Indoor percussion, guard post big scores at Keystone Oaks competition


Maddison Houser

The Baldwin indoor percussion and color guard competes with other schools around the area.

Dibya Ghimirey and Simran Rijal

Baldwin’s indoor percussion came in first and indoor guard came in second place during the Keystone Oaks TIA competition over the weekend. 

Indoor percussion’s winning score was 77.05. 

The show has multiple moments where the choreography involves the front ensemble. Not only did the entire indoor percussion team dominate this performance, but individual members also said they made personal strides.

“During the solo that takes place halfway through the show, we throw the cymbals and we catch them. I struggled a lot when it came to this, but I feel like I definitely improved this time around,” junior Abigail Pryke said. 

The indoor guard, meanwhile, took second with a score of 73.9. 

“We did really well. I think it was one of our better runs,” junior Julia Graham said.

The guard stayed together throughout the competition, only struggling a bit during the end. 

“It was okay, since we all got back together,” Graham said. 

For Graham, being a color guard member means being close to each of the performers because they practice and compete together. 

“It’s a lot of fun because we get to learn new work and meet new people,” Graham said. 

Both groups have a competition this weekend at Greater Latrobe and are preparing for TIA Championships, which will be held at Baldwin on April 29.