This weekend, Spintronix Color Guard from Mountain View earned their second state championship title in Willard, MO. It was a close finish with a score of 77.36, only 0.73 over the runner up Bearcats Winter Guard from Northwest Missouri State University. “I’ve said all season that this is the best team we’ve ever assembled,” says Jackie Brown, founder and executive director of the Spintronix non-profit organization. “I think our show hit close to home with many of the judges, and it definitely did with the audience because you could just see it on their faces.”  The championship performance will soon be available to watch on the SpintronixGuard YouTube channel. With their eighth season wrapped up, the staff is already planning and looking forward to next year. Instructor Anna Carter of West Plains took to Instagram following the performance to post “I can’t wait to see what the future holds for all of our performers!”
For anyone interested in learning how to do color guard or auditioning for next year’s team, Spintronix is hosting several educational events coming up soon:
April 21 in Mountain View, MO
April 28 in Sullivan, MO
May 19 in Mountain View, MO
June 9 in Limon, CO
Summer camp is June 18-22 in Fayette, MO.
Auditions for the 2019 competition team begin October 7th.
Visit our website for more information and to register
Group Photo: Staff and performers of Spintronix Color Guard showing off their gold medals at state championships on Saturday.
Back row L to R: Instructor Anna Carter, Shandon Gross, Stephanie Watson (all of West Plains), Emma Bise (Willow Springs), Dakota Patton (West Plains), Bethany DeShazo (Imboden, AR), Samantha Huffman (West Plains), Sarah Campbell (Mountain View), Cheyenne Robison, Amber Kerley (both of West Plains), Carol Smith (Lebanon), Emily Schnurbusch (West Plains), Danielle Powers (Lebanon), and Hannah Siers (Salem).
Front row L to R: Director Jackie Brown (Mountain View) and her dog Sasha, Corey Rogers (Mountain View), Kristen Pike (Salem), Sherra Vanderstine (Ava), Alicia Bond Cernetisch (Mountain View), instructor Megan Uminn (West Plains), and instructor Merideth Stoecker (Kansas City).

Action Photo (courtesy B. Johnson Photography of Kansas City): Eight-year Spintronix member Alici Bond Cernetisch throws her rifle in her final performance with the team since she has reached the top age limit.