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 AA class and was a 2022 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 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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