ETHS Guard and Winter Guard

The ETHS Color Guard program is an extension of the Wildkit Marching Band and usually involves 10-20 participants from grades 9-12.  The group accompanies and accentuates the Wildkit Marching Band during the fall season and then breaks off to pursue their own Winter Guard season from November through April.  Winter Guard competes in the Midwest Color Guard circuit and has also competed in WGI regional contests.

Meet Our Coaching Staff

Joshua DeGuzman, Head Coach

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Joshua is a Southern California native who grew up in the Ventura County area. He started his Color Guard career as a Sophomore in HS where he transitioned from playing Clarinet in the Marching Band to being a member of the Color Guard.  His passion for the Performing Arts quickly took off, advancing his skills not only in spinning but in dance as well.


In 2000 & 2001, he auditioned for the Tournament of Roses Honor Band & Color Guard and had the pleasure of being selected to march in the Rose Parade.  After he graduated, he began teaching at local HS’s in the area and joined a local Independent A Winter Guard called Allusion where his passion for Color Guard continued to grow.


Joshua’s World Class marching career started in 2003 with the Pacific Crest Drum and Bugle Corps until he aged out in 2005.  In 2004 he became a charter member of the Corona Winter Guard under the direction of Michael Shapiro and continued to march in 2006.  During his time between performing he instructed at several HS’s in the Southern California area.


In 2014, Joshua moved to Chicago to be closer to family and continued his Color Guard teaching career at Carl Sandburg HS and Lake Park HS.  He is currently a full time Color Guard instructor and is on staff at Lincoln Way Community HS, Prospect HS, and Buffalo Grove HS. 

Important Handouts

Please see below for some important handouts that will help inform and connect our group this season.

Winter Guard Interest Form

Please fill out this form so you can be added to our mailing list to receive more information!

Calendar & Logistics Document

Click on the above Google Sheet for an up to date schedule, official roster, and parent volunteer mechanism (click the tabs)

Information Meeting Handout

Click on the above link for a general information document outlining expectations, performances, a general rehearsal schedule, and information regarding fees for the season.

Winter Color Guard Handbook and Commitment Form

Click on the above link for a document outlining student expectations.  This will also serve as a conflict sheet so we can plan performances.