ACU’s Color Guard will have their second annual Spin Clinic to raise funds for their upcoming Winter Guard season.
The Sping Clinic will take place at 2 p.m. on Nov. 2 at the Williams Performing Arts Center. The event is open to everyone in the community and ACU students get in with a student discount.
The Spin Clinic is a fundraising event which allows the team to raise funds for the upcoming spring season. The event will also provide knowledge to those who are in attendance and wish to learn more about the sport.
Co-captain Caitlin Wade, a senior education major from San Diego, California, says that the event is more than learning what Color Guard is, but a time for bonding with students and citizens in the community.
“We want people to come out and have a good time with us,” Wade said. “It’s not about how good you are at spinning a huge metal pole, it’s about bonding and spending time with people who share the same interests as you.”
Visitors will have the option of joining a number of classes that cater to their experience by offering beginner and advanced classes. Guests will also be able to learn how to spin different pieces of equipment such as wooden rifles, sabers, and flags.
The event will be led entirely by the members of the organization. Each team member will be involved with helping teach classes by writing and leading choreography.
“Everyone in Winter Guard will be involved in some way,” Wade said. “We’re all working together to help people get out of their comfort zones and tap into their hidden potential.”
Captain Alan Torres, a junior psychology major from El Paso, Texas, said the team welcomes all in hopes of spreading the love and unity that flows within the program.
“This organization is a very close family that spreads the love for this program together. We love each other and help each other walk through the path that God has for us,” Torres said. “We are a close family and treat each other as though we’ve known each other our whole lives.”
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