The Academy Winter Youth Guard
2024 Season Info


The Academy is excited to offer this great program for our 19th year of activity. This program is designed for elementary & 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 & drill. In addition, students will learn basic color guard skills & how to perform them!

The Academy Winter Youth Guard (AWYG) program begins this year in January and continues to April.  We plan to participate in the WGAZ circuit events with one performing team.  

Membership fees will be $275 and will cover the 2024 costume, show shirt, instruction, and equipment rental. 

Register here

Season Schedule

First meeting/Open House/Equipment Check Out/Practice will be held Sunday, January 7, 2024. Please note that this will be a full rehearsal that will span the entire scheduled time. All rehearsal etiquette, safety protocols, and parent information can be gathered on this day. This meeting is a MANDATORY and one parent/guardian must be at the meeting. Thanks so much!

Rehearsal dates:  Sunday, January 7 – Sunday, March 24, 2024
Rehearsal schedule:  Sundays from 12:30 pm – 3:00 pm 
Location: Summit Academy, 1560 W. Summit Place, Chandler, AZ 85224

Performance Schedule:
February 17, 2024 at Corona del Sol High School 
March 8, 2024 Jr. Guard Focus Show at Desert Vista High School
March 16, 2024 at Basha High School
March 23, 2024 at Buckeye High School
April 6, 2024 WGAZ Championships at Millennium High School

Questions? Contact Jamie Warhus at