2018 Color Guard Education Team

The CT Hurricanes are excited to announce our 2018 Color Guard Education Team.

Color Guard Caption Head – Sarah Smith
Color Guard Technician – John Duffy
Color Guard Technician – Natalie DeAndrea
Color Guard Technician – Brittany Gordon

Executive Director Brian Maroldt said, “Our 2018 Color Guard Staff is full of talented Hurricanes alumni and educators.  We know they will provide our members with a world-class experience and continue the strong traditions of the Hurricanes Color Guard!” 

We had a great turnout at Open House, but we encourage anyone interested in the 2018 Hurricanes Color Guard to attend the next color guard rehearsal on March 4 at Amity Regional High School in Woodbridge, CT. Head over to www.cthurricanes.org/JOIN for more information! 

Sarah Smith – Color Guard Caption Head
Sarah began her color guard career as a member of the Newtown winterguard program in 2005, and continued until her graduation in 2011. After high school, she continued her color guard career as a member of Alter Ego color guard in 2012, 2014, 2015 and 2016. As an instructor, Sarah helped to instruct the Newtown Junior winterguard in 2009, as well as the Newtown Junior Varsity winterguard in 2010 and 2011. After high school, she became an instructor for the Bethel High School winterguard and the Bethel High School Marching Band in 2013. She has also been an instructor for the Bethel Middle School winterguard program since 2014. Sarah has been a part of the Hurricanes family since 2010, and was a performer with the color guard in 2010-2012 and 2014-2016. She was an instructor in the Hurricanes color guard in 2017, and is excited at the prospect of working with the color guard again in the 2018 season. 

John Duffy – Color Guard Technician 
John is originally from the Boston area and currently works in Human Resources for a global medical device company. He began his color guard career in 2001 while attending Port St. Lucie High School, Florida and has continued to grow in the activity since. His first DCA experience was with the 2003 A Class champions Heatwave Drum and Bugle Corps from Orlando Florida. He later went on to age out with the Citations in 2006. John joined the Hurricanes color guard as a performer in 2013 and 2014 and joined the staff in a writing and technician capacity in 2015, and served as Caption Head in 2016. 

His winter guard career has included marching with St. John’s of Beverly (2005, 2006) Sacred Heart World (2007-2009). His teaching career began in 2003 with numerous color guard and drum corps programs including; Apopka High School (FL), University High School (FL), St. John’s of Beverly (C guard), St. Ann’s (C Guard), Reading Memorial High School, MA, Dedham High School, Belmont High School, The Citations Drum and Bugle Corps, and The Hurricanes. He is extremely excited to be returning to the Hurricanes this summer. 

Natalie DeAndrea – Color Guard Technician
Natalie DeAndrea hails from Trumbull, CT, where she marched in the Golden Eagle Marching Band and in the Trumbull  A and World Winter Guards.  She has also performed with the Alter Ego Independent World Guard and is a former marching member of the Connecticut Hurricanes.  She is currently on staff with the Naugatuck High School Marching Band and Color Guard and is excited to return to the Hurricanes Color Guard Staff this summer. 

Brittany Gordon – Color Guard Technician
Brittany began her color guard career starting at Brien McMahon High School in 2006. Upon graduation, she joined the CT Hurricanes as a marching member of the Color Guard (’10,’11,’13,’14). She has also performed with Alter Ego Independent World Color Guard (’12, ’15, ’16, and also a current member of the 2018 cast). Following her time marching with the CT Hurricanes she then became a member of the color guard staff as a Writer & Technician (’15,’16,’17-present). She also has been involved with Amity High School as a color guard Writer/Technician/Designer (’11,’12,’13,’14,’15,’16,’17-present). Brittany has always enjoyed performing and the skills that color guard has taught her. 

In 2015 Brittany obtained her Bachelors Degree in Interactive Marketing from Western Connecticut State University and currently resides in Norwalk, CT. 

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