OC Panther Color Guard

Seeking New Members!

Make friends, dance, perform travel and earn fine arts and PE credit at the same time!


The O’Connor H.S. Panther Guard is one of the sections of our band program. During the fall season our colorguard performs at football games, travels to competitions, and attends spirit events with the band.

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Once the marching season is over the guard transitions to winterguard. Here our group performs and competes all over Texas in the Texas Color Guard circuit, or TCGC.

In our program members learn various skills such as spinning equipment, dance, team work and dedication. Our education staff cares deeply about the development of each and every student. Absolutely NO EXPERIENCE IS NECESSARY to join our group!


If you are interested in joining, please fill out this google form: 

If you have any questions please email our guard director Mr. Z at oconnorpantherguard@gmail.com.

Zach Crist
Colorguard Director

Zachary Crist comes to us from the Austin area, where he has taught at all levels. Zach began doing color guard in 2005 in Lorena, Texas. He has taught colorguard and winterguard across the area, as well as in New York and Arizona. Zach has many years of experience with equipment as well as competitive dance. He has taught at the Connally High School, LBJ High School and has been a consultant for many color guard groups across the state of Texas. Zach marched in the US Army All-American Marching Band,later becoming Operations manager for the program. He also was a part of Redemption and ATX Winterguard programs, where they were a WGI Independent A Class Finalists. Zach also is a former member of the Drum Corps International World Class Finalists Santa Clara Vanguard Colorguard. Zach is currently lead guard tech for The Guardians Drum and Bugle Corps and the US All-American Marching Band.

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