The Blessed Sacrament Color Guard organization (affectionately referred to as “SAC”) is a not-for-profit, performance arts organization. SAC is devoted to providing its members with opportunities to develop skills in confidence building, communication, teamwork, and performance while emphasizing a sense of commitment through the pageantry arts.
An organization over 70 years strong, SAC traces its origin back to the 1930′s when a local parish all-female drill team formed a performance group in the Cambridgeport area of Cambridge, Massachusetts. This organization originally served as a summer activity outlet for youth in this urban neighborhood just outside of Boston. In the 1960′s, a winter competition unit was formed and when the drill team activity became dormant by the late 1970′s, the organizations focus shifted exclusively to winter competition.
The Blessed Sacrament World Guard is an 11-time Eastern Massachusetts World Class Champion. SAC has been a Winter Guard International (WGI) World Class competitor for 40 of WGI’s 41-year existence. The World Guard entered the elite top-15 of WGI World Championships Finalists in 1980 and has maintained that distinction for the last 40 consecutive seasons — an unprecedented, unmatched and historical accomplishment in the winter guard activity.