Attention all Color Guard alumni, members, fans, and enthusiasts! For the first time in over TWO DECADES, the UMass Color Guard will continue into the Winter season as ‘Spitfire!’
Spitfire was originally created in 1984 by color guard instructor Joe Perednia. In 1985, the group won the National Judges Association Circuit in Wildwood, NJ. Spitfire was disbanded in 1990 with ‘reprised’ performances in 1993 and 1996.
This season, Spitfire will focus on local circuits, with an eventual goal to compete in Winter Guard International (WGI). Performances are yet to be determined, so be on the lookout for a schedule in the coming months.
Spitfire/Color Guard Reunion
SAVE THE DATE — Get together at Homecoming on Friday, November 2, 2018 to reunite with fellow Spitfire and color guard alumni at the annual band alumni Homecoming Party at Old Chapel! Registration info coming soon.
Help Fund Spitfire’s Revival!
We need your help to make Spitfire a permanent success! Make a monthly or one-time gift via our secure form:
- Click here (opens in new tab)
- Enter gift amount to right of “Minuteman Marching Band”
- In box for Special Gift Instructions, type “Spitfire Winter Guard”
- Complete form… AND THANKS!
For more information, please contact UMMB Color Guard Director Chris Sirard at firstname.lastname@example.org.