Mikayla Papp of Ventures demonstrates her favorite toss: the "45 angle toss with a butt roll underneath."
Music by Nelly Furtado ("Say It Right")
Les Éclipses Teaches Saber
Joëlle St-Jacques of Les Éclipses demonstrates (in French) how to perform a beautiful saber feature from the guard's 2015 program, "A Song For Kate."
Shenendehowa HS Teaches Flag
Samantha, Katie, Theresa, Kendra, and Emma of Shenendehowa HS demonstrate the "first two sets of 16" from the guard's moving flag feature!
Lucius Meets Shenendehowa HS
Jess and Holly of Lucius met their Contemporary Color team, Shenendehowa HS, at the WGI World Championships in Dayton, OH.
Mechanicsburg HS Teaches Rifle
Marianna Fernbaugh of Mechanicsburg HS demonstrates a rifle hit from the guard's 2015 program, "Every 40 seconds."
How To Dress Well Meets Mechanicsburg HS
Tom Krell of How To Dress Well met his Contemporary Color team, Mechanicsburg HS, at the WGI World Championships in Dayton, OH.
Emanon WG Teaches Flag
Breanna Ferenzi demonstrates a flag feature from Emanon Winter Guard's WGI 2015 program, "Beautiful Mechanical."
tUnE-yArDs Meets Emanon
Merrill Garbus of tUnE-yArDs met her Contemporary Color team, Emanon, at the WGI World Championships in Dayton, OH.
Somerville HS 2012 WGI Scholastic A Champions
Throwback to Somerville HS's 2012 WGI World Championships program, "Broken, Rise, Empowered."
Somerville HS Teaches Rifle
Somerville High School captains Marcus Henry and Mikayla Shamy demonstrate a rifle toss from their WGI 2015 program, "Unexpected Elevations."
Ad-Rock & Money Mark Meet Somerville High School
Ad-Rock & Money Mark met their Contemporary Color team, Somerville High School, at the WGI Eastern Regional Championships in West Long Branch, NJ.
Black Watch Flag Toss
Dev Hynes Meets Black Watch
Dev Hynes (aka Blood Orange) meets his Contemporary Color team, Black Watch, at the WGI Eastern Regional Championships in West Long Branch, NJ.
What is Contemporary Color?
What is this wacky event you've been hearing about? David Byrne and members of Alter Ego and Field of View try to explain!
Nico Muhly & Ira Glass Meet Alter Ego
Nico Muhly & Ira Glass travelled to West Long Branch, NJ in March to see their Contemporary Color team, Alter Ego, perform at the WGI Eastern Regional Championships. And then they met backstage.
Top of Emanon show
Ten of the country’s elite color guard teams—the flag-flipping, sequin-studded crème de la crème of the “sport of the arts”—sync steps with musical luminaries for a bacchanalia of beats, sabre-spinning, and glitter cannons.
David Byrne Presents: The How Music Works Playlist