From the Santa Clara Vanguard Web site: The Santa Clara Vanguard is proud to announce the introduction of an Independent World Winter Color Guard for the upcoming 2006 season. Under the direction of Dave Meikle, the color guard will be performing in the local California Color Guard Circuit (CCGC) as well as Winter Guard International (WGI). "This is a very exciting time for the organization," says Meikle. "We have been planning this project for quite awhile, and to see the World Guard come to existence is an extremely positive step for us." Auditions will be held Sept. 24 and 25, with a second audition weekend on Oct. 8 and 9. Please continue to check the SCV Web site for further information. Meanwhile, the Santa Clara Vanguard is currently taking applications to fill the position of fund development specialist. The primary role of the fund development specialist is to strengthen SCV's revenue generation capacity while developing and coordinating comprehensive corporate sponsorship and donor programs. Read more.