Yukon winter guard ready for season’s first contest

33 Yukon students head to Choctaw for season's first contest

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Bethany Hullet performs during Yukon High School’s varsity winter guard parent preview, held last week. Yukon’s three guard teams will compete Saturday, Feb. 19 in Choctaw. (Photo by Traci Chapman)

By Traci Chapman
Contributing Writer

Thirty-three Yukon winter guard students head to Choctaw for their first contest of the season, a season that was temporarily derailed due to weather issues, but which is now on full steam ahead.

Those guard members – split among varsity, junior varsity and middle school teams – were first set to perform during a Winter Guard and Percussion of Oklahoma contest set for Feb. 5 at Yukon High School.

While weather caused that contest’s cancellation, teams were able to provide a Feb. 10 behind-the-scenes preview of their programs.

“Everyone is very excited to be going to Choctaw and taking part in our first official contest,” director Hailie Eaves said last week. “We were disappointed the first contest was canceled but unfortunately that’s just something that can happen.”

Yukon Middle School kicks off the Saturday, Feb. 19 Choctaw contest, performing at noon; JV is set to compete at 3:28 p.m. and varsity is scheduled to take the floor at 5:07 p.m.