November 16, 2017
The Colts are excited to announce their color guard team for the 2018 season. Led by Color Guard Caption Head Jade Bouza, the team brings with them a wide range of experience, including performing and instructing with various winter guards, drum corps, high school programs, and the Walt Disney Company.
"I'm very excited to bring this dream team to the Colts!" said Caption Head Jade Bouza. "I'm looking forward to continuing the growth and success of this colorguard alongside these fantastic educators."
Returning to the Colts this year will be Matt Winans and Nicole Younger. Matt will be the primary choeographer and designer for the color guard, teaching and writing dance, flag, and weapon work throughout the season. Matt is a teacher and colorguard designer and instructor with Flanagan High School Color Guard, Park Vista High School, and Stryke Winterguard, all based out of Southern Florida. Nicole will be designing and implementing choreography for the brass and percussion, in addition to her technician responsibilites. Nicole lives in the San Antonio, Texas area, and has been the color guard and winter guard director at Tomball High School for the past two years. She is also on staff with ATX Winterguard, Spirit Winterguard (University of Houston), and is the movement specialist for Monarch Independent World Percussion.
New to the Colts this year will be Carlos Escobar-Dyer, Tony Perez, Luke Babb, Francisco Vadillo, Mitchell Weber, Carlos Herrera, and Caitlin Kellar. They all are currently instructors in the Central and South Florida regions. Carlos and Caitlin are both on staff with the University of South Florida Winter Guard program. Luke and Francisco teach together at Timber Creek High School, working with both the color guard and winter guard programs. Tony is on staff at Newsome High School, along with Jade and Carlos, and has been with the program since 2012. Mitchell is the director of color guards at Wiregrass High School and was one of the founders of the independent winter guard organization, Tampa Independent.
You can view the full bios of the 2018 Colts color guard team here.
2018 Audition Information
The Colts will be hosting color guard auditions in Dubuque, Tampa, and Miami this year beginning Thanksgiving weekend. Students interested in auditioning for the 2018 Colts should click the JOIN! button at the top of the page for more information on how to sign up. To view the full 2018 audition schedule, you can click here.
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