The winter guard ensemble offers rehearsal and instruction for beginning and intermediate level members of Cane Bay High School. Instruction includes movement basics, equipment basics on flag and sabre, performance observation and analysis and basic design and choreography. Winter guard is performed indoors, usually in a gymnasium or indoor arena and performs a choreographed show to recorded music. This group will travel to several competitions and perform several times between January and May. This group will meet as an after-school extra curricular extension of the Cane Bay High School Band program several days a week and membership is based on an audition held in early-mid November. There is a winter ensemble fee associated with participation in this group that goes to help cover the operating, design, instructional, travel, and other expenses associated with the development of an ensemble of this caliber.