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Victor J. Andrew is currently looking for a new color guard director for the 2017 - 2018 season. The color guard director will assist the head band director in all aspects of the auxiliary unit. The individual should feel comfortable preparing exercises, techniques and routines suitable for all skill levels of students. The instructor will direct the unit within the Victor J. Andrew High School Marching Band, as well as the Winterguard program. Specific duties include:
Assist in adjudication of new student try-outs
Create a growth plan for the future recruitment and retainment for the program. [isl Prepare warm-up routines and technique exercises for the unit.
Be able to choreograph and assist with the visual package for the Marching Band including, but not limited to band choreography and props, etc.
Choreograph, arrange and implement routines and techniques for the current and future growth of the colorguard
Have the ability to blend all skill levels into one successful unit
Establish clear communication between yourself and member's parents and help organize their efforts (fundraising, prop building, etc) in support of the unit
Maintain clear communication and cooperative working relationships with band staff and be able to effectively communicate needs/wants for the unit
Be able to effectively create and manage a budget for the colorguard program
Have a depth of knowledge in design and creativity to field a Winterguard competitive show within both the local and national level
Extensive experience as a colorguard director and designer for marching band and/or drum corps.
Extensive experience as a member of colorguards or winterguards.
Must be available for band camp, rehearsals, football games and all contests.
If interested, please contact – Mark Iwinski, Director of Bands. Send resume and letter of interest to firstname.lastname@example.org
TF South High School in Lansing, IL is seeking an energetic and organized guard instructor for the 2017/2018 school year. TF South HS Marching Band competes in 4-5 marching shows each fall. In addition, the guard could field a competitive winterguard program.
The successful candidate should be available to host auditions this Spring and have experience in competitive colorguard (performing and/or teaching). Pay can be discussed based on experience. Band Camp is , . The guard also rehearses one evening a week from , and full band . nights from . In addition, the guard gets a full 55 minute class period each day to practice.
Michigan State University is seeking a Color Guard Professional to instruct the 36-person Spartan Marching Band (300 members in band) Color Guard for the 2017 fall season. One professional instructor is already "in place" to continue with assigned color guard teaching responsibilities. This new position seeks a team member who will lead the guard program and will be required to design work, implement a “basics and fundamentals program” as already established, work with drill design staff, music staff and directors, and to oversee all nuances of the color program as it fits in the overall structure of the MSU Spartan Marching Band. Extensive work with student leader development is required for the potential successful candidate.
Review of applications can begin immediately. Serious candidates may contact Professor John Madden (), Director of the MSU Spartan Marching Band for details related to timeline, salary, further expectations, and next steps in the search process.
MSU's "State of Art" Winter Guard is a separate ensemble, and is potentially part of this hire if the candidate is interested. Additional responsibilities involve cultivating strong alumni relations with former members of the SMB Color Guard. Candidates must provide a letter of interest, resume, 3 references, and current contact information.
For more information please see attached.