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Heather Graham

Director, World Guard

Heather Graham is the Fall and Winter Guard Director for the internationally recognized Miamisburg High School Color Guard Program. Heather has been involved in the marching arts since age three, beginning with successful careers in baton twirling and rhythmic gymnastics and joining color guard at age 12.  While performing and instructing in the color guard field, she obtained her Bachelors Degree in Communication from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, with a minor in Biology.

Heather performed in DCI in 2010 with the Phantom Regiment, and in 2011 and 2012 with Carolina Crown. She marched with New Berlin Eisenhower, Velocity WG, and multiple seasons with the Pride of Cincinnati WG.

Prior to being Director, she proudly lent her skills as a Weapons Instructor and Choreographer for Miamisburg HS, and was the Director of Color Guard at University of Cincinnati. She has instructed or provided choreography for several programs including Carolina Crown, Boston Crusaders, Shadow Drum & Bugle Corps, Eisenhower HS, Whitnall HS, Franklin HS, West DePere HS, Sycamore HS, Northmont HS, Westerville HS, and Beechwood HS. Heather travels around the country helping instruct at clinics that offer fundraisers for many organizations.

When she was named the Director of Miamisburg Color Guard, Heather stated, “I am extremely excited to continue and build on the traditions of the Miamisburg Color Guard program and am looking forward to my new role with Miamisburg City Schools.”

 

Jennifer Pressel

Director, "A" Guard and Sweethearts

Jennifer Pressel is the director of the Miamisburg Elementary Color Guard and Miamisburg A Guard. She was in Miamisburg’s color guard program for 9 years, starting with the Elementary Color Guard in 2008 and completing her senior year with the World Guard in 2017. After graduating, she joined the independent circuit and spun for four additional years, performing with Juxtaposition World Guard, Inspire World Guard, and the Boston Crusaders Drum and Bugle Corps. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Middle Childhood Education (grades 4-9) and is currently working on her Master’s Degree. While she completes her Master’s Degree, she is a substitute teacher and has so far completed seven long-term sub jobs for the Miamisburg City Schools. She also works in childcare over the summers at St. James Preschool and Childcare. She loves to work with kids and help them grow their abilities and confidence!

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