Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Watch the Olympic winter guard's winning performance

Today's Young Achievers page highlights three local, award-winning winter guard teams (Providence, South Mecklenburg and Olympic).

Winter guard teams incorporate dance with tossing and spinning flags, rifles and sabres.

The following is Olympic's performance of “Turning Pages,” by Sleeping at Last, which was featured in “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn” soundtrack. The team won second place in its division at the Carolina Indoor Performance Association championships.

The performance told how two lovers struggle to find the words to express themselves (see the "Dear Diary" and script written on the floor).

While most of the performance is meant to be sad, the ending is joyful because the lovers are finally able to say how much they love each other. The team’s director, Ahmez Nash, said the guard formed a big red heart on the floor at the end to show the love.