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 2023 Performance Schedule

Saturday, February 4, 2023

Polar Classic

Cleveland High School - Clayton, NC

Saturday, February 11, 2023

Golden Hawks Winter Showcase

Holly Springs High School - Holly Springs, NC

Saturday, February 25, 2023
WGI Charlotte
Northwestern High School - Rock Hill, SC

Saturday, March 4, 2023

Green Level Indoor Season Showcase

Green Level High School - Cary, NC

Saturday, March 11, 2023
Panther Creek Indoor Competition

Panther Creek High School - Cary, NC

Saturday, March 25, 2023

AIA Regional Championships

CROWN Coliseum - Fayetteville, NC

The Clayton High School Bands Color Guard has two performance seasons. In the fall, the Color Guard performs with the Clayton High School Marching Band. The Color Guard plays a significant role in the band's competition marching show, often serving to illustrate and act out the story told by the music.  

During the spring semester, the group becomes the Clayton High School Winter Guard. The performance season runs from January through April, and consists of indoor competitions which include schools from across the state of North Carolina.

Costumes are custom-designed each season and complement the music of the marching season show or indoor competition show. The Color Guard performances integrate flags, rifles, sabres, and other props into professionally choreographed routines incorporating dance and gymnastics movements. Auditions for the Clayton High School Color Guard for Marching Band and Winter Guard seasons are open to Clayton High School students in 9th-12th grades, and for current 8th grade middle school students currently districted to Clayton High School. Auditions for Marching Band Color Guard take place in the month of May, and Winter Guard auditions in the months of November & December. 

Benefits of joining CHS Bands Color Guard:

  • Perform at home football games and travel competitions
  • Meet new friends and become part of a great team
  • Learn leadership and teamwork skills
  • Develop talents working with guard props, including flags, rifles, and sabres
  • Compete locally, regionally, and nationally
  • Make memories that will last a lifetime
  • Have lots of fun!

All interested are welcome - no experience is necessary!

Have questions or want to learn more? Email the Clayton High School Bands program at for more information.

Watch our 2022 Winter Guard show below!



Clayton High School Bands

600 S. Fayetteville St.

​Clayton, NC 27520

Josef L. Massey, Director of Bands

(919) 553-4064, Ext. 1522

Winter Guard

2023 Winter Guard Instructors: 

Kristen Hatcher

Alexandra Sullivan



Clayton High School Band Boosters

PO Box 962

​Clayton, NC 27528