Cardinal Guard is an outstanding group of precision flags and rifles. Any student of Southport High School is eligible to join if he/she can meet the requirements set forth by the music department. Auditions are held each spring. This group performs at all marching band appearances plus other musical activities and competitions. Attendance is required at all rehearsals and public performances. This group must also participate in the summer band program. An award will be presented to all members who have completed three full years. Letter winners must also participate for their fourth year to retain the letter. The letter remains the property of the school until graduation and can only be sewn to a department approved white sweater or jacket.