Lauryn Heller is excited to return to the Bushwackers in the role of Bushwackers color guard supervisor for 2018. Lauryn has experienced the world of marching arts from a very young age, particularly because of her mother’s influence. She attributes much of her success to her 8 years performing with the WGI A class finalist Haddon Heights HS “High Voltage” color guard program and its exceptional staff. After high school, Lauryn marched indoor color guard with The Light Brigade (2010), Alter Ego (2011, 2012) and The Black Watch (2014, 2016). Additionally Lauryn marched 6 years in The Cadets Color Guard (2008-2013).
Lauryn’s instructional experience includes Haddon Heights HS, Washington Township HS, Surge Independent, The Cadets (2014-2015), Bushwackers (2016-2018), and other programs in the New Jersey area. Most recently, she has joined The Black Watch (IW) organization as a staff member for 2017 and continued in 2018. She is also a member of the United Percussion visual staff and will begin her third year on staff with the DCI World Class Finalist Blue Knights.
In almost every aspect of her life, Lauryn chooses to dedicate her time and efforts to the growth and support of the youth around her. She has earned an Associate’s degree in social services from Gloucester County college (2012) and a Bachelor’s degree in psychology from Rowan University (2015). By day, Lauryn is a kindergarten aftercare teaching at an elementary school in New Jersey. On nights and weekends, she is working with multiple marching arts organizations. Lauryn does hope to continue her education in psychology so that she may follow her passion of helping others.
After two memorable and exciting seasons with the members and staff of the Bushwackers starting in 2016, Lauryn is eager to continue her contribution to this organization!