Welcome to the Black Watch Colorguard Website!
The Black Watch Organization is excited to announce its participation in the exciting project Contemporary Color.
Contemporary Color is a performance event inspired by the phenomenon of color guard, colloquially known as "the sport of the arts"—conceived by David Byrne, co-commissioned by Brooklyn Academy of Music and Toronto’s Luminato Festival, and with support from WGI Sport of the Arts. Ten 20-40 person teams from the US and Canada will perform at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center and Toronto’s Air Canada Centre, alongside an extraordinary array of musical talent—performing together live.
The Black Watch was established in 1966 as a Drum and Bugle Corps.
Today this legendary performance group stands tall as one of the oldest and most well respected marching arts organizations still in existence.
2015 marks BW's 49th consecutive year of performance.
Black Watch 2015 Show Announcement
Black Watch proudly celebrates 49 years of excellence with their 2015 production titled What We Leave Behind. Have you ever considered what permanent imprints your actions will have on the world and its people once you have departed? We touch, we stay, we melt. This year’s moving program is set to the music of Claude Debussy’s classic composition “Clair de lune” and the haunting “Before My Time” as performed by J. Ralph, Scarlett Johansson and Joshua Bell. Black Watch hails from Mount Laurel, New Jersey. The unit is led onto the floor by captains Kristy Beohmer and Shannon Hall. This year’s team features many gifted performers coming from all over the Mid-Atlantic region and even as far away as Oregon.
Black Watch is under the leadership of long-time Executive Director Mrs. Claudette Wolfrom and Operations Manager Matthew Hurley. They are proud to introduce their new creative team featuring the design works of Juan Carlos Caceres, Louis Hellinger, Greg Lagola and Carlo Antonio Villanueva. Additional staff includes Joyce Wolfrom-Roos, Toni Tunstall, Danielle Dilks, Kelly Evans and Bobbey Biddle. Art designs provided by Katie Gallagher, Chip Phillips Photography and Chameleon International and costume design by Greg Lagola for Standbury Uniforms.
Black Watch is a twelve time WGI Independent World Class finalist. They have also been the Tournament Indoor Association’s (TIA) Independent World Class All-Chapter Champions for the last consecutive 18 years. Black Watch will compete at the WGI Regionals in South Brunswick, New Jersey and at the Eastern Championships in West Long Branch, New Jersey as well as the World Championships at the University of Dayton in April and at TIA’s All-Chapter Championships in Wildwood this May.
The Black Watch Organization wishes to extend a special thank you to their fans, supporters and alumni for their continued support.
***We are one of ten teams participating in Contemporary Color. Visit www.contemporarycolor.com for more information.
**We took home the silver medal at the South Brunswick Regional!
***Check out our competition schedule to find out where we are performing near you!
Black Watch through the years.....
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Mount Laurel, New Jersey