Winter Guard

The Anderson High School Winterguard

FlagsWelcome to the Anderson Winterguard Webpage.

What is Winterguard?

Winterguard is a competitive extension of the marching band color guard experience.  Often called the “sport of the arts,” Winterguard is one of the fastest growing activities in today’s high schools.  Bringing music to life in a competitive format, Winterguard is a high energy sport that requires skill in performance and visual arts, including dance, gymnastics, acrobatics, theater and equipment expertise.  Winterguards perform challenging choreography using equipment including flags, rifles, sabers and other props.  Unlike marching season, Winterguard music is recorded so 100% focus is on the performance of the Guard.  The Anderson Winterguard provides performance opportunities at competitions throughout the state from early November through late March. 


The Anderson High School Winterguard competes in the Scholastic A division of the Texas Color Guard Circuit (TCGC).


The Anderson High School Winterguard Director is Mr. William Henry.

Mr. Henry is from Frisco, Tx, and has taught the Anderson Dance Guard and has been the Director and choreographer for the award winning Anderson High School Winterguard since 2016. He has also served as an instructor and choreographer for the Round Rock High School Color Guard since 2013. Previously, he has directed the Brookwood High School (Alabama) Color Guard and choreographed for the Leander High School Marching Band, as well as teaching and consulting with groups around the area.

Mr. Henry received bachelors degrees in both Dance and Psychology from The University of Alabama. While attending UA, he studied modern, ballet, and jazz dance and was a member of Alabama Repertory Dance Theater (ARDT). Mr. Henry has a strong performance background and has performed as a member of The Cavaliers Drum and Bugle Corps, The Madison Scouts Drum and Bugle Corps, Paramount World Winterguard, and Cypress Independent Winterguard.

Email Mr. Henry at


Try-Outs: Try-outs for the Anderson Winterguard are held each fall.  Dates TBA.

Fees: The fees for Winterguard are applied toward the instructor costs, drill, staging/choreography, indoor tarp, and transportation to competitions.

Payment Schedule: November 30 – $175. January 30 – $200.  If you need an amended payment schedule, please contact Ms. Gonzalez at