2011 Established in 1966 as a Drum and Bugle Corps, the Black Watch stands tall 45 years later as one of the oldest marching arts organizations still in operation. Today they are one of the premier World Class color guards hailing from Mount Laurel, New Jersey. Black Watch proudly celebrates their 45th anniversary with their 2011 production entitled "Sheer Madness." The choral stylings of Eric Whitacre’s “Lux Aurumque” and Samuel Barber’s “Adagio for Strings” come together to create a haunting and dynamic soundtrack. Music editing by Evan Brown. The Black Watch is under the leadership of long-time Director Mrs. Claudette Wolfrom. WGI Hall-of-Famer Sal Salas returns again this year to work alongside Joe Heininger as Co-Artistic Director. Additional Staff includes Jude Boughton, Matt Hurley, Joyce Wolfrom-Roos, Bobbey Biddle, Katie Gallagher, Erin Leifer, and Brian Kenny. The unit is led onto the floor by captains Cynthia Wong and Stephanie Broadbelt. Black Watch is proud to boast 38 talented performers coming from all over the Mid-Atlantic region and as far away as Taiwan. They are a ten time WGI Independent World Class finalist having recently finished in 8th place at the 2010 World Championships. They have also been the Tournament Indoor Association's Independent World Class All Chapter Champions for the last consecutive 14 years. This year they will compete at the WGI South Brunswick Regional, Eastern Championships at the University of Rhode Island, and at World Championships at the University of Dayton in April. At home they will perform in the Tournament Indoor Association’s championships in Wildwood, New Jersey in May. They wish to extend a special thank you to all of their supporters and alumni and especially to costume sponsor A Wish Come True.
From a The Black Watch Color Guard press release
The Black Watch Color Guard is excited to announce its 2010 production "Affect-Ability," set to the music of modern minimalist composer Michael Nyman's "The Piano Concerto."
The Black Watch show design has been created this season by Sal Salas & Joe Heininger. Technical Staff includes Jude Boughton, Matt Hurley, Toni Tunstal, Sam Brooks, Bobbi Biddle, Michael Zyblocki III, and Joyce Wolfrom-Roos. Costume design created by Joe Heininger sponsored by A Wish Come True. Black Watch is under the long time direction of Mrs. Claudette Wolfrom.
The 24 member company is led onto the floor by Captains Erin Leifer and Katie Gallagher. The Black Watch is a 9-time WGI Independent World Class finalist and a long time member of the Tournament Indoor Assn.
Look for the Black Watch at the Salem and South Brunswick Regionals and the WGI World Championship.
Black Watch Goes "Underneath It All"
The Black Watch Color Guard is excited to present their 2009 production “Underneath It All.” The title refers to the many faces an individual may wear during the course one’s life. In a constant struggle to animate a persona or keep up appearances some times the greatest challenge any individual may have to overcome is learning to be ones own self. Wash away the make-up and look and yourself in the cold mirror of honesty or face being left alone.
The musical accompaniment for this season’s presentation is artist Judy Collin’s famous rendition of the Steven Sondhiem masterpiece “Send In the Clowns” from his 1973 haunting musical drama “A Little Night Music.”
The Black Watch staff includes Joe Heininger, Jude Boughton, Joyce Wolfrom-Roos, Toni Tunstal, Matt Hurley, and Sam Brooks . The Black Watch is under the direction of Mrs. Claudette Wolfrom.
This season’s 28-member ensemble is led onto the floor by guard captains Katie Gallagher and Erin Liefert.
The Black Watch Winter Guard will be attending the Trumbull and South Brunswick Power Regional and the WGI World Championships. The Black Watch is a long time and proud member of the Tournament Indoor Association for over 40 years.
ABOUT THE GUARD
The Black Watch Color Guard, based in Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, competes in the Independent World division of the Winter Guard International and NJA circuits. Black Watch will be celebrating its 42nd anniversary in 2008.
Black Watch has had a long and successful history in the color guard activity. Each year, the guard strives to be artistically innovative while remaining true to our signature characteristics. Our experienced, visionary staff members have led numerous WGI- and DCI-finalist and championship color guards, and our perennially talented team members make magic happen on the floor every year.