Howdie Damariz Serrano!


By Maria Gleason, Staff Writer

Damariz  Serrano is a sophomore on the color guard team at George Ranch.

The Wrangler: Why did you want to join color guard?

Serrano: I wanted to join Color Guard because it’s being a part of a team that sticks together and it’s pretty cool.

The Wrangler: How much time do you spend practicing?

Serrano: I would say we spend about 15 hours a week practicing.

The Wrangler: When did you start the team?

Serrano: I joined the team in 7th cadet guard.

The Wrangler: How do you feel about your routine?

Serrano: I love our routine  because it’s unique and sends an important message.

The Wrangler: What is your biggest challenge, and what do you do to manage this challenge?

Serrano: The biggest challenge is trying to achieve new skills. The newest one I’m learning is a triple flag toss with a roll under it. I manage by practicing the timing and the motion of it.

The Wrangler: What is your biggest accomplishment in color guard?

Serrano: My biggest achievement would be making saber line, the hardest weapon in guard, but the teams greatest accomplishment would be winning state.

The Wrangler: What was the best advice you were ever given?

Serrano: The best advice ever given to me would be our director, Beth Young, saying ” You don’t earn trophies on competition day, you earn then everyday during practice.”

The Wrangler: How do you manage your grades while doing color guard?

Serrano: I do my homework during any available time, even 15 minutes before practice.

The Wrangler: What advice would you give someone that wants to join color guard?

Serrano: It’s really fun and open to anyone. I joined with no experience and now I’m on varsity, so commitment goes a long way.

The Wrangler: Tell one interesting thing about color guard.

Serrano: One interesting thing about color guard is a fun game we play trying to see how many turns we can do under any toss.