Color Guard Coordinator and Designer: Lauryn Heller
Lauryn Heller returns to lead the Bushwackers color guard for her third year in 2018. Lauryn has experienced the world of the marching arts from a very young age, particularly because of her mother’s influence.
She attributes much of her success to her eight years performing with the WGI A Class Finalist Haddon Heights H.S. High Voltage color guard program and its exceptional staff (2002-2009).
After high school, Lauryn marched indoor color guard with The Light Brigade (2010), Alter Ego (2011, 2012), and WGI Independent World Class The Black Watch (2014, 2016). Additionally Lauryn marched six years in The Cadets Color Guard (2008-2013).
Her instructional experience includes Haddon Heights H.S., Washington Township H.S., Surge Independent, DCI World Class Finalist The Cadets (2014, 2015), Bushwackers (2016 to present), DCI World Class Finalists Blue Knights (2016 to present), WGI Independent World Class United Percussion (2017 to present), The Black Watch (2017 to present), and multiple other programs in the tri-state area.
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, she is a kindergarten aftercare teacher at an elementary school in New Jersey. On nights and weekends, she is working with multiple marching arts organizations. Lauryn hopes to continue her education in psychology so that she may follow her passion of helping others. She is very excited for year three!