About Guard

With the immeasurable support of the Kamiak Performing Arts Boosters, Kamiak High School is proud to offer two Award-Winning Color Guard Programs!

Color Guard (Fall Guard) & Winter Guard
(All existing Kamiak High School Students and Kamiak Bound Middle School Students are eligible to participate.) 


Contact Us
Director of Guard:
Ms. Nicole Phillips

Color Guard Liaisons:
Ms. Laura Casement, Ms. Liza Hanses

Staff Technicians:
Michael MacFarlane
Shaun Segraves
Matthew Anders
Fall Guard

As part of the KHS Show Band the Color Guard competes in marching band competitions in Local. Regional and National Circuits. They also participate in parades--the Mukilteo Lighthouse Festival Parade in early September and of course the KHS Homecoming Parade are always on the yearly parade calendar.

While workshops and informal tryouts are held in late May, The Kamiak Color Guard will take anyone with dedication who is willing to work hard!  Our ensemble prides itself on taking anyone who wants to be a part of this award winning program!
Not only has our Color Guard program seen success with its continued growth but it has also enjoyed winning High Auxiliary/Color Guard in many of its competitions.

 The KHS Fall Color Guard Season typically begins with early rehearsals 2 nights a week in July followed by a 3-week Summer Camp the last 3 weeks of August.  Once school begins, after school rehearsals continue through September with Competitions taking place on the Saturdays in October.  The season typically ends with the NWAPA Championships the first weekend in November.
The Kamiak Color Guard performs with the Show Band at all Home Football Games at Goddard Stadium--usually 4-5/year.
​Winter Guard

The Kamiak High School Winter Guard teams host workshops in November and begin practices in early December.  They compete in the local NWPA (Northwest Pageantry Association) Circuit and the WGI Circuit.  The competitions are typically held in February through the last weekend in March.

The Varsity Winter Guard Team is comprised of High School students who are at the highest skill level of those participating in the KHS Winter Guard Program.  The Varsity team has competed nationally in the Scholastic A Class and locally in the Scholastic Open and A Class Divisions.
Varsity has also competed in WGI Regional Competitions.  In 2011 Winter Guard Members were regional finalists and made it to the World Championship semi-finals at WGI in Dayton, OH.  Varsity returned to WGI World Championships in 2014 as the only Washington State Guard competing in the Scholastic A Division and placed in the top 100 Guards in the World in Scholastic A.
The JV Winter Guard Team is comprised of students that range from first-time beginners to returning intermediate level Guard Members.