September 22, 2017
The Colts are proud to announce their visual caption head and visual design team for the 2018 season. Returning to the Colts for his second year as visual caption head will be Bob Barfield. New to the Colts this season will be Richard Hinshaw, taking on the role of visual designer, and Daniel Wiles, who will be a major contributor to the visual effects, pacing, and overall design of the visual package in his role as visual consultant. Dean Broadbent will also be returning for his second season as visual consultant, continuing to work with all sections of the drum corps on visual effects and implementation of the design of the program.
Bob Barfield is currently the head band director at Cypress Park High School in Cypress, Texas and brings with him over 30 years of involvement with the marching arts. His teaching resume includes Tarpon Springs High School in Tarpon Springs, Florida, and White Knoll High School in Lexington, South Carolina, as well as Carolina Crown Drum & Bugle Corps, the Boston Crusaders Drum & Bugle Corps, and the Blue Stars Drum & Bugle Corps, among others. Read Bob's full bio here.
"I'm excited to be returning to the Colts this year," said Bob. "I'm looking forward to being able to work with an incredible group of performers, an outstanding team of educators, and an amazing administration that makes the Colts a world class organization!"
"When it comes to experience, ability, and focus, there is no better then Bob," said Program Coordinator Howard Weinstein. "His decades of technical instruction is evident in every rehearsal he teaches. In addition, Bob has a strong commitment to excellence, and a dedication to giving our members his very best."
Richard Hinshaw is currently the drill designer and lead visual instructor for Avon High School in Avon, Indiana, and the drill designer for The Cavaliers Drum & Bugle Corps. During his tenure with the Avon High School Marching Black & Gold, The Cavaliers, and Avon Indoor Winter Percussion, all three groups have enjoyed high levels of competitive success in their respective circuits. Richard is also a freelance designer, working with multiple high school marching bands and indoor groups across the country. Read Richard's full bio here."I am very excited to join the Colts design team for 2018," said Richard. "From afar, I have always admired the Colts organization for their educational values and their long standing commitment to the best possible experience for their students. I feel very fortunate to collaborate with this team of designers, and I look forward to many new learning experiences on our horizon."
Daniel Wiles also works closely with the Avon High School band program, having been the visual coordinator, program coordinator, and color guard director for the past 19 years. He has worked with several drum corps as a visual consultant and drill designer, mostly recently with the Bluecoats Drum & Bugle Corps, and is currently entering his third season as the artistic director for The Cavaliers Drum & Bugle Corps. Read Daniel's full bio here.
"I am very excited to play a role in moving the Colts organization forward in 2018," said Daniel. "Looking forward to a great season!"
Dean Broadbent is currently the director of color guards at Flanagan High School, one of the most awarded winter guard groups in the activity. Dean's experience in the marching arts includes time as a technician, caption head, and director. Dean also serves on the South Florida Winter Guard Association Board, WGI Advisory Board, and WGI Board of Directors. Read Dean's full bio here.
"I couldn’t be more excited to work with the 2018 Colts design team," said Dean. "Howard has put together an incredibly talented and creative group of people who have so much to offer the corps. Looking forward to collaborating with Richard, Daniel, Jade, and Howard!"
"When I came to the Colts organization two years ago, I came with a vision and a plan of where I would like to help get the organization, both on the field and in growing inherent leaders," said Howard. "In my conversations with Vicki, and from what I saw on the field, I knew the platform was there to build upon based on Vicki and Jeff's leadership and constant drive for excellence with the organization. In going into my third year with the organization, it is time for me to institute the next level of design and sophistication with our product. Bringing on the master work of Richard Hinshaw and Daniel Wiles will add a pinnacle level of growth and innovation to our visual package. Both our corps performers and our audiences are in for quite a treat. I could not be more excited for the 2018 writing and planning process."
"Our members are in for quite a treat with this group!" said Colts Director Vicki MacFarlane. "Their skill sets, passion, and synergy will create not only an incredible program, but set the stage to strengthen our member experience."
2018 Audition Information
Audition information for the 2018 season will be out soon! Make plans to audition at a camp and become a member of the 2018 Colts. To be sure you learn about audition dates, locations, and materials as soon as they are available, fill out an Information Request to be added to the Colts mailing list.
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