My affiliation with Allegiance began in the fall of 2011 when my two daughters started Allegiance Cadets and shortly thereafter, I joined the volunteer staff and eventually added other roles such as unit director, show designer, board president, co-treasurer, home show cooridinator, Friends of Allegiance Sponsorship organizer and more. Having been actively involved in the pageantry arts since 1976 on many creative and administration levels with various organizations ~ the West Bend Patriots, Star of Indiana, Thunderbolts, Waukesha North, Elizabethtown HS, Saga, West Bend Winter Guards, and more - I was thrilled Lindsay and Lauren also discovered the magic of the marching arts, and especially with Allegiance. I enjoy being part of an amazing color guard organization with hard-working members, dedicated parents, talented staff, and a passionate Board of Directors!
In 2010, I decided to bring my many years of marching/pagentry experience as a performer, instructor, designer and director back to my hometown of Dundee, Illinois and started Allegiance Color Guard! Year after year I look forward to continuing the growth and success of Allegiance with each new season!
I had known Eric for a long time prior to him deciding to create an independent color guard in Northern Illinois. As soon as I saw the advertisement, I signed up my daughters and attended the first practice with them. I have remained active with Allegiance in many different capacities ever since.
Joseph R. Taylor
My formative years were spent with Phantom Regiment Drum & Bugle Corps - member, tour director, board of directors member. When my daughter wanted to get started in the activity we paid a visit to a rehearsal for the Allegiance Cadets in 2013 and we were hooked. This has been our family ever since.
My daughter got her start with Allegiance Cadets in 2012. My wife and I started volunteering shortly thereafter. Over the years I've enjoyed being equipment and trailer manager, videographer, emcee at fundraiser events along with other roles and I'm happy to add another volunteer position serving on the Allegiance Board of Directors.
I have two daughters who are currently members of Allegiance. I'm a Senior Business Analyst for a pharmacy care services company. I'm also the Color Guard Director at Lakes Community High School and District 117 Winter Guard.
I got to know Eric and Allegiance thru Cami. My daughter was in winter guard in high school and Cami was her instructor, and I was the guard Mom. I've been a fan of Allegiance since 2010 and am privileged to serve on the Board of Directors.