Academy Winter Youth Guard
The Academy is excited to offer this great program for our 18th year of activity. This program is designed for elementary & middle school students, ages 5-14. This activity is a great way to prepare students for high school guard programs or marching bands by introducing such elements as marching & drill. In addition, students will learn basic color guard skills & how to perform them!

The Academy Winter Youth Guard (AWYG) program begins this year in January and continues to April. We plan to participate in the WGAZ circuit events in person with one performing team. Participants will be required to wear a mask in rehearsal. Mask wearing will be optional at performances.

Membership fees will be $275 and will cover the 2023 costume, show shirt, instruction, and equipment rental.

Rehearsal dates: Sunday, January 8 - Sunday, March 26, 2023
Rehearsal schedule: Sundays from 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Summit Academy, 1560 W. Summit Place, Chandler, AZ 85224

Performance Schedule:
February 18, 2023 at Desert Vista High School
February 25, 2023 at Casa Grande Union High School
March 3, 2023 Guard Focus Show at Gilbert High School
March 25, 2023 at Campo Verde High School
April 1, 2023 WGAZ Championships at Millennium High School

First meeting/Open House/Equipment Check Out/Practice will be held Sunday, January 8, 2023. Please note that this will be a full rehearsal that will span the entire scheduled time. All rehearsal etiquette, safety protocols, and parent information can be gathered on this day. This meeting is a MANDATORY and one parent/guardian must be at the meeting. Thanks so much!

Questions? Contact Jamie Warhus at
Summit Academy
1/8/2023 - 3/26/2023
Ages 5 - 14
Registration is no longer available
1st Sibling Discount10%
2nd Sibling Discount20%