The students who work with the flags, rifles, and sabers. They are an important part of the visual program, as they incorporate their flag routine and dance moves into the drill that the band proper marches.
a ceremonial escort for the (regimental) colors
(also colour guard) - 1.) The ceremonial escort for the flag, as of a country or organization. 2.) A country that you own that is in the way of something important (like a kill). For example, you attempt to kill a player when you realize that he or she has a few extra forces in OZ and you own Siam. Unfortunately, you have no forces to attack with in Siam, and you can't use your forces elsewhere to get into OZ. Thus, you set up a color guard for yourself.
Soldiers who are assigned to protect the color bearer and defend their colors.
Group of Girl Scouts tripping over each other while banging flag poles into door jambs.
Band members who perform with flags, rifles and saber. Called "auxiliary" at some competitions.
In the US military and other similar organizations, the Color guard carries the National Color and other flags appropriate to its position in the chain of command. Typically these include a unit flag and a departmental flag (Army, Navy, or Air Force). In addition to the flag bearers, who are positioned in the center of the Color guard, there are 2 individuals who carry rifles.
Modern color guard is a combination of military drill, also called marching, and the use of flags, sabers, mock rifles and other equipment, as well as dance and other interpretive movement. Traditional color guard first began during the English reign around the same time of the Civil War. A band would accompany the soldiers to play music to keep their spirits up and to keep them in beat.