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Where tradition and school spirit unite

Army Color Guard is a time-honored tradition. Color Guard is in charge of presenting, protecting and retrieving the colors that symbolize those who have fallen in the prevention of freedom and those who still fight for freedom today. Color Guard honors the long-time Army tradition of respecting the flag and the service through proper ceremony and procedures reverence. 

Guard members learn to expertly perform with colorful, spirit-themed flags and spin 39-inch symbolic rifles and sabers. Lumberjack ROTC students who train with rifles as part of the program get bonus practice in this military art. 

A part of the community

In addition to performing during halftime shows at action-packed SFA football games, the Color Guard marches with the Lumberjack Marching Band at parades and other fun community events, including commissioning, SFA commencements, football games, Special Olympics of Lufkin and Nacogdoches, and numerous other volunteer events.

Auditioning for Color Guard

Students interested in joining SFA’s Color Guard will need to attend Color Guard Audition Camp, a weekend-long camp held on the SFA campus. Previous dance experience or experience handling a rifle is not required to attend Color Guard Audition Camp. 

To learn more about auditioning for SFA Color Guard, contact Dr. Tamey Anglley, Lumberjack Marching Band director, at 936.468.4702 or

Required courses and time commitment

All students in SFA’s Color Guard are required to enroll in a two-credit elective class, MUP 136.002. The elective class meets Monday through Thursday from 4 to 5:30 p.m. In addition, the Color Guard meets one evening a week for rehearsals.



Department of Military Science – ROTC

709 E. College Street
Nacogdoches, Texas 75962

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 13059, SFA Station
Nacogdoches, Texas 75962