The Academy Summer Youth Guard

Program Information

The Academy is excited to offer this great program designed for elementary and middle school students, ages 5-14. This activity is a great way to prepare students for high school guard programs or marching bands by introducing such elements as marching and drill. In addition, students will learn basic color guard skills and how to perform them!

The Academy Summer Youth Guard (SYG) program runs in June on Mondays and Thursdays from 4:00 – 6:30 PM. We plan to perform at our home show, Drum Corps International’s Drums Across the Desert at Mesa Community College on Monday, July 1.

Membership fees will be $200 and will cover the 2024 show shirt, instruction, and equipment rental.  Members will have access into the show to watch the other performances for free.

2024 Registration Here

Rehearsal Schedule & Location

Rehearsal Schedule: June 3, 6, 10, 13, 17, 20, 24, 27

Rehearsal Location: Summit Academy, 1560 W. Summit Place, Chandler, AZ 85224

July 1st, Drums Across the Desert, Mesa Community College, Mesa, AZ

First meeting/Open House/Equipment Check Out/Practice will be held Monday, June 3, 2024. Please note that this will be a full rehearsal that will span the entire scheduled time. All rehearsal etiquette, program details, and parent information can be gathered on this day. This meeting is MANDATORY and one parent/guardian must be in attendance.  Thanks so much!

Interested students should complete & submit the registration form online & submit the registration form online and contact Jamie Warhus (Program Director) with any questions:

Feel free to bring a friend and introduce them to the color guard activity! We look forward to seeing many familiar faces and meeting all our new members as well.

Register Today!