Announcing the 2017 Bushwackers color guard staff

The Bushwackers Drum Corps is thrilled to announce the 2017 color guard staff!

2017 Bushwackers Color Guard Staff

Following the success of the 2016 Bushwackers color guard season, the corps is welcoming back members of that team.

Leading the color guard will be previously-announced caption head, Lauryn Heller, who returns to her role in 2017. Joining Lauryn on the instructional staff and returning to the corps will be Lance Boggs, Samantha Burns, Daniel Krasner, and Danielle Marone. We will also welcome Sarah Ulm to the color guard staff.

“The 2016 Bushwackers color guard had an amazing chemistry, and it’s clear from the members that this was successful,” remarked Harlan Landes, corps director. “Watching the guard’s Finals performance at DCA Championships in Rochester this past September was one of my personal season highlights.”

The corps is expecting a fantastic turn-out on November 19 and 20 for Open House, where new prospective Bushwackers will have the opportunity to meet the color guard staff for the first time, enhance their color guard skills, get to know the Bushwackers family, and have fun. Find out more about the 2017 Bushwackers color guard or register for Open House by visiting

Also, join the Facebook color guard interest group and get to know the guard before you arrive.

Here’s what you need to know about the instructional staff for the 2017 Bushwackers color guard.

Lauryn Helller is excited to resume the role of Bushwackers color guard caption head for 2017. Lauryn has experienced the world of marching arts from a very young age. Lauryn’s instructional experience includes Haddon Heights HS, Washington Township HS, Surge Independent, The Cadets (2014-2015), Bushwackers (2016), and other programs in the New Jersey area. Most recently, she has joined The Black Watch (IW) organization as a staff member for 2017.

Lance Boggs started the performing arts while dancing in a studio named Chico Creek Dance, located in California. He continued to dance throughout his high school years, with a focus on hip hop and lyrical. He marched with Rhapsody Winter Guard under the direction of Jimmy Fursmen, who Lance credits for teaching him how to run and teach a colorguard. Lance began teaching North Kitsap H.S. Guard and now resides in New Jersey and marches Black Watch.

Samantha Burns started color guard in 2008 at Washington Township High School, where she is now an instructor. She spent two years marching with the Co-Motion Open winter guard. Samantha found her love for instructing at Washington Township H.S., under the the mentoring of Bushwackers color guard caption head, Lauryn Heller.

Daniel Krasner started his colorguard career with Urbana High School in 2009. He marched with Blessed Sacrament Open in 2013 and World in 2014. His first summer of drum corps was in 2013 with the Madison Scouts. He then went on to march both 2014 and 2015 at The Cadets. In addition, Daniel teaches Shepherd Hill Regional High School where in 2015, their winter guard was undefeated in NESBA’s Local Scholastic A class, moving them up to National Scholastic A the following winter.

Danielle Marone has previously taught at Somerville HS, UMass Marching Band and Indoor Programs and is currently the Director for the Spring-Ford HS Color Guard. As a performer Danielle has marched with the UMass Marching Band and Indoor programs, Jersey Surf, Reading Buccaneers, and The Black Watch.

Sarah Ulm started marching at the age of six with Fusion Jr. from 1996 to 2002, and marched with the Bushwackers from 2002 through 2006. She then continued her marching career with WGI World Class Finalists Alter Ego and aged out as DCI World Champion with The Cadets. Since high school she has been involved in teaching multiple marching band groups throughout New Jersey and has previous DCA staff experience with the Connecticut Hurricanes. Sarah is thrilled to return home to the Bushwackers and looks forward to the 2017 season.

It’s not too late to sign up or the 2017 Bushwackers Open House on November 19-20, 2016!