IMO Winterguard

Not everyone knows what winterguard is all about, but Innovation Montessori Ocoee is working hard to put the activity on the map. Winterguard is much like your traditional color guard that performs in the fall with the high school band at halftime of football games.  Winterguard just takes the performance indoors and performs to recorded music instead of the live band. The IMO Winterguard is comprised of an extremely talented group of students.  The group learns dance, movement, and a variety of equipment including flags. Each season, winterguard learns a different routine with unique costumes and props.

This season, will be a part of the FFCC (Florida Federation of Colorguards Circuit). Participation includes performances across Central Florida

  • Meets Thursdays 3:30PM to 5:30PM
  • Open to students in grades 5th through 9th. Some dance experience is suggested, but not required
  • Fee: $325 (rehearsal clothing and cost of trip to finals in Daytona is not included)
  • Attendance at FFCC shows is mandatory – schedule is below
  • Rehearsal clothing: black leggings or shorts, and black top. Dance or athletic wear is strongly recommended
  • Some Saturday rehearsals will take place in November, December and January as we prepare for the competition season

Please note: in order to keep costs down this inaugural year, transportation to shows will not be provided by IMO (except for championships). We will assist with carpool opportunities.

FFCC Schedule and Performance Dates

January 2019

  • Saturday, January 19, 2019 FFCC Premier Show Central @Lyman High School | 865 S Ronald Reagan Blvd | Longwood, FL 32750

February 2019

  • Saturday, February 2, 2019 @Cypress Creek High School | 1101 Bear Crossing Drive | Orlando, FL 32824
  • Saturday, February 9, 2019 @Oviedo High School | 601 King Street | Oviedo, FL 32765

March 2019

  • Saturday, March 2, 2019 @University High School | 1000 West Rhode Island Avenue | Orange City, FL 32763
  • Saturday, March 9, 2018 @Innovation Montessori Ocoee | Arteco Festival
  • Friday, March 15, 2019 @Freedom High School | 2500 West Taft Vineland Road | Orlando, FL 32837

FFCC Championships

  • Friday, March 29 – Sunday, March 31, 2019 FFCC Championships @Daytona Beach Ocean Center | 101 N Atlantic Ave | Daytona Beach, FL 32118

Championships will take place on one of the days – most likely on Saturday, March 30. Based on our scheduled performance time and day, we will depart IMO via charter bus either the day before or the day of show and then return after the awards ceremony. Cost of trip will be announced soon.


Director and Artistic Design: Kristen Janke

Kristen is a teacher at Innovation Montessori High School


Visual Design/Staging: Michael Caruth

Michael is the Director of Bands at Innovation Montessori Ocoee and Music Enrichment Teacher


Technician/Choreographer: Suzanne Newland


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