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Welcome To Color Guard

What is the Difference between Fall and Winter Guard?

Fall color guard performs outside with the Marching Band during halftime at football games and various competitions against other Marching Bands.  Winter guard teams perform inside, in a gym, on a tarp, against other winter guard teams.

Make sure to download Remind app from App store to have current communication with the team leaders.

Meet Your Color Guard Instructors
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Kassie Pierson - Director

I currently work as a part time Administrative Assistant for a Commercial Real Estate Company, as well as being a full time student currently enrolled at Elmhurst University. I started my time as a color guard performer when I was in junior high by participating in the Carl Sandburg junior high night performance. I continued color guard all the way through high school and ended up being a part of the Andrew Winter Guard team in my senior year of high school. In 2018, once I had graduated I was asked to join the staff as a tech, in 2020 I was asked to take over the director position. Now I share my love for color guard with others!

Sara Janik Serratore - Tech

Sara attended Reavis High School and was a member of the color guard for 4 years (captain 1 year) and the winter guard for 3 years (captain 1 year).  Reavis, her high school, was the Midwest Color Guard Circuit Champions in Class A in 1994.  Sara also played the clarinet from 4th grade through college.  Sara performed with independent winter guards in 1997 and 1998.  Sara attended NIU and GSU and received my Bachelor’s degree.  Sara has been a Real Estate Appraiser (General Certified) since 1999 and has been teaching color/winter guards at various schools since 1997.

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Krista Perez - Weapon Tech / Choreographer

Krista Perez currently works at Ann & Roberts Children’s Hospital in Chicago as a Recreation Therapist.  She continues to positively impact the lives of her students and shares a passion for the Colorguard activity. Krista began as a performer with her Alma Mater, Marian Catholic, and went on to be a part of a World Class Drum Corp. Krista is excited to expand her knowledge and passion of the activity to her students. She looks forward to bringing her skills and experience to Victor J. Andrew. 

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Bridget Brogan - Tech

Bridget began as a performer here at Andrew, she graduated in 2020, having participated in marching band and winter guard all four years. Now she spins with Independent Winter Guards and Marching Drum Corp. Outside of color guard, Bridget works part time in customer service and in child care. Bridget returned to Andrew to coach for the guard in 2022, and "I am very grateful to be able to teach and share my passion with my students!" 

Color Guard Fees Include:

New tarp, props, and show design 

Custom Uniforms 

All travel expenses & housing

Meals on overnight trips

Team member show shirt

Staff 

Does NOT Include:

Food at local shows

Food at practice

Show makeup

Spirit Wear

Parent show shirts

Family admission to shows

Family travel expenses