Colorguard

Welcome to the Acton Boxborough Colorguard Page!

The group is open to students in grades 7 to 12.  The colorguard competes both locally and regionally in the New England Scholastic Band Association Circuit and also competes in the Winterguard International Circuit at our New England Regional.  Rehearsals are important and crucial to the teams success.  Our normal schedule is Tuesday and Thursday Evenings with our Saturdays being light through the Marching Band Season. Saturdays are crucial during the Winter Season as we compete and travel to other schools to compete against teams in the Scholastic A Class. Please see schedule for details.

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.

 

Important Links:

Winter Guard Schedule

NESBA