About

Origin

Malachi Independent has become a force throughout the Rocky Mountain region since it’s inception in 2007. Since beginning with 5 dedicated members it has grown to encompass 4 competitive teams with 80+ members ranging in age from 6-51. As Malachi enters its thirteenth season they will floor a World Class team for the second consecutive year. The World Class team emerged from the success Malachi Independent garnered in the open class division and after placing in the Top 10 at WGI World Championships in 2016 and 2017 the decision was made to move to the top echelon of competitive winter guard.

The organization began to expand to include an A class team in 2016 and a Regional A class level in 2017. They added their Minis team in 2018 to incorporate training at the youngest and most beginner level. Each level has seen tremendous success both locally and nationally. The A team made WGI finals for the first time this past season with their program, “Dissolution”. The Regional A team or MIRA as they are called, has won back to back RMCGA division championships as well as winning the Las Vegas WGI regional in their class. The Minis team competes in the Middle School division and had an undefeated debut season.

Malachi Independent Winterguard is a color guard organization based in the Denver area. Each team competes at local competitions hosted by Rocky Mountain Color Guard Association and most teams attend international competitions provided by Winter Guard International. Malachi is under the direction of Jenn Carrasco.

Malachi Independent Winterguard is a non-profit, fully qualified 501(c)3 organization under the parent organization High Country Performing Arts Association, Inc.  

Mission

The mission of the Malachi organization is to educate performers of all ages with the virtues of integrity, inclusivity, and positivity. Emphasizing excellence with a graciously competitive mindset and collaborative atmosphere within the performing arts and as future leaders within their communities.

Malachi is a safe place where young adults can come and pursue their passion within the construct of the color guard activity. Our goal is to educate, train and guide each member to fulfill their potential as a performer on the floor while giving them the encouragement and confidence to pursue their dreams off the floor. We understand that we have been given a gift and responsibility with each student to treat them with kindness, respect and professionalism and to teach them technique in all aspects of the guard activity including dance, flag, and weapon skills that will carry them to the top of this activity, not just in winter guard but in marching band, drum corps and beyond.

Vision

We nurture a safe, positive environment and inspire excellence through innovation, education and performance.

Malachi, as an organization, strives to grow our members through a regimented and refined implementation of basics and fundamentals that is taught across all levels. It is important to us that each team achieves a high level of training that propels each member forward in our organization. On top of this consistent training the directors of each team, as well as the design staff, are constantly pushing the limits of creativity with choreography, staging and visual design to achieve cohesive and entertaining programs season after season.

Staff and Cast

Staff Bios

MIO 2017 Cast

MIA 2017 Cast

MIRA 2017 Cast