Katy Wilder is the Color Guard Director and has been with the Newport Pride Marching Band since 2013. She has been performing and teaching color guard across the United States since 1995. Katy has performed in Winter Guard International as a member of independent winter guards such as Every-body, Northern Lights, and Full Circle. She has also performed in Drum Corps International as a color guard member of Southwind and Boston Crusaders. Katy has taught color guards in Washington, Oregon, and Minnesota and has helped revive the winter guard program at Newport High School. She has also performed in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in NYC with the All-Star Color Guard. When Katy is not dancing, spinning, or dreaming about color guard she works in online marketing and fosters cats and kittens for PAWS.