The UMass Color Guard and Twirlers are the visual sections in the University of Massachusetts Minuteman Marching Band, the Power and Class of New England. The Color Guard is led by Chris McHugh Sirard and is a fully modernized ensemble utilizing flag, rifle, sabre, dance, and alternative equipment. The twirlers are led by Kristi Ochs; they incorporate baton, dance, and ribbon into their routines.


Join Us!

Thank you for your interest in the UMass Colorguard! We have a lot to do to get ready for our upcoming season, but there is nothing more important than finding new dedicated and talented members. The UMass Colorguard has a long history of excellence and professionalism and we hope that you can be a part of it! Please email Chris Sirard at for more information.

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