Crossmen Announce 2012 Colorguard StaffCrossmen Colorguard Caption Head, John Leonard, and Crossmen Program Coordinator/Visual Coordinator, Ed Devlin are pleased to announce the 2012 Color Guard instructional team. This year’s teachers and consultants include: Andria Foerch, Jay Kietzman, Jacob Kalemba, Jolie Henricks, Jennifer House Hinshaw, Andrew Acheson and Andy Hudson. “We are very pleased that the team John and I assembled in 2011 is returning essentially intact for 2012” stated Crossmen Program Coordinator Ed Devlin, “This is another positive step that the corps has taken in preparation for what is destined to be another great season for the resurging Crossmen.”
Andria Foerch- Technique Consultant
Andria was introduced to color guard in 1993, when she joined the Seminole High School Colorguard. In the winter of 1995, she joined The Company Colour Guard for their inaugural year and remained with The Company for 5 years, until they disbanded in 1999. Andria also performed, during the summer months from 1996 through 2000, with the Carolina Crown Drum and Bugle Corps.
Continuing her involvement in the pageantry arts as an instructor, Andria has taught various successful colorguard programs such as Tarpon Springs High School, Clearwater High School, Seminole High School, Kiski Area High School, Westfield High School, Kell High School, Harrison High School, and the Phantom Regiment Winterguard. She has spent her summers working with such groups as Carolina Crown, Santa Clara Vanguard, the Phantom Regiment Drum and Bugle Corps, and the Bluecoats. Andria currently lives in Atlanta, GA where she is on staff with Paramount Winter Guard. Andria is returning for her second season with Crossmen.
Jay Kietzman – Technician
Jay is originally from Hudsonville, MI. Jay has performed with Interplay and Pride of Cincinnati winter guards and is currently marching with Zydeco this winter. Outdoors, Jay has marched with Madison Scouts and Phantom Regiment Drum & Bugle Corps. Jay has worked with Jenison High School, and both Northview and Owen Valley high schools, located in southern Indiana. Today, Jay resides in Bloomington, IN where he is working on his BA(s) in Sociology and Gender Studies at Indiana University. During his free time, Jay enjoys staying physically active, exploring academia and spending time with friends. 2012 is Jay's second season teaching at Crossmen.
Jacob Kalemba – Technician
Jacob is originally from the Chicagoland area and has performed with the Bluecoats and Carolina Crown Drum and Bugle Corps as well as CrownGUARD winterguard. Jacob currently resides in Indianapolis where he teaches Ben Davis and Lincoln Way High Schools and is currently a part of the 2011 Zydeco Colorguard. In his free time Jacob enjoys reading, traveling, staying physically active, and of course being a Chicago Cubs fan. Jacob is returning for his second season at Crossmen.
Jolie currently resides in northern California but is originally from the east coast with roots in Pennsylvania and Maryland. She has performed with the Crossmen, Spirit of Atlanta and the Santa Clara Vanguard as well as Blackwatch, Miller’s Blackhawks and the Thunderbolts from Cedarburg, WI. She has worked with many guard programs including Paradigm and Every-body winter guards as well as Kamehameha Schools in Hawaii and the Santa Clara Vanguard Alumni Winterguard. She currently is the guard director at Foothill High School in Pleasanton, CA, and writes as a reviewer for WGI. Her day job is as a wildlife biologist. Jolie returns for season two teaching at Crossmen in 2012.
Jennifer House Hinshaw - Movement Consultant
Jennifer is the Director of Dance at Avon High School where she teaches Dance 1 - 5, an Advanced Dance Company, and the Avon Gold Dance Team. She is a native of Southeastern Virginia and has been immersed in the dance culture since the age of four. In May of 2003, she received her BS in Dance Education from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro where she had the privilege of studying under amazing choreographers and educators such as B.J. Sullivan, Sue Stinson, Jan Van Dyke, Gerri Houlighan, and Jill Green. Jennifer has been a part of color guard since 1995. Her passion for the activity has allowed her work with groups such as Avon, Carmel, First Flight, The Study, Dominion, West Johnston, Carolina Crown, Center Grove, Zydeco and is thrilled to be rejoining the Crossmen team for the second consecutive season in 2012. Jennifer currently resides in Danville, IN with her husband Richard and son McKinley.
Andrew Acheson – Choreography Consultant
Andy is from the Greater Cincinnati area but now resides in Houston Texas. He performed with The Cavaliers Drum and Bugle Corps from 2002-2005 as well as The Pride Of Cincinnati. Starting his teaching experience in 2002, he has worked with many high school and independent groups like, The Cavaliers Drum and Bugle Corps , Blue Knights Drum and Bugle Corps, Cypress Independent winterguard ,Sacred Heart winterguards, Marcus High School, The Woodlands High School, Paul Laurence Dunbar High school, and is currently the director at College Park High School in The Woodlands, TX. Andrew is returning for his second season with Crossmen.
Andy Hudson – Consultant
Andy Hudson is a freelance visual designer based out of North Carolina. Hudson was a member of Carolina Crown Drum and Bugle Corps for four years. Since aging out, he has had the pleasure of working with many nationally acclaimed programs in Bands of America, Winter Guard International, and United States Scholastic Band Association alike. In addition to being a designer for the marching arts, Hudson is also a husband, father of two, and full time student in pursuit of a degree in Graphic Design and Advertising. Andy is also returning for his second season at Crossmen.
“We really appreciate John’s efforts to assemble a powerful staff of technicians and consultants for the 2012 Crossmen Colorguard,” remarked Crossmen Executive/Corps Director, Fred Morrison, “John made sure that he assembled the right group of people for the Crossmen Guard for 2011 and that strong group of educators is returning in 2012 esentially intact. We couldn't be happier. The Crossmen Colorguard continues to be in great hands.”