Color Guard

High school students with a passion for color guard: You don’t want to miss the Music for All Summer Symposium. Music for All’s color guard curriculum provides time with leading instructors and immerses students in hands-on, experiential learning opportunities. The Symposium brings together the rock stars of color guard, the leadership in the marching arts activity of Bands of America, and Music for All’s mission to create positively life-changing experiences, in order to provide the ultimate learning environment.

Differentiated Instruction – The Color Guard division will offer different levels of instruction in both equipment and dance that will help students develop their skills at the level that best fits their needs. This learner-focused curriculum will help every camper come away feeling stronger and more confident!

Master Class Opportunity – Those campers who demonstrate a high level of performance and skill on all three pieces of equipment and dance may audition to participate in our Master Class. This fast-paced division of our Color Guard track will challenge the most seasoned of performers, and will provide opportunities for those students who have mastered the basic color guard and dance skills.

Join us at the Music for All Summer Symposium

June 24-29, 2019

Leadership Weekend: June 22-23

Ball State University

The Middle School Color Guard Track at the Music For All Summer Symposium offers a week-long, immersive camp experience for
middle school color guard students. Students will spend a fun, exciting, and educational week with expert instructors and fellow middle school campers from around the country. Designed from the ground up with the middle school student in mind, students will grow as spinners, dancers, performers, and individuals. Their experience will be positively life-changing!

The middle school color guard track is designed for students entering 7th and 8th grade who are relatively new to the color guard activity. Beginners and students with one season of experience are encouraged and welcome to attend.

Highlights include:
• Professional, student-centered faculty
• Daily instruction in flag and dance technique
• Leadership workshops
• Evening concerts including DCI Central Indiana Show
• Separate dining/dorm facilities for Middle School students
• 24-hour supervision by counselors/SWAG Team*
• Low student-to-counselor ratio
• A positive, caring environment to meet the needs of the middle school student
• Two FREE camp shirts for every student

Parents: Our middle school color guard camp coordinator, Susie Harloff, lives the mission every day, as a middle school guard director and also as a parent. We know you are looking for a safe environment for your child, with exceptional teaching from a distinguished faculty. You also are looking for value. The Music for All Summer Symposium provides lodging, meals, tuition, materials, teachers, and concerts for a reasonable cost that is far exceeded in value and impact.

Color Guard Division Faculty

Robbie Arnold

Lexis Winterguard
George Rogers Clark
Black Diamond Independent

Scott Beck

Still Elementary School
Powder Springs, GA

Shannon Clark

Lexis Winter Guard
University of Kentucky Marching Band
Tri-State Marching Arts Judges Association

Zach Dye

Juxtaposition Winter Guard
Northeastern HS
New Castle HS

Jessica Francis

Interplay Winter Guard
Jenison HS
Plymouth Canton HS

Danielle Geier

DSI Marketing
Waukesha North HS
Greendale HS

Susie Harloff

Division Head
Color Guard Division Coordinator,
Avon (IN) HS, Avon Cadet Guard,
Avon Winds, Plainfield (IN) HS, Franklin Central HS, Jefferson
Band of Blue, Lexis Winter Guard

Nathan Jennings

Lassiter HS
Paramount Winter Guard
Interplay Winter Guard

Jared Littleton

Seven Lakes HS
Spirit Independent
Bryan HS

Jay Logan

Grant County HS

Kelly Mitchell

West Potomac HS
Seven Lakes HS
Clovis HS
George Mason University
Onyx World

Ricardo Robinson

Braden River HS
Allatoona HS
Horizon Winds
Medellin Gran Banda

Derek Smith

Interplay Winter Guard
Jenison HS

Vincent Thomas

VT Dance
Onyx World

Bianca Wallace

Franklin Central HS
Legends Drum and Bugle Corp

What are students saying about Color Guard at America’s Camp?

Not only do I have new skills, I have a new outlook on life and the way I interact with it as well.

What I learned this past week I will bring home with me to my guard and hopefully inspire them!

This camp truly is life-changing, and my only regret is that I didn’t come sooner!

Parent/Booster Institute

Music for All’s parent/booster training and advocacy programs and resources are key elements in Music for All’s vision to be a catalyst to ensure that every child across America has the opportunity and access to participate in music making in his or her scholastic environment.

What Should Your Child Bring?

June weather in Indiana is often unpredictable. Historical averages for this area range from 60°F-90°F and often include high humidity. Please keep that in mind when packing for camp.

Staying in Touch with your Student

The Music for All Headquarters staff is unable to receive and deliver messages to students by phone, unless an emergency requires immediately delivery. If you wish to speak with your child during the week, plan your calling schedule before your child leaves home.

Supervision and Health Info

Your child’s safety is our utmost priority. While at camp, your child is required to attend all classes, meals, concerts, and nightly floor meetings, where attendance is taken.

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