Joey Powell is currently the Guard Caption Supervisor for Carolina Crown. He is an alumnus of Crown, having performed in the guard from 2006 through 2009. He is currently the Director of Color Guards and Science Instructional Specialist at James Bowie High School of Arlington, Texas. He has been working in the Austin independent School District for 4 years teaching both color guard and biological and life sciences.
Since joining Bowie in 2012, the color guard ensembles have seen tremendous growth, receiving several national and local awards. The Varsity team is currently a five-time state champion, a two-time Winter Guard International finalist in Open Class, and most recently a top 5 World Class Finalist. The JV Team has been a finalist in Winter Guard International Austin Regional the past three years, while winning their class each year. They also are a two-time state champion for the Texas Color Guard Circuit.
Joey started his color guard teaching career at West Johnston High School for the Johnston County School District from 2007-2012. While teaching West Johnston, the Color Guard was the 2010 Scholastic Open Champion and Scholastic World Finalist in 2011.
Joey Powell has been involved in the Drum Corps and Winter Guard activity for over 10 years as a performer and teacher. His teaching experience most recently has been with The Santa Clara Vanguard (2012-2016) and Carolina Crown (2010-2012). Joey has also been on the teaching teams for The Crossmen, First Flight Independent World, Mechanicsburg Scholastic World, Braddock Independent World, Black Gold Independent World, and several High School programs in the country. He will also be joining the Paramount Team for the 2016-17 Winter Guard Season.