Winter Guard shows are performed in a gymnasium on a tarp, using recorded music.
The season runs from late November to late March.

The 2018-19 season will mark a huge milestone for the Desert Vista guard program. In the winter of 2019, the Desert Vista Winter Guard will be competing at the Winter Guard International Championships in Dayton, OH.

With this opportunity, it is crucial our students are properly trained with the appropriate skill sets to adequately prepare them over the course of the next two seasons. The skill sets implemented in the summer are designed to improve our technical proficiency, thus allowing us to add to the degree of difficulty during the winter within our program.


At the start of the winter season, those basic skill sets are enhanced by increasing the level of difficulty. This allows those students who have put in the time over the summer and fall to continue being challenged with newer, more varied tasks in the winter as their level progresses.

We must make some policy changes to our program to ensure our students are given the best possible vehicle for success when we make our debut on the national stage.

As a result, the following changes will be made starting with the 2017-18 season:
​* The Desert Vista Guard is now considered a YEAR-ROUND program.
​* Winter Guard participants MUST march the prior fall season in the guard.


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