Karp to head Colorguard team for 2017


Jen Karp

Jen Karp will assume the role of Caption Head for Spirit of Atlanta’s 2017 colorguard.  After serving this past season on the technical staff, Karp will return to Spirit with some familiar faces on her team, as well as some exciting new additions.  Karp says that “after helping celebrate the 40th Anniversary of Spirit of Atlanta last season, I’m really looking forward to this new role and working with such a talented team of educators that bring a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the field.”

Joining Karp on the leadership team for design and instruction will be Malcolm Barraza as the Movement Coordinator, whose performing experience was primarily with Cadets in DCI and Braddock Independent World in WGI, and is currently marching band Director at Ronald Reagan Doral Senior High School in Florida.  Joe Heininger will join the Spirit team in the role of colorguard design consultant.  Spirit of Atlanta’s Choreography team will include Travis Gerke, Jarret Thompson and Luke Babb who all return for their second season with Spirit, as well as Paula Alfonso and Josh Swain joining the team for 2017.  Spirit is also pleased to announce the addition of Guard Interns Hannah Banbury and Aireal Golladay, Spirit of Atlanta veterans who will be a part of the instructional team for the season.

See the full staff listing and read the complete bios of our 2017 Colorguard Educational Team here.