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Colorguard



Guard Designer / Caption Supervisor
Chris McCarthy

Caption Heads

Dr. Chelsea Toner, Ph.D.
Kevin Monteiro


Consultants

Beth & Chris Calhoun

Kim Booher

Choreographers
Tykeem Rainey
Paul Simondac
Michael James
Mikey Perkins


Instructional Staff

Jordan Openshaw

Chloe Uelman

Martell Pearson

Sarah Heath

Adara Joiner

Casey McCoy

Rachel Brown

Sarah Johnson

Kayla Umana

Cynthia Bernard

Kyle Guinn

Hannah Clark

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Chris McCarthy

Guard Designer / Caption Supervisor

Chris McCarthy is originally from Binghamton, NY, and has been immersed in the marching arts for over two decades now. He discovered his passion for color guard as he was entering middle school, which has led him down a path of performance, creativity and education.

Chris resides in Austin, TX, and has been Colorguard Director at McNeil High School since 2013. He is a Co-Founder and Executive Director of Origins Colorguard, and also serves as a freelance designer for a multitude of programs.

 

Under Chris' leadership, The McNeil High School Colorguard has made two appearances at WGI Open Class Finals, has earned several state medals, and has achieved numerous WGI regional finalist and championship titles. In 2019, Chris was recognized as the Texas Color Guard Circuit Director of the Year for his dedication and work to McNeil HS, an award that is nominated and voted on by peers and colleagues. Origins has been a consistent WGI finalist since their first season of competition in 2018, and has been ever growing and evolving since. In 2021, Origins fielded a second colorguard, and in 2024, the organization debuted their third. Chris has served as program designer and stager for the A and Open units since each of their inception, and is extremely grateful to create and work with such talented and knowledgeable staff members and performers. Outside of his home teams, Chris has been staging and writing for numerous ensembles since he was a teenager. He has produced band choreography, color guard choreography, marching band drill, winterguard staging, programming, and consultation to numerous clients across Texas and throughout the country. Some of his clients include: Cedar Park HS, Dripping Springs HS, Ronald Reagan HS, Cedar Ridge HS, and Cypress Woods HS.

 

Prior to Chris taking on his role at The Troopers, he served as Colorguard Co-Caption head and Choreographer at The Phantom Regiment in 2023. Before that, Chris has been in the role of designer, instructional staff, or choreographer at numerous programs. He served on guard staff with Pioneer in 2015, Genesis '16, '17, and '21, and The Crossmen from 2017 - 2020.

 

Outside of colorguard, Chris has an affection for nature, art and music. He loves a morning walk with his dog Charlie, and enjoying coffee with his friends. He believes that laughter truly IS the best medicine, and enjoys making human connections both in the realm of pageantry and out.

 

Chris is both ecstatic, and honored, to be given the opportunity to create for and lead the Troopers Colorguard.

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Dr. Chelsea Toner, Ph.D.

Caption Head

Chelsea Toner is a born and raised Austinite from Texas and has been involved with color guard since 2008, marching ATX Winterguard in Independent A class until 2015. During this time, Chelsea was also a color guard member of Crossmen Drum and Bugle Corps (2011-2014).

 

Since being an active performer in color guard, Chelsea has instructed many scholastic guards around Texas, such as McNeil High School (2013-2019) and Cedar Ridge High School (2017-2018). She just completed her 7th year with Origins Performing Arts, working recently with the World team as a lead technician. Origins has had three successful years in the World classification, having placed in Finals during every year at WGI Championships and they plan on attending Championships again for the 2025 season. Chelsea is beyond thrilled to be joining the Troopers Drum and Bugle Corps as the Colorguard Caption Head for the 2024 season!

 

Chelsea graduated from Texas State University with two bachelor's degrees in Biochemistry and Microbiology. She has since moved to Denver, CO where she completed her Ph.D. in Biochemistry at the University of Colorado at Boulder in Spring 2024. She currently is working as a Lecturer in both the Biochemistry and Chemistry Departments at the University of Colorado at Boulder. During her doctorate, Chelsea helped develop the Biochemistry Outreach program Science Community Outreach Program and Education (S.C.O.P.E.), which increases accessibility of science to underrepresented middle schools in the Boulder, CO area. Within S.C.O.P.E., Chelsea also helped to incorporate a board of directors, which increased experiences for other students within leadership, curriculum development, and funding.

