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Color Guard

Lindsay Beaumont

Lindsay Beaumont

Color Guard Designer & Co-Caption Head

Lindsay's marching career started when she was only nine years old, marching with an independent winter guard from Long Island, NY. From there, she has been a member of the World Class AlterEgo Winter Guard from 2007-2015, 2018. She also marched one winter guard season (2018) with Fusion World Guard.

Lindsay has marched with various DCA corps including the Bushwackers Drum and Bugle Corps, the Connecticut Hurricanes, the Sunrisers and Fusion Core. Her DCI experience includes four seasons with the World Class Cadets Drum and Bugle Corps from 2012-2015.

Lindsay has also taught various marching bands and winter guards on Long Island such as Mineola Marching Band, Mineola Winter Guard, Sachem Marching Band and currently is Color Guard Caption Head for the Pride of Malverne Marching Band and the director of the Malverne Winter Guard. Having been involved in the activity for over 15 years, Lindsay is excited to continue her FCCG Design and Co-Caption Head journey for the 3rd season alongside Nick Ashley!

Nick Ashley

Nick Ashley

Color Guard Designer & Co-Caption Head

Nick is super excited to be returning to the Fusion Core staff as Co-Color Guard Director.

His color guard career started in 2003 with Bushwackers and Saturday Matinee Winter Guard. Since then, he has gone on to work with many high schools on Long Island, such as Walt Whitman, Lindenhurst, Copiague, East Meadow, Roslyn, Mineola and Sachem.

He has been currently working with the Brentwood High School Marching Band/ Winter Guard since 2012.

Nick has also marched with organizations such as the...

  • Bushwackers (2003, 2007 and 2008)

  • Connecticut Hurricanes (2009)

  • Long Island Sunrises (2012)

  • Caballeros (2015 and 2016)

  • Alter Ego Winter Guard (2007, 2008, 2009 and 2012).

Nick's high honor awards consist of...

  • East Meadow HS winter guard  MAIN 2014 Gold Medalist in SN

  • Roslyn HS marching band NYSFB 2017 Gold Medalist in SS3

  • Sachem marching band NYSFB 2022 Gold Medalist in LS3

  • FusionCore Class A Gold Medalist 2022

  • Brentwood Winter Guard MAIN 2022 Gold Medalist in SAA

Nick's dedication and passion for the performing arts has made him a valuable asset to our organization, and we are excited to have him back.

Jacqi Chang

Jacqi Chang

Movement Technician

Jacqi is excited to be returning to Fusion Core as part of the instructional team this year!

She grew up in the performing arts since the age of five which ultimately led to her joining colorguard in highschool with Bridgewater-Raritan HS. From there, Jacqi majored in Biology at Rutgers University and spun with the Rutgers University Marching Scarlet Knights Colorguard. She continued on to march with AMP Winterguard in 2018, Fusion Core 2021 & 2023, Hawthorne Caballeros 2022, and Fusion Winterguard 2022-2024.

Off the field/floor, Jacqi is a medical billing specialist and enjoys adventuring. She is looking forward to working alongside the guard team for the 2024 season to inspire and educate future generations of members.

Ciara Gonzalez

Ciara Gonzalez

Flag and Movement Technician

Ciara is very excited to be joining Fusion staff this year.

Her love of performing started in the first grade when she first joined Sparklers Baton Twirling Organization. She began competing nationally in 3rd grade which she continued until her senior year of high school.  She had the honor of representing the United States competing internationally in Croatia (2017) and France (2019).

Ciara was first introduced to guard when her older brother joined marching band in HS where she attended his competitions. Watching the guard was exciting so she joined her freshman year at Brentwood HS. After graduating in 2019 she continued to volunteer with the color guard. In 2021 she became the assistant guard director for both marching band and winter guard. Guiding them to their gold medal in their inaugural season in 2022. Ciara personally marched in her first DCA group with Fusion Core in 2022 & 2023 to continue her love of spinning and performing.

She hopes to help create the same environment that made her love the activity so much!

Jimmy Christou

Jimmy Christou

Weapons Technician

Jimmy started his Color Guard career with the Sachem Marching Band in 2016.

After he graduated he marched with Sunrisers in 2021 and Fusion Core in 2022 and 2023.

In 2020 he was involved in creating the Sachem Winter Guard. Since then he has been directing both the fall and winter seasons and centers both programs around creating a positive learning environment centered around creating confidence through a technical approach.

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