The Honor Guard is not for everyone. Yes, it's nice to be in the group that
could be featured in television performances. And yes, some of the performance opportunities, such as Warriors' Day Parade
in Toronto, Canada can give members goose bumps from the reaction of those in our neighboring country.
To get there, though, takes a tremendous amount of dedication, both in practice and time commitment. While the Towpath
Volunteers do practice weekly and the Honor Guard has additional practices from time to time, these extra practices
usually increase but may increase prior to a performance. This is due to the difficulty of the music and possible
The Honor Guard is always on the lookout for potential new members. The traits being sought out in potential
member are dedication, time, and music skills. The music is challenging, harmonies crazy, but when it all comes
together it is a spectacular, unique sound and sight.
Like the Marine's slogan "Few Good Men", the same could be said about the Honor Guard.
How to join the Honor Guard
The Towpath Volunteers Honor Guard is currently an extension of the Towpath Volunteers Senior Corps.
As such, it is comprised of active Towpath Volunteers members who have a desire to learn and perform
more difficult music as well as marching and techniques. The group practices from 8:00 - 8:30 P.M.
Wednesday evenings, after the Senior Corps practice,
and often one additional night depending on members' schedules.
Please direct any question on joining or
the Towpath Volunteers Honor Guard to: