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he Ola HS Winter Guard is excited to announce our 2020 program, “… and the Bean Stalk”.

The journey to the top of the stalk is much like our journey through life’s many obstacles. In this year’s production, we explore the strife, wonder, and sense of magic felt when we overcome our greatest challenges.

The Ola Winter Guard is under the direction of Mason Barnes, with artistic direction by Travis Chiles. Additional design and technical instruction provided by: Emma Barfield, Jordan Mower, Michael O’Neil, Emma Boyce, and Zac Barber.

Our 2019 program is set to a series of pieces including “Messenger” and “Outside” by Helen Jane Long with “Free the Mind” by Jóhann Jóhanssonn.

Soundtrack, set, and flag design is by Travis Chiles. Flags and floors are printed by BandToday.

Costume design is by Jennifer Leslie and constructed by ColorGarb.

The Ola Winter Guard will be performing at SAPA circuit contests as well as the WGI Charlotte and WGI Orlando regionals. They will conclude their season at WGI World Championships.

The Ola Marching Band received high praise after their final competitive performance of "True North" this past weekend in Milton, Georgia. Winning overall visual, music, percussion, general effect and the "most entertaining" award, Ola was recognized as the GRAND CHAMPION!

Though the competitive season is finished you can still catch "True North" one last time Friday, November 8th. Make arrangements to celebrate the 2019 marching band seniors for their final performance!

Congratulations to our THREE students who will be passing onto the next round of Jazz All-State auditions: Matthias Carfagno, Grant Sheffield and Jordyn Coleman.

You folks are awesome!