Rick Subel is the director and designer of Paramount Winterguard of Atlanta, GA, the WGI Independent World Class colorguard he founded in 2011. He has also been the artistic coordinator of Carolina Crown since 2017.
Rick began his life in the pageantry arts in 1992, in the brass section of the Cadets of Bergen County. After graduating from high school, he joined the Emerald Marquis Winterguard in 1995, where he performed for five seasons. He also spent two seasons in the colorguard of the Blue Devils, and one season with the Brass Theatre (Star of Indiana/"Blast").
Rick has designed and choreographed for many prestigious independent and scholastic colorguard programs including the Emerald Marquis, Blessed Sacrament, Juxtaposition, The Academy (UK), Chimeras, The Knights (UCF), 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 choreographed and designed for many successful drum corps including the East Coast Jazz, The Cadets, Magic of Orlando, the Crossmen, the Bluecoats, and Phantom Regiment. In addition, he has choreographed and taught many successful drum corps colorguard programs including the East Coast Jazz, The Cadets, Magic of Orlando, Phantom Regiment and Bluecoats.
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