Wil is a 1997 graduate of Apollo High School and a St. Cloud All-City Marching Band alum where he participated four summers as a trombone, percussionist and in the color guard. He went on to march with the Royal Guard of the Twin Cities, Heritage winter guard of Madison, WI, and several years with Minnesota Brass. He has been teaching color guard since 1997, some of which include, St. Cloud All-City and Eclipse winter guard, Minnesota Brass, Park Center High School, Rosemount High School and Eastview High School. He currently serves as Vice-President on the North Star Color Guard Circuit board and is a summer/fall adjudicator with the Tri-State Judges Association.
Emily Merriman - Emily is a 1995 graduate of Irondale High School where she participated in the extensive summer, fall and winter marching opportunities. After graduating, Emily's marching experience includes Minnesota Brass, The Colts, Royal Guard, Seneca winter guard, Chimeras of Nashville, TN and Northeast Independent of Jacksonville, FL. Her teaching experience is equally as diverse and includes Eclipse winter guard, Coon Rapids High School, Champlin Park High School, Avid winter guard, Minnesota Brass, Rosemount High School and Park Center High School.