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Winter Star Indoor Color Guard is an ensemble that provides performance opportunities in the pageantry arts as a program of A+ Education and Performing Arts, the parent organization of the Raiders Drum and Bugle Corps.

Winter Star performs and competes in the Mid-Atlantic Indoor Network (MAIN) throughout New Jersey and Pennsylvania as well as WGI in Independent Regional A Class. Membership is open to color guard performers of any experience level.

Audition Information

To find out about auditions for our 2022 season, send us your contact information. Our instructional staff will reach out to you as soon as possible.

About Winter Star

Winter Star was founded in the Fall of 2014 and began its first season as a competitive indoor color guard program in 2015. Winter Star competes in TIA, MAIN, and WGI circuits.

Winter guard is a visual interpretation of the musical selection with the performers using costumes, dance, movement and various pieces of equipment (flag, rifle, and sabre). Winter Star’s competitive season runs from January to early May, and practices begin mid-November.

Winter Star 2021

Daniella – Captain
Leanna – Captain
Victoria
Alyssa
Maria
Briahna
Dylan
Kaitlyn
Matt
Lorelei
Sarah
Tiana

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Accomplishments

Independent Regional A Gold Medalist
2020 WGI South Brunswick Regional

Independent Regional A Bronze Medalist
2019 WGI South Brunswick Regional

Independent Intermediate Finalist
2019 TIA Championships

Independent Regional A Bronze Medalist
2018 WGI South Brunswick Regional

Independent Intermediate Finalist
2018 TIA Championships

Independent Novice Finalist
2017 TIA Championships

Independent Novice Champions
2017 TIA Chapter 10

Independent Novice Bronze Medalist
2016 TIA Championships

Independent Novice Champions
2016 TIA Chapter 10

Meet the Staff

  • Jennifer Troxell
  • Rachel Godwin
  • Tara Giravasi

Jennifer's bio is coming soon!

Rachel has been involved in the colorguard world since 2007. She participated in both Marching Band and Winterguard at Hillsborough High School (NJ), where she was guard captain in her junior and senior years receiving instruction from many influential people in the marching arts.

During high school, she was also a member of the Hawthorne Caballeros Drum Corps for the 2010 season. After graduation, Rachel attended the University of Massachusetts and was a member of the Minuteman Marching Band color guard, performing at Bands of America Grand Nationals in Indianapolis. When in Massachusetts she also competed as a member of Blessed Sacrament World Guard for the 2012 season.

Returning to New Jersey, she joined the Raiders Drum and Bugle Corps, competing with them for the 2012 and 2013 seasons. In 2012, Rachel also spent a season with Emanon World Winterguard, she was also a member of the Cadets 2 Drum and Bugle Corps for two seasons.

In addition to working with Winter Star, Rachel has returned to Hillsborough to instruct their guard. Rachel believes that color guard is so much more than just flags on a field/floor; it’s a way for people to express themselves, from the designer to the performer.

Tara's bio is coming soon!

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