A Day With A Winter Guard

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Feb. 26, 2017 — Amber Roberson, a member of the Boston University Winter Guard, rests during a practice on campus in Boston, MA, Sunday morning before leaving for a competition in Tewksbury, MA. The team performed a dance routine using silk flags and wooden rifles. Photo by Clairissa Baker.

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Feb. 26, 2017 — Frances Graff (front) jokes with another Boston University Winter Guard team member as Kelly Francoise helps Frances fix her hair for a competition in Tewksbury, MA, Sunday afternoon. The competition was held at the high school in Tewksbury, and the team had a designated classroom to get ready in. Photo by Clairissa Baker.

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Feb. 26, 2017 — Boston University Winter Guard members Amber Roberson (from left), Aaryn Clerk, Brittanie Beatrice, and Frances Graff eat lunch before a competition in Tewksbury, MA, Sunday afternoon. The team started rehearsing their dance routine, which also uses flags and wooden rifles, at 8 a.m. and only had time for short 30-minute lunch break. Photo by Clairissa Baker.

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Feb. 26, 2017 — The Boston University Winter Guard practices in a gym in Boston, MA, early Sunday morning before leaving for a competition. Adriana Antezana (from front), Meghan Kirschbaum, and Frances Graff practice spinning flags on the floor before practicing the whole show set. Photo by Clairissa Baker.

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Feb. 26, 2017 — Brittanie Beatrice (from left) and Nikki Singleton complete a set from the Boston University Winter Guard’s show in Tewksbury, MA, Sunday afternoon. The group spent more than 10 hours on Sunday getting ready for and participating in the show. Photo by Clairissa Baker.

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