Allegiance A Winter Guard consists of co-ed youth between the ages of 14 and 22 from various communities throughout Illinois. This program is designed for the winter guard beginner who has already graduated from 8th grade and is ineligible for our Cadet program. Prospective members must be able to adhere to the schedule of practices and competitions, which occur between October and April. The Allegiance Color Guard handbook will be distributed upon acceptance to the program, along with dues information. If interested in our A Class Color Guard, please fill out our registration form for the upcoming 2022 - 2023 competition season!