Somerville High School Winter Guard
About the Guard Groups
The Somerville High School Winter Guard is composed of two separate groups: the Scholastic World (SW) and the Scholastic Regional AA (SRAA), also known as the Performance Group (PG).
The World Class guard competes at the highest level of scholastic competition and competes in three circuits: MAIN (Mid-Atlantic Indoor Network), USBands and WGI (Winter Guard International).
We are two-time WGI WORLD CHAMPIONS (2012 Scholastic A and 2015 Scholastic Open). Watch performance here.
The SRAA Performance Group only competes in MAIN and USBands competitions and is for students who cannot commit to the demanding World Class schedule. It is also a place where students can continue to improve on their skills.
Competition schedules for both groups can be found below.
For up-to-date competition start times and scores, click on the buttons below to go directly to the MAIN Guards, USBands and WGI websites.
The Somerville High School Winter Guard Open Team performed at the CONTEMPORARY COLOR concerts held at Air Canada Center, Toronto, Canada, and at the Barclays Center, Brooklyn, NY in 2015. The SHS Winter Guard was also featured in the documentary “Contemporary Color,” a 2017 documentary on the concerts produced by David Byrne. View the film trailer here.
Thank you to David Byrne for spearheading this event to promote this sport of the arts – Winter Guard. We give a huge shout-out to Ad-Rock and Money Mark who made this event so much more memorable to the team.
Winter Guard in the News!
Somerville High School Winter Guard wins Gold at MAIN Championships (The Star-Ledger)
Somerville High School Winter Guard Competes in World Championships (The Alternative Press)
World Champion Somerville HS Winter Guard Hosts Jan. 22 Competition (The Alternative Press)
Somerville High School Winter Guard Wins World Title (The Courier News)
Somerville High School Winter Guard Crowned Scholastic A Champions (The Star-Ledger)
7 days of sweat. How a top N.J. team prepares for its last performance (The Star-Ledger)