Published on Feb 08, 2024

As we dive headfirst into February, I hope this letter finds you filled with excitement for the upcoming performances. It's the moment we've all been preparing for, and I have every confidence that your dedication and hard work will shine through in your students' performances.


Before the curtain rises, I urge you to take a moment to review the February Checklist included in this email. It's a valuable resource to ensure you're fully prepared for what lies ahead.


Additionally, I'm thrilled to share with you an insightful video created by WGASC Board Member and judge, Greg Llacer, on "factored scoring." This short 5-minute video explains the 60/140 factored scoring system used in WGASC junior high, high school and A class guards. Understanding this scoring system is crucial for instructors and designers alike, as it emphasizes the importance of consistency and uniformity in skill application. 

Click here to learn more about the scoring system and factored scoring for the WGASC junior high, high school, and A classes. Thank you, Greg!

Remember, in these WGASC and A classes, the focus is on excellence and training! Save the risk-taking and advanced skills for the Open and World classes.


I understand that some of us may have faced challenges such as lost rehearsal time due to recent rain. I know this can be challenging, keep your head on straight and try to find creative ways to play catch up. Consider scheduling additional rehearsals, perhaps taking advantage of Presidents Day on the 19th when many schools are off. You’ve got this!

As we embark on this journey together, let's continue to inspire our students, nurture their talents, and strive for excellence in every performance.

Wishing you all the best as you lead your teams into Winter Guard 2024!

Happy February!

Rosie Queen

WGASC Instructor Education Director

Here is the February checklist…

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