Winterguard begins practicing in December and finishes with championships at the end of March. In the 2018-2019 season, they took third in their first competition and eighth in the next, with their show "Pushing Through, Part 2" (a continuation of last year's theme). Dealing with daily struggles, obstacles of life, persevering,and celebrating the fruits of your labor, the musical soundtrack, inspiring voice overs, costuming, and props are meticulously designed to convey the message, "Never give up...always push through!" Winterguard is an extracurricular team. It is open to all Marshall students, male or female, by audition. Honors received by the Winterguard include taking first place in their class and being named the Virginia Scholastic Regional A Champions at the Winter Guard International competition on March 4, 2017.