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Now playing, band alumna performs in “Contemporary Color”

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UMass Colorguard alumna Erika Jacob ’94 performs in the David Byrne film with Emanon Winter Guard, which is based in New Jersey.

Contemporary Color is a performance event and now a major motion picture inspired by the phenomenon of color guard, colloquilally known as “the sport of the arts”—conceived by David Byrne of the Talking Heads.

Co-commissioned by Brooklyn Academy of Music and Toronto’s Luminato Festival, and with support from WGI Sport of the Arts, ten teams perform alongside an extraordinary array of musical talent including David Byrne, Kelis, Devonte Hynes, St. Vincent, How To Dress Well, Nico Muhly+ Ira Glass, Nelly Furtado, tune-yards.

Erika Jacob and Emanon winter guard

This is Erika on top of this pile of Emanon WG in a 2015 show.

Watch the Trailer