 

Outside of work, Chelsea is usually hanging out with her partner and her dogs. Her dogs love to go out on hikes, play frisbee golf, or go mountain biking. When Chelsea isn’t spending time outside, she enjoys playing a wide variety of video games and is actively part of multiple Dungeons and Dragon campaigns. Overall, Chelsea strives to learn from all the experiences she has had the opportunity to access and to share the wealth of that knowledge as much as possible.

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Kevin Monteiro

Caption Head

Kevin's journey in the world of performing arts began in the quaint town of Deerfield Beach, FL, where he cultivated his musical talents as a French horn & Clarinet player in the school band. 

 

 In a quest for new experiences, Kevin ventured into the realm of drum corps during his junior year, making his debut with the Boston Crusaders in 2014 as a mellophone player. His senior year marked a milestone as part of the inaugural season of WGI winds, where with NOVA winds, he secured WGI Winds' first Scholastic A gold medal. Post-graduation, Kevin's passion for performance led him to explore the vibrant world of color guard, marching with esteemed winter guard organizations such as Premonition, Braddock Independent, Cypress Independent, Black Gold World, Spirit Independent World, and Origins World. Simultaneously, Kevin pursued his love for drum corps, completing a season with Carolina Crown in 2017, where they were awarded the prestigious Jim Ott Brass Performance award. His journey culminated with an unforgettable experience aging out with Phantom Regiment in 2018.

 

When Kevin moved to texas after his age-out he became assistant guard director at Klein Oak HS. Following Covid he then continued directing at Cypress Woods HS where he was able to get the team to become a BOA Regional Finalist, WGI regional finalist, and silver medalist just within 3 years. Kevin then returned back to Phantom Regiment to be part of the color guard staff during their 2023 season. 

 

 Now calling Georgetown, TX home, Kevin resides with his partner and their cherished dogs, Olafur, Leo, and Artie. In addition to his role as the current guard director at Hutto High School (GO HIPPOS!). Kevin serves as a lead technician for Origins Open while lending his expertise as a choreographer and consultant to various programs across the state of texas. Beyond his professional pursuits, Kevin finds joy in traveling and embarking on adventures with his partner, fueled by their love for coffee and wanderlust. Kevin is excited to take this next step and spend his summer with Troopers alongside his best friends.

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Beth & Chris Calhoun

Consultants

The wife and husband team of Beth and Chris Calhoun bring a long and broad history of pageantry instruction, design, and leadership to the Troopers!

 

Beth and Chris have been designing and instructing Drum Corps, Marching Band, and Winter Color Guard programs for most of their 40 years of marriage.  Their collaborations have led to dozens of WGI Finalist/Medalist awards, dozens of Mid-York Color Guard Circuit championships, and multiple New York State Field Band and Drum Corps Associates (DCA) championships.  For their contributions, Beth and Chris were inducted into the Mid-York Color Guard Circuit Hall of Fame in 2012, and the New York Field Band Conference Hall of Fame in 2019.

 

Separately, Beth served as a Weapons Tech for the Onyx Independent World Color Guard from 2001 - 2002, 2009 - 2015, and 2019.  One of Chris' Percussion sections achieved a Top Percussion Award at Bands of America, and he has adjudicated multiple marching band, winter percussion, and winter guard championship shows.  Chris is a recently-retired Executive from the Pharmaceutical industry.

 

The majority of designers and instructors today in the Mid-York Color Guard circuit were instructed by Beth during her career.  This includes our very own Guard Designer, Chris McCarthy!  Beth and Chris could not be more honored to support Chris and his staff, the membership of the Troopers, and the entire Troopers organization here in 2024!   

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Kim Booher

Consultant

Kim Booher, originally from Crestwood, KY, Kim began participating in color guard in high school. While attending college at Northern Kentucky University and earning her degree in Elementary Education, she began teaching various color guard programs in Ohio and Kentucky. For 15 years, Kim participated with the Onyx Winter Guard organization from Dayton, Ohio either as a marching member or a staff member. She also spent 5 summers as a staff member with Cincinnati Glory and Marion Glory Cadets Drum and Bugle Corps. Over the years, Kim has served as a color guard adjudicator for various marching band and winter guard events along with participating in the MEPA, Tri-State, and OIPA color guard circuits in various capacities. She continues to serve as a color guard clinician, designer, choreographer, and consultant.


