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Get Inspired! Inspire Colorguard is Bakersfield's Finest Colorguard for Grades 4-8.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

The Last Two Practices Of August and Summer Are Here

Our last two practices for August and summer begin tomorrow at 6:30 PM at Maximum Velocity Studios on Fruitvale Ave.

Please be there since a certain someone is celebrating a special day and a party could break out at anytime during practice. Anytime!!!  " )  Don't ask who and what we might be celebrating. The secret is safe with me.

I will see you tomorrow. Don't forget to bring a friend or two or three.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Practice Tonight!

Tonight is the last rehearsal for July. 6:30 - 8 PM at Maximum Velocity Studio on Fruitvale Ave.

See you there!

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

July Practices Start

Don't forget: Practice tonight starting at 6:30. Bring a friend or two or three. See you there!

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Who's That Girl?

Wednesday's rehearsal was another success. We began work on the routine for competition. We are performing to The Jackson Five's "Dancing Machine". Don't forget to start looking for sequin parts for a costume.

What did we learn on Wednesday? We learned that 4th, 5th and 6th graders do not know who Madonna is. Lady Gaga yes. Madonna no. Go figure!

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Practice Tonight!

Just a reminder: Our second summer practice is tonight at 6:30 PM at Maximum Velocity Studio. Be there or be square. Bring a friend or two or three. See you there!

Thursday, June 16, 2011

First Summer Practice

Our first summer took place on Wednesday. It was a wonderful success. We had some familiar faces and some new ones too. It was a little warm but everyone was a trooper and made it through. We debuted our new rehearsal facilities (thank you Maximum Velocity!)and everyone was happy to see old friends and make new ones.

It is not too late to join the fun at Inspire. Our next rehearsal is Wednesday, June 29 @ 6:30. If you couldn't make it this Wednesday there is plenty of rehearsal time left this summer. So come on and get inspired!

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Summer Schedule

The summer schedule has finally been made. Please pardon the amount of time it has taken to get it together. It was crazy the last few weeks of school.
Without further ado here is the 2011 Inspire Color Guard schedule:

Wednesday, June 15 - 6:30 - 8:00 PM
Wednesday, June 29 - 6:30 - 8:00 PM
Wednesday, July 13 - 6:30 - 8:00 PM
Wednesday, July 27 - 6:30 - 8:00 PM
Wednesday, August 10 - 6:30 - 8:00 PM
Wednesday, August 17 - 6:30 - 8:00 PM

We will use the summer practices to prepare for a Sharp competition in the Los Angeles area followed by a fun day at the Santa Monica Pier in October 2011. These classes are open to all returning and new members. No experience is needed.

Summer cost is $25 per month.

Rehearsals will be held at the Maximum Velocity Studio located at 2459 Fruitvale Ave. #3. in Rosedale. Students should dress in cool, comfortable clothing and bring water to drink.

I hope I see everyone there because it is going to a fun time all around.

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Once A Dolphin, Always A Dolphin

You may ask where Inspire Colorguard get its origins from. We were once the Dolphins Colorguard which was a small piece of the Dolphins Dance and Cheer Club. Diane Overstreet, the Dolphin's owner, had a vision of expanding her studio and adding colorguard in 2003. Through recommendations from Cecilia Pulido, Leslie Aguilar was brought on to teach the Dolphins Colorguard.

With a song and a dream the first ever Dolphins Colorguard came to be. That first years colorguard had five members. They performed to Paula Abdul's "Forever Your Girl" and received silver medals at that year's PPAACC Championships. The DDCC Colorguard was on their way to building a legacy.

Over the next nine years, The Dolphins Colorguard has won numerous awards and medals. Through that time, Leslie Aguilar and Diane Overstreet has been at the helm.  In 2011, due to a waning economy and the need to spend more time with family, Diane decided to sell the Dolphins Studio. Leslie decided to keep the colorguard alive and continue the excellence that has always been the Dolphins Colorguard only under a different name; Inspire Colorguard. Diane will still be a part of the Inspire Colorguard team although in a slightly smaller role. 

Although we must change our name we will always be Dolphins at heart. Once a Dolphin, Always a Dolphin.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Welcome To Inspire Colorguard

This is the new blog for the Inspire Colorguard. This is the place for information regarding upcoming practices, performances and all things Inspire Colorguard.