September 5, 2019
The Colts are proud to announce their 2020 visual team. Returning for his third year as visual designer will be Richard Hinshaw. Also returning for his third year as visual cosultant will be Daniel Wiles. Joining the Colts is Jack Borland as visual caption head and Fernando Rodriguez as color guard caption head.
"Our members are in for quite a treat!" said Colts Director Vicki MacFarlane. "We’ve all enjoyed the strengths Richard and Daniel have shared with us the past few years. Jack and Fernando are new faces to many of our members, yet they have familiarity with many in our organization. I’m proud of how they round out our design and educational teams and the continuity this allows the corps as a whole.""
"I'm looking forward to continuing to work with Richard and Daniel in 2020, and also adding in the talents of Fernando and Jack," said Program Coordinator Don Click. "Their prior experience working with many of our designers will bring us a lot of strengths and allow us to continue to grow."
Jack Borland is an active visual instructor and choreographer who currently resides in Nashville, Tennessee. As a performer, Jack was a member of the Colts cymbal line from 2005 to 2007. As an instuctor, Jack has worked at several drum corps and indoor groups, most recently Spirit of Atlanta Drum & Bugle Corps and Music City Mystique. During his time as an instructor, he has been charged with largely overseeing the visual instruction of the battery percussion, and also with creating and choreographing the movement packages for the full ensembles. Read Jack's full bio here.
“As an alumnus of the organization, I could not be more thrilled to be coming home to work with the Colts," said Jack. "This corps shaped me as a person in many ways, and I am eager for the opportunity to return and collaborate with a team of such established and enthusiastic instructors, many of whom are close friends. It feels great to be part of the Red Team once again!”
Fernando Rodriguez has been active as a performer, educator, and designer for color guards for over a decade. In 2015, he became the color guard director at Clear Brook High School in Friendswood, Texas. During his tenure, his color guards, and the marching band, have been recognized as three time Texas Color Guard Circuit State Champion, a UIL State Marching contest qualifier, and a BOA Regional finalist. From 2015 to 2019, Fernando also served on the staff for Cypress Independent Color Guard from Houston, Texas. Read Fernando's full bio here.
"I'm very excited to be joining the Colts," said Fernando. "We all have a lot of strengths and I'm looking forward to creating an amazing program with this wonderful team."
Richard Hinshaw is a visual designer and music educator with 25 years of experience in the marching arts. Richard is currently the drill designer and lead visual instructor for the Avon High School Marching Black & Gold as well as The Cavaliers Drum & Bugle Corps. Richard has also worked with several WGI color guard and percussion ensembles in all competitive classes. Currently, he is the visual designer for Monarch Independent Percussion, WGI PIO Finalists in 2016 and WGI PIW Finalists in 2017, 2018, and 2019. Read Richard's full bio here.
Daniel Wiles has been teaching for over 30 years in the world of pageantry, and has been involved in drum corps and color guard since as early as he can remember. For the last 20 years, he has been the visual coordinator, program coordinator, and color guard director for Avon High School in Avon, Indiana. Daniel is also entering his fifth season as artistic director for The Cavaliers Drum & Bugle Corps. In 2019, Daniel was honored to be elected into the WGI Hall of Fame! Read Daniel's full bio here.
2020 Audition Information
Make plans to audition and become a member of the 2020 Colts! Audition weekends will be November 22 - 24 and December 27 - 29 in Dubuque, Iowa, with more dates and locations being released soon. To be sure you learn about audition dates, locations, and materials as soon as they are available, please submit an Information Request to be added to the Colts mailing list.
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