O2 Colorguard - Our story
In 2003, The O Foundation for the Arts formed a second color guard to be a sister unit of Onyx. The guard was known as Onyx A/Open from 2003-2008. During this time, Onyx A/Open earned finalist status in both the WGI Independent A & Open classes nearly every year.
Redefining itself, in 2009 the guard's name was changed to O2. Paving their own road, O2 began to cultivate their own identity and in 2009, O2 won the Bronze Medal in the WGI Independent A Class. In both 2010 and 2012, O2 won the WGI Open Class Gold Medal. O2 is a two-time WGI Independend World Finalist for the 2013 and 2014 seasons.
O2 is a co-ed color guard with members from all over the Midwest.