Kim moved to San Antonio, TX in 2008 where she was the Color Guard Director at Judson High School for 9 years. She also spent 7 years as a staff member with Identity Winter Guard, the 2013 WGI IO World Champion from San Marcos, Texas. Kim has been the Color Guard Coordinator with the Texas State University Bobcat Marching Band since 2014, go Bobcats!

 

Since 2015, Kim has been serving as the Vice President of Color Guard for the Texas Color Guard Circuit. Kim is a past TCGC CG Task Force member and has served on many different committees for the circuit. From 2017-2020, Kim was the Color Guard Director at Winston Churchill HS from San Antonio, TX. In 2020, Kim became the Color Guard Director at DavenportHS for the schools’ opening year and joined the Color Guard staff at Ronald Reagan HS. Currently, she is the Director of Color Guard and Visual Ensemble at Ronald Reagan HS in San Antonio, TX. Kim is one of the Directors of Origins Open Color Guard from Austin, TX.

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Tykeem Rainey

Choreographer

Tykeem Rainey is an active choreographer and the guard co-director at Ronald Reagan High School in San Antonio, Tx. Tykeem was a member of the color guard at the Madison Scouts from 2008-2011. Upon aging out, Tykeem served as an intern and staff member from 2012-2014. During the off-season, Tykeem had the opportunity to march with Impact Independent from Northern Virginia, Virginia from 2008-2012 and won the WGI Independent A Gold Medal.

 

In 2014, Tykeem had the opportunity to perform in the Tony and Emmy Award Winning production, “BLAST!” that toured many prefectures throughout Japan. From 2015 to 2018, Tykeem performed and choreographed “Mix it Up,” a staged theme show located at Busch Gardens, in Williamsburg, Virginia. In the spring of 2017, Tykeem earned his bachelor’s degree (With Honors) in History (Concentration in Caribbean Slavery) from Virginia Commonwealth University located in Richmond, Virginia. 

 

Tykeem’s most recent summer was spent with the 2021 Madison Scouts Color Guard. Hebron High School, Cedar Park High School, Claudia Taylor Johnson High School, Davenport High School, Frenship High School, Origins Open, Origins World, George Mason World, and First Flight World.

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Paul Simondac

Choreographer

Paul went to East River High School from 2009-2013, and started colorguard his freshman year winter season and he also marched with Timber Creek High School Scholastic World in 2012. After high school he marched with Carolina Crown Drum and Bugle Corps from 2014-2016, and after aging out, taught at East River for a few years before marching with UCF Pegasus World in 2020 and 2022. Paul recently has choreographed for Northern Academy of Performing Arts in the United Kingdom, Reverie A in Atlanta, Georgia, and the Pacific Crest Drum and Bugle Corps.

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Michael James

Choreographer

Michael James, born and raised in St. Petersburg, Florida, graduated from the University of South Florida where he received a BA for Modern Dance Performance. After college, he performed in the American Stage Company’s “Shakespeare in the Park” Series for five seasons, as well as danced and choreographed for the Children’s Theater Tour.

 

Michael was a scholarship student at the Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival in Beckett, Massachusetts, where he studied under Linda Kent and Carolyn Adams. He also danced with The Men Dancers of Jacob’s Pillow International Touring Company, which allowed him to dance and teach in St. Petersburg, Russia. He was also a member of The Repertory Dance Theatre of Utah.

 

As a color guard designer and choreographer, he is currently working with Oviedo HS (SO), McNeil HS (SA), Sunlake HS (2019 Sch. A Silver Medalist) & ( 2022 Sch. Open Bronze Medalist), University of South Florida WG (2018 IA Finalist & 2022 Ind. Open Champion), Santa Clara Vanguard, Lowndes HS, and Oakridge HS (TX). He has worked with University HS - FL, Timber Creek HS - FL, Cypress Creek HS - FL, Seminole HS - FL, Tarpon Springs HS - FL, The Company Winter Colour Guard, Kennesaw Mountain HS (GA), Miamisburg HS (OH), Pope HS (GA), Center Grove HS (IN), and Northmont HS (OH). He’s also been on staff with The Cavaliers, Carolina Crown, The Cadets, Crossmen, Phantom Regiment, Madison Scouts, Mandarins, and The Magic of Orlando.

 

Michael’s choreography has also been viewed at Pleasure Island with the Pleasure Island Explosion Dancers, University of Central Florida’s Starlet Knights Danceline, Oracle Performance Ensemble, University of South Florida’s Herd of Thunder and winter guard, 1999’s Orlando Fringe Festival, and numerous other high schools and colleges around the country.

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Mikey Perkins

Choreographer

Never taking life too seriously is Mikey's mantra.
 

Never being confined creatively is how he lives his life.
 

He began his professional career as a graphic artist while living in Manhattan and worked in advertising. Soon, began collaborating with his sister and created one of the East Coast's most acclaimed dance studios, Perkins School of the Arts. With his love for graphic design, the performing arts evolved into a passion of his, creating visual works that placed the audience at the forefront. Mikey is executive Director of Phoenix Project Dance and collaborates in various venues including the Guggenheim Museum in Manhattan. His works have toured throughout North America and Europe. Mikey has always thrived working in new arenas, he has worked with the Madison Scouts and Boston Crusaders and has been a choreographer with Onyx since 2011. Currently, Mikey works for Susan Clark Interiors in Syracuse, New York as an interior designer and has taken his love for creativity into the home creating experiences not as performance, but in a space to live

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Jordan Openshaw

Instructor

Jordan Openshaw began spinning in middle school with the Cedar Park Middle School Color Guard in 2013. She continued growing her passion for the activity with the Cedar Park High School Color Guard from 2015 - 2019. From 2018 - 2020, Jordan expanded her color guard repertoire with the Crossmen Drum and Bugle Corp. In 2022, she finished her drum corp career with the Bluecoats. In the winter, she is happy to call Origins home! Jordan was a captain of Origins Winter Guard from 2020-2023, and joined the staff for the A and Open team the following season. 

As for work after high school, Jordan gained experience teaching as several programs in the central Texas area such as Cedar Park High School, Cedar Ridge High School, Lake Travis High School, and Veterans Memorial High School. Currently, she is the color guard director at Cedar Park High School. The Cedar Park Marching Band program is where her passion for this activity took off, and she loves to give back to her home team in any way she can. 

In her free time away from Color Guard, she enjoys spending time with her two cats, going on hikes, and creating art. She’s looking forward to having an incredible summer with the Troopers Color Guard! 

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Chloe Uelman

Instructor

Born and raised in New Braunfels, Texas, Chloe began her color guard journey in late 2015 at New Braunfels High School. During her time with the Unicorn Color Guard, she served as a Captain for three years and led her team to Guard Caption Awards, WGI Regional finalist appearances, and a TCGC State Finalist appearance. Academically, Chloe exited New Braunfels High School in 2020 as class Salutatorian, and she graduated in the Spring of 2023 from The University of Texas at Austin where she received her B.S. in Psychology with Highest Honors. Chloe marched Origins Colorguard in 2021 and 2022 and recently marched with the Phantom Regiment as a 2023 member of the Color Guard Leadership Team. 

 

Chloe currently resides in Austin, Texas where she is the Assistant Color Guard Director at McNeil High School and finishing her third year with the Maverick family. In her time with the Mav Guard, they have been consistent WGI regional finalists and earned the silver medal for Open Class at TCGC State Championships in 2022. This past winter guard season, Chloe had the pleasure of being on staff for Origins A. She has also been on technician staff at New Braunfels High School, Liberty High School, and Lake Travis High School. Additionally, Chloe assists in writing choreography for various high school programs. 

 

In her personal life, Chloe loves reading, listening to music, and cracking jokes with friends. She hopes to adopt a dog in the near future and experience more of the fun and activities the area has to offer.

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Martell Pearson

Instructor

Martell Pearson is from Pearl,Mississippi. Holding state championships medals in both colorguard and percussion. He began his colorguard career with Jones County Junior College in Ellisville,MS. He would also have performing stints with Hinds Community College, and The University of West Alabama.  Making his WGI debut as a performer with Lake Area Independent Martell would find that path to building and starting his own Independent program. As the Founder of Future Independent Winterguard Martell strives to provide every performer with the opportunity to grow and develop to the best of their ability. Martell is truly passionate about education and has started initiatives to help his fellow circuit members with the “Instructor Roundtable Series”. Completing his 13th year of teaching Martell has taught colorguard in Mississippi, Alabama and Louisiana. Martell consults and choreographs for many programs as well as Leading The Wayne County High School Colorguard program. When he does have spare time Martell loves to snuggle and Netflix with his Yorkie Jackson.

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Sarah Heath

Instructor

Sarah is originally from Binghamton, NY and has been involved with numerous successful programs as a member and instructor. In Sarah's earlier years, she performed with Spectrum Winterguard and would eventually march five consecutive seasons with the renowned Blessed Sacrament. On the field, she was a performer with the Syracuse Brigadiers and The Cadets Drum and Bugle Corps! After relocating to Texas in 2015, she appeared in WGI finals for a couple more seasons with Cypress Independent. Sarah has choreographed and taught numerous programs throughout central Texas, including Origins Open and McNeil HS in Austin.

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Adara Joiner

Instructor

Following her graduation from Klein Oak High School, Adara Joiner studied at Sam Houston State University for a B.S. in Health Care Administration and a minor in Dance. 

 

She is the Color Guard Director at Patricia E. Paetow High School in Katy, TX, and concurrently a technician and choreographer at Friendswood HS. Along with that, Adara choreographs for various color guards, indoor percussion groups, and marching bands throughout the Houston area. 

 

Adara has competed in the Scholastic A & Scholastic Opens classes in which she has obtained a gold medal and made Open Class finals in the annual Winter Guard International championships, respectively. Adara has performed with various Independent Winter Ensembles including Undaunted Open and Origins World, making Independent World Class finals.  Her World Class Drum Corps experience comes from her time with the Phantom Regiment, in which she served as captain in one of two years of membership. This summer, Adara will be teaching concurrently at the Blue Stars Drum and Bugle Corps on the Visual team as a Movement Specialist. 

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Casey McCoy

Instructor

Casey has been involved in the performing arts for over 20 years now; originally from New Hartford, NY he currently resides in East Rutherford, NJ.

 

Casey began his performance career in his high school program; while there he also performed with Syracuse Brigadiers Drum & Bugle Corp from Syracuse, NY. Upon graduating he went on to perform with the Empire Statesmen from Rochester, NY and later the Hawthorne Caballeros from Hawthorne, NJ - all DCA drum corps.

 

While he loves drum corp, his main passion came from the indoor arena where he has performed with various WGI finalist colorguards including Brigadiers Winterguard from Syracuse, NY, Spectrum Winterguard from Binghamton, NY and Alter Ego Colorguard from Trumbull, CT; he was also a member in David Byrne’s Live performance event turned documentary film titled “Contemporary Color” held in Toronto, ON and Brooklyn, NY; the film was eventually featured at the Tribeca Film Festival.

 

For the last 18 years, Casey has designed, teched and consulted with various high schools, independent programs and drum corps throughout the country; more recently West Milford HS (NJ) Mohonasen HS (NY), Origins (TX), McNeil HS (TX) Cadets2 (PA).

 

Outside of the performing arts, Casey can often be found hiking, traveling or spending time in Upstate NY with his family and friends. Professionally, Casey serves as Finance & Operations Manager for a luxury home furnishings wholesale company based in New Jersey.

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Rachel Brown

Instructor

Rachel Brown has been involved with the marching arts for over 15 years and loves to share her passion with others. She resides in upstate New York where she earned her Bachelor's degree in early childhood and childhood education at SUNY Geneseo. Working as a pre-kindergarten teacher in a four year old classroom, she enjoys guiding and mentoring children to help them become the best version of themselves.

 

Rachel began participating in the performing arts at age 5, taking dance classes at La Danse Workshop. Attending classes here through senior year of high school, she received instruction in a variety of styles including ballet, jazz, tap, acrobatics, lyrical, contemporary, and hip hop.

 

Rachel began her colorguard career at age 9. She was a member of the Gates-Chili and Patriots winterguards from 2010-2022. She continued on with Mayflower Winterguard in 2023, and AMP Winterguard in 2024. Rachel marched with the White Sabers from 2015-2018, Spirit of Altanta in 2019, and the Blue Stars in 2021 and 2022. During her second summer with the Blue Stars she served as a captain on the colorguard leadership team.

