The UMass Color Guard is one of the two 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.



Join Us!

Thank you for your interest in the UMass Color Guard! 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 Color Guard 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.

Color Guard Video Submissions

The color guard is asking for an optional audition video for those who want to spin on the advanced rifle or sabre lines. The deadline for this is June 30th. Submit your videos at the link below: