Malachi Independent Winter Guard
As the 2019 season draws to a close we want to take a moment to celebrate the incredible success we had as an organization. We floored four talented teams, each with a stunning and beautiful production. Our Minis team had an undefeated season performing their colorful and energetic show in our local circuit and is now a back to back State Champion. Our Regional A team performed beautifully this winter with a passionate and strong message about the power of words and self-image. They completed the season with a silver medal in a very close back and forth season-long battle within their class. Our Independent A team floored an intensely emotional and engaging production based on the hit show, Grey’s Anatomy, and placed 11th at WGI Championships and celebrated their second consecutive year in finals. Our World team competed in their second season in this class and performed a strong and demanding production based on negative thoughts, anxiety and overcoming personal demons. They had a strong run at WGI Championships and took home the gold medal in their local circuit.
With the completion of this winter season we would like to take this opportunity to announce that our friend and A team director, Jeff Hargis, is leaving the Malachi family. He is moving forward in his journey towards a Masters in Counseling and will be returning to the classroom in a few short weeks. Jeff has been an invaluable part of our organization for the past 13 years, as a performer, staff member and director. We appreciate his talent, passion, dedication and all that he has shared with the staff, membership and color guard community. Along with Jeff’s departure, Mikey Sulpizio will also be leaving. Mikey and Jeff were married on January 1 of this year and they no doubt want to continue to enjoy their newlywed status. Mikey has shared his talents with the Malachi organization and has been an invaluable resource to the A team over the past several seasons. His passion for dance and his training of the membership has yielded phenomenal results and we are so grateful for his time and talent on and off the floor. Mikey has been a tremendous asset within the fundraising aspect of this activity as well; many thanks to him for the countless hours he dedicated to Aramark and coordinating so many trainings and opportunities. The 2019 A team staff also included Chelsea Davis, Kelsey Potter and Samantha Stevens. These ladies contributed to the success of the team this season and we want to recognize their time and talents as well. The A team has grown so much since it’s inception in 2016 and we are looking forward to continuing the tradition of excellence that Jeff and his staff have put in place.
Keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things… your curiosity will lead you down the path of success. – Walt Disney
Malachi Independent is looking forward to the 2020 season, we are excited for the opportunity to continue to share our mission of educating performers of all ages with the virtues of integrity, inclusivity, and positivity as we emphasize excellence with a graciously competitive mindset within a collaborative atmosphere amongst the performing and marching arts communities. Please continue to follow us via our social media platforms and our website (www.malachiindependent.org) during the off-season as we will be offering clinics, spinning opportunities and auditions for all levels. We look forward to what the future holds for our organization and we are so grateful for all the support we received this season from our fans, friends and families.
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