WGIColorguard Design Analysis, Colorguard General Effect
For over 30 years, Michael Higbe has been involved in the marching band as a performer, instructor, drill designer, and judge. His credits include the halftime shows for the Gator, Champs, and Russell Athletic Bowls. He worked for twenty-two years as the guard caption head at Orange Park High School WGI SA silver medalist and Open Class finalist. He also taught Fletcher HS WGI SA Gold Medalist, Ancient City Ensemble WGI IA Silver Medalist, and St. Augustine Coast One. Currently, Mike is the director for Fleming Island High School Color Guard, the current WGI SA Champion. It that position he is responsible for the daily operations of the guard including the direction of the training and development of the team. For many years, Mr. Higbe served the Florida Bandmasters Association as an adjudicator, a member of the Adjudication Committee and as Chairman of the Twirling and Auxiliary Committee. Mr. Higbe has been a WGI Judge for thirteen years, an adjudicator for over twenty years in the FFCC, and served seven years as it’s Chief Judge. Michael Higbe has been on the board of the FFCC since 1989 and is currently President. He is also a member of the FFCC Hall of Fame.
Mr. Higbe received his degree from Florida State College at Jacksonville with an emphasis in ceramics. He currently has a private studio and is a ceramic artist in residence at Wild Ginger Studios in Green Cove Springs, Florida. His work was exhibited in the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts Emerging Student Artist. His work can be found in galleries throughout the Jacksonville area. He currently resides in Orange Park, Florida with his wife of 27 years, Julia.
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