Welcome to the Acton Boxborough Colorguard Page!
John Pacheco – Director
I have been with the Acton Boxborough Colorguard now for 6 years. This is my first year as Director of the Ensemble. I have spent several years in different schools systems teaching marching band and colorguard programs. I graduated from Joseph Case High School in Swansea Ma in 2000. There I was involved in all music ensembles and was Co Drum Major of the Marching for my junior and senior year. I was also involved in the Case Classic Illusions Winterguard my junior year. From High School, I attended the University of Massachusetts at Amherst for 5 years. I started in the horn line of the UMMB and then moved into the color guard my 3rd year. I was fortunate enough to travel to Bands of America Grand Championships twice and march in an inaugural parade. In 2003 I was also in the color guard of the 2003 Finalist Drum Corp, Spirit of Atlanta. I also joined an independent winterguard St. John’s of Beverly. I spent 4 seasons with the group. We were Independent Open Bronze Medalists in our 2004 Season. I was teaching the St. John’s B Colorguard during my 3rd year in the World Class Team of the group. I then went on to teach at Wakefield High School for a year during their marching band season. After that my teaching career included teaching both the Stoughton High School Colorguard and the Tewksbury Memorial High School Colorguard. At this time I was Visual Designer for the Tewksbury Marching Band. I spent two years at both of these organizations. I then marched again in Independent World Class and then marched with the DCA Drum Corps Connecticut Hurricanes.