Colorguard Director

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Website Elder High School

Elder High School located in Cincinnati, Ohio is seeking a Color Guard Director effective immediately. This position will oversee all aspects of the guard program in the Elder Band. The Elder High School Marching Band is non-competitive and performs at the home football games, playoff games, local parades, and local festivals. The Winterguard group competes in MEPA Circuit and most recently competed in Scholastic A class and was a WGI Nashville regional finalist in 2022. Applicants with the desire to grow and develop a comprehensive color guard program are encouraged to apply. The ideal candidate has WGI and/or DCI experience as well as successful experience teaching in both outdoor and indoor color guard. Pay is competitive and compensated based upon experience.

Candidate must demonstrate the ability to:

  • Oversee and manage the Elder High School Colorguard Program (Colorguard, Winterguard) and report to the Band Director.
  • Teach and demonstrate all colorguard implements (Flag, Rifle, Sabre, Dance)
  • Create, arrange, and implement color guard choreography, both as an integrated part of the marching band (Field Show and Parades), and for the Winterguard.
  • Budget and plan based on program needs and means
  • Recruit, grow and maintain the program
  • Teach various levels of students from beginner to intermediate
  • Attend all summer rehearsals including band camp and summer sectionals then after school rehearsals during the school year
  • Be an effective planner in a rehearsal setting
  • Maintain a culture that promotes student success
  • Maintain and facilitate auditions
  • Maintain effective communication with staff, parents, and students


Interested applicants should send an email/resume to Susan Cassidy at [email protected] Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. All candidates are subject to a background check.

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