Annual guard and percussion show will be held Saturday

Staff Writer
Echo Pilot

The 29th annual G-A Indoor Guard and Percussion Show will begin at 3 p.m. Saturday, March 4, in the Greencastle-Antrim High School gym. The doors and concession stand will open at 2 p.m.

The show kicks off with percussion units at 3 p.m., with percussion awards presented at 4:45 p.m.

The indoor guard competition starts around 6 p.m., with awards scheduled at 8:10 p.m.

Judging for the show will be provided by Keystone Indoor Drill Association (

Tickets are $8 for adults and $6 for students and senior citizens. Programs will be sold for $2 with the chance to win a door prize.

Host groups performing in exhibition on Saturday are:

Greencastle-Antrim Cadet Guard

The Greencastle-Antrim Cadet Guard will present “Move” by TobyMac. The guard consists of 19 students in fifth and sixth grades and instructional staff includes Ryan and Brooke Eberly and Cindy Leckron.

Greencastle-Antrim Middle School Percussion Ensemble

The Greencastle-Antrim Middle School Winter Percussion Ensemble’s show is entitled “Rock of Ages,” with music from Beethoven to Queen. The 2017 instructional staff includes show arranger Heather Nowell, Emily Keefer, and Brock Bricker, along with high school student assistant Lorrie Goodrich.

Greencastle-Antrim Winter Percussion Ensemble

The Greencastle-Antrim Winter Percussion Ensemble will perform “Proteus Rising.” Greek mythology cites Proteus as a prophetic old man of the sea and shepherd of the sea’s flocks, as well as the son of Poseidon, the God of the Sea. Proteus knew all things—past, present, and future—but disliked divulging what he knew. Those who wished to consult him had first to surprise and bind him during his noonday slumber. Even when caught he would try to escape by changing forms in order to keep cover. The word protean, one meaning of which is “changeable in shape or form,” is derived from Proteus. “Proteus Rising” is an original composition arranged by Mike Nevin, Aaron Griesser, and Terrell Smith. The 2017 instructional staff consists of Brock Bricker, Jeff Carty, Heather Nowell, and Emily Keefer.

Greencastle-Antrim White Guard

The Greencastle-Antrim White Guard program is “Wake Me Up,” with a musical mix of Avicii’s “Wake Me Up” and “Hey Brother” by Anthem Lights, featuring Gracie Schram. The guard consists of 15 members in grades 7 through 10. The show designer is Ryan Eberly, with instructors Brooke Eberly, Cindy Leckron, and Kieran Maher.

Greencastle-Antrim High School Blue Guard

The Greencastle-Antrim High School Blue Guard’s program “In Your Eyes” features music from Sara Bareilles and Peter Gabriel. The guard is celebrating its 30th year of competition and features 11 students in grades 9 to 12. Design and instructional staff includes Kelly Bouder, Jay Wetzel, Kieran Maher and Ryan Eberly. Music editing by Caleb Eberly with Live Sound Company.