Rick is the co-founder, co-director, and creative designer for Paramount Winterguard. He is also the Artistic Director and Program Coordinator for Carolina Crown Drum and Bugle Corps, from Fort Mill, South Carolina. In addition, Rick has designed and choreographed for many independent and scholastic colorguard programs including Paramount A and Open Winterguards, Georgia State University, Emerald Marquis, Blessed Sacrament Winterguard, Juxtaposition Winterguard, The Academy Winterguard (from the UK), Chimeras Winterguard, The Knights Winterguard, Phantom Regiment Winterguard, Seminole High School, Miamisburg High School, Kennesaw Mountain High School, Kell High School, Greater Johnstown High School, Lassiter High School, Westfield High School, Harrison High School, South Forsyth High School, and River Ridge High School. Rick has also designed and choreographed for many drum corps including the East Coast Jazz, The Cadets, Magic of Orlando, the Crossmen, the Bluecoats, Phantom Regiment, and Santa Clara Vanguard.
With over 20 years of marching band, drum corps, and winterguard experience, Rick is constantly inspired by the creative process and designing, researching, and working with eager and talented creative teams. It is the joy of sharing—through adjudication, consulting, mentoring, and workshopping—that continues to fuel his love and passion for the pageantry arts. Rick is most inspired by student performers and their willingness to be authentic, present, and fully involved in the creative process. Rick is honored to continue to grow, learn, teach, and share the joy of design and performance.
Andria is the co-founder and director of Paramount Winterguard from Atlanta, Georgia, and has participated in the pageantry arts for more than 20 years.
As a performer, Andria began her winterguard career at Seminole High School from Seminole, Florida. In 1995 she began marching The Company Colour Guard from Tampa, FL, until they disbanded in 1999. Her drum corps marching experience was spent at Carolina Crown from 1996 to 2000 with the Carolina Crown Drum and Bugle Corps.
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, Phantom Regiment Winterguard, Georgia State University, and Paramount Winterguard, where she serves as assistant director. She has spent her summers working with such groups as Carolina Crown, Santa Clara Vanguard, the Bluecoats, Crossmen, and most recently Phantom Regiment.
Andria received her Master of Arts in Teaching from Mercer University and received her undergraduate from the University of South Florida. She currently works at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta as an Application Analyst Team Leader. Andria is passionate about developing strong colorguard performers and assisting students through the many challenges they face as performers and as young adults. She demonstrates her leadership and organizational skills through mentoring young instructors and guiding instructional teams through process of developing strong management and planning skills, as well helping develop effective teaching strategies and communication skills.
rick subel, director
Andria foerch, director
design team and consultants