Winter Guard International Power Regional competition in Bowling Green, Kentucky, besting 22 other high schools.

Color Guard is a combination of dance, music, movement, and equipment mastery that is judged subjectively and objectively.  The 2017 Spirits have been honing their show since this past October under the direction Danielle Beaton and Melissa Caster.

On Thursday evening, they performed their last time this season in Illinois in front of their biggest fans at Naperville Central, their family and friends!

We wish them good luck. Go, Redhawks!

—Paul De Kruiff for Positively Naperville
FYI: For more information about the history of the Midwest Color Guard Circuit, celebrating its 56th consecutive competitive season in 2017, visit midwestcolorguard.com.