PDCMS Color Guard - Natl Champ in Dayton, Ohio

The Palm Desert Charter Middle School (PDCMS) Color Guard team is making history on April 7, 2022! Directed by the talented, Jose Pena, the PDCMS Varsity Color Guard team has qualified to compete in the 2022 Winter Guard International (WGI) Color Guard World Championships in Dayton, Ohio. This will mark the first time in WGI history that a Middle School will compete in the World Championships, competing against High Schools around the Country. The date of the WGI World Championships is April 7 – April 10, 2022 in Dayton, Ohio.

Two years ago, just prior to the Covid-19 shut down, the PDCMS Varsity team made history. At that time, the team was the only middle school in history to compete in a Winter Guard International (WGI) Regional competition, as they defeated 42 High Schools and won 2nd place!

The 2022 PDCMS Varsity Team is picking up where the 2020 team left off; recently competing in the San Diego WGI Regional Competition on March 5, 2022. PDCMS won 1st place at the San Diego Regional with a score of 84.49, beating 24 High Schools from California, Nevada and Utah by more than 3 points! Following their Regional win, PDCMS is currently ranked #13 in the Country in the Scholastic A Division, ranked #1 in the State of California and is the only Middle School competing against all High Schools.

The PDCMS Color Guard Varsity Team is comprised of 20 students from both 7th and 8th grade. The Color Guard program receives no funding from the school and all funds raised for the program are through fundraisers. Their goal is to raise $20,000 by March 31, 2022 to help support the 20 student athletes travel expenses for the World Championships in Dayton, Ohio on April 7, 2022.

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  • Mediatrix Bacareza
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  • Clifford Pearcy
    • $100 
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  • John Gramazio
    • $500 
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    • $300 
    • 2 yrs
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Joe Gill
Palm Desert, CA
Palm Desert Middle School Band Boosters
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