2024 Colorguard Staff
Color Guard Caption Head
Mitch Meussner is excited to take on this new role with the RBCG. Mitch started color guard at Arundel High School, where he’s been a designer and choreographer for many years and started marching Drum Corps with the Reading Buccaneers in 1997. From there he marched Independent World Class finalist Just Class from Baltimore, MD and the Crossmen Drum & Bugle Corps from 2000-2002. When not teaching, Mitch enjoys spending time with his niece and nephew as well as his puppy, Luna.
Shannon Hall currently resides in Montgomery County, MD and is the Senior Analyst of Workforce Management for Total Wine & More. He has a strong sense of passion, precision, commitment, and is detail oriented. His great deal of enthusiasm and creativity has led to several successful accomplishments with the teams he has led and has had partnerships with.This will be Shannon’s 15th year with the organization, 14th on staff. He has both performed and taught at Reading Buccaneers since 2008, Black Watch 2006-2010, 2012-2018, and performed at Contemporary Color in Canada and New York with Black Watch. Shannon has also taught at Pennsauken High School (NJ), Allentown High School (NJ), Broadneck High School (MD), William Penn High School (DE), Middletown High School (DE), Arundel High School (MD), and Field of View (PA). Shannon is thrilled to be returning to the RBCG staff as the Lead Choreographer for the 2024 season!
is a Reading Buccaneer alumni who started her colorguard career with her middle and high school programs. Makenzie joined the RBCG in 2013 and then from 2015-2017. She took the step to audition for a DCI corps and spent her 2018 and 2019 summer marching Santa Clara Vanguard. While at West Chester University Makenzie studied Elementary Education/ Special Education and a minor in dance. She marched with the Incomparable Golden Ram Marching Band 2016-2018, 2020. She took a leadership role in the 2019 fall season after she got double hip surgery. Makenzie also marched AMP in 2019 and 2022. She spent her 2022 summer marching one more year of Bucs. Aside from teaching WCU colorguard, she is a Special Education teacher. Makenzie is thrilled to continue to be involved with the RBCG in a different role.
Michael Latch has been a performer and educator in the colorguard community for over ten years. A greater Philadelphia area native, he got his start in the marching arts in high school where he marched all four years of marching band and indoor guard at Garnet Valley HS. After high school, he attended West Chester University where he performed with the WCU Incomparable Golden Rams Marching Band in 2017, 2018, and 2019. He has also marched with the Jersey Surf Drum & Bugle Corps in 2015, The Madison Scouts Drum & Bugle Corps in 2017, and The Bluecoats Drum & Bugle Corps in 2019 and 2020. He has previously been an educator with various high schools in the area including West Chester East HS, Garnet Valley HS, Downingtown East HS, and now currently works with Unionville HS as well as teaches with the Madison Scouts. He is also a current member with Fusion Winterguard where he is returning for his second season this winter.
Tyler is excited to return to the Reading Buccaneers colorguard staff this summer. Since joining the staff in 2018, he hopes to continue to provide training and choreography to further heighten the program. Tyler brings with him drum corps experience not only from his time marching in the Reading Buccaneers (2012, 2014, 2015, 2017), but his time in DCI with Jersey Surf (2009 – 2010) and the Cavaliers (2011). He also hopes to provide insight from his time teaching Field of View Winterguard for the past few seasons (2017 – 2023). This will be Tyler’s 5th season on staff.
Mikayla is currently a graduate student at Elizabethtown College studying Occupational Therapy. She started her color guard career in 2013 with the West Shore School District Color Guard middle and high school programs. Mikayla’s drum corps career began with the Cadets2 DCA corps in 2018 and continued with Carolina Crown from 2019 until she aged out in 2022. Mikayla continued her winter guard career after high school, marching with AMP Winter Guard from 2020 to 2024. She also started her Colorguard teaching career with Hempfield High School in 2020 and taught the RBCG for the first time last summer. Mikayla is thrilled to be spending another summer with the RBCG this year as the flag technician!
The beginning of my career started in 2011 with the Gateway Regional High School Winter Guard (2011–2018). Alongside their marching band program (2012–2017), throughout high school, I joined the Bushwackers Drum and Bugle Corps (2015–2019). After high school, I marched with Surge Independent in 2019.
During high school, I volunteered to help with Gateway’s Middle School Winter Guard in 2015 and 2016. After high school, I was a part of the Impetus Winter Guard Staff for the 2020 season. Since 2022, I have been working with the Haddon Heights Marching Band, along with their Indoor Color Guard, High Voltage.
I'm thrilled to embark on this new chapter with the RBCG, and I eagerly anticipate the upcoming season!