After three weeks of countless drop spins and chaînés, the Aztec Color Guard successfully completed Guard and Band Camp! We strengthened our skills not only in dance and equipment, but also in our personal lives. As Coach Michele reminded us at the start of the camp, the staff members want the Aztec Color Guard experience "to not only make you better performers but also better people." This year, different resource centers from San Diego State University directed workshops throughout camp. These sessions ranged from introducing the resources we have on campus, differentiating different personality and conflict styles, and educating us on inclusive language and behavior. The following are some of the centers that visited us:
- Counseling and Psychology Services
- Health and Wellness Promotion
- Pride Center
- Student Life and Leadership
- Women's Resource Center
We additionally had fun by dressing up for classic camp activities -- ourtheme days! Can you guess when we wore pink? On Wednesday, of course! We dressed up in Disney outfits one day and SDSU gear on another. We also tested our puzzle-solving skills in a game of Human Knot. After adding fun activities and resource workshops to the camp, we are stronger than we were at the start of our summer rehearsals. As both the community college and SDSU students attend classes once again, we can't wait to perform in our first football game on September 2nd, also the notable KGB SkyShow! We will see you in the stands!