 

In the fall of 2019, Rachel began teaching colorguard and found a new love for the activity. She taught at Gates-Chili Winterguard for three years where she was a technician, choreographer, and show designer. Rachel is in her fourth year as a technician and choreographer with the White Sabers and her fifth year with Victor High School. Last summer, she had the privilege of working on the Blue Stars administrative team, where she learned what it truly takes to operate a drum corps from behind the scenes.

 

Rachel is excited to join Troopers guard staff this summer and work alongside so many talented individuals!

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Sarah Johnson

Instructor

Sarah started her Color Guard journey in 2008 and performed four years of high school marching band and winterguard. She then went on to perform with Identity Winterguard from San Marcos, TX, in both Open and World Class. She worked for Dripping Springs High School from 2013 to 2023 as a tech and director. During that time she was also a graphic artist for various groups around the state and country, including a stint as the art director at Winter Guard Tarps. After the 2023 winter season she left directing to start doing graphic design full-time. She has also continued to teach with other programs around Central Texas including Hays High School, Leander High School, and McNeil High School most recently.

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Kayla Umana

Instructor

Kayla Umana is from Houston, TX. She has been a part of the color guard community for 7 years. Her performance career began in 2016 by being a member of the Foster High School Color Guard in Richmond, TX through 2020. After high school, she started her Drum Corps journey in 2022-2023 with the Phantom Regiment. She is currently participating in her second season with Origins World Independent for winter guard.

 

Kayla started her teaching journey at Lamar Consolidated High School in Rosenberg, TX as a Color Guard director in 2021-2023. Fall of 2023 she took a position to be a staff member of the Jordan High School Color Guard in Katy, TX.

 

Outside the Color Guard World, Kayla has a love for nature, makeup, music, and art. She enjoys traveling and spending time with family and friends.

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Cynthia Bernard

Instructor

Cynthia's journey through the marching arts has been a vibrant tapestry of dedication and creativity. From her early performances with various organizations to her eventual transition to her true passion of teaching, she has donned many hats – technician, choreographer, designer, and director. Known for her versatile skills and unwavering commitment, Cynthia has earned her stripes in the community.

 

Her influence is undeniable, always pushing the envelope and infusing her expertise in sport psychology and leadership into the teams she joins. As she continues to shape the landscape of the marching arts, her legacy of innovation and inspiration remains a guiding light for performers and enthusiasts alike.

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Kyle Guinn

Instructor

Kyle Guinn is a performer and educator from Houston, TX, and he began his drum corps career with Phantom Regiment in 2019. He marched with Phantom from 2019-2022 and served as the head captain of the color guard in 22. Afterward, he aged out with the Blue Devils in 2023. During that time he marched with Origins Independent World in the winter from 2022-2024. Along with this, Kyle has had multiple performance opportunities with the University of Houston School of Dance including Dance Source Houston’s “Mind the Gap” and UH’s “Emerging Choreographers Showcase.” Currently, he is finishing up his last semester at UH for a degree in Communications and a minor in Dance. This is Kyle’s first year working with Troopers, and he is extremely excited for this upcoming summer.

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Hannah Clark

Instructor

Hannah Clark is an Illinois-native-turned-Colorado resident involved with color guard since 2013.

 

After dancing in her youth and finding color guard in high school, Hannah began her drum corps career in 2015. She spent three seasons with the Colt Cadets, where she was in leadership and was awarded the Color Guard Member of the Year in 2017. In 2018, she marched with the Troopers in their 60th anniversary season. Then in 2019, Hannah spent her first summer with the Phantom Regiment before aging out after three years as a Phantomette in 2021. 

 

Hannah is the former director of the Johnston HS Varsity Marching Band Color Guard program, where she spent four years building the program into one of Iowa’s top outdoor color guard ensembles. She also founded JHS’s Varsity Winter Guard. She continues to consult with the program on choreography and creative design. 

 

While attending Iowa State University to study Apparel Merchandising & Design, Hannah spent three years with the Cyclone Football Varsity Marching Band Color Guard on their weaponline and leadership team. During her time in Ames, she continued her flute performance with both the ISU concert and symphonic band.  Hannah also spent five years with Crossroads Indoor, Iowa’s only independent indoor program. There she performed with both the percussion and color guard ensembles as a featured visual soloist and then color guard captain.  

 

Hannah is thrilled to return to the Troopers on the color guard staff and is excited to work alongside a great team this summer.

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