Mr. Broadbent is a graduate of Western Connecticut State University. Prior to coming to Flanagan in 2001, Mr. Broadbent taught music at Samuel Staples Elementary School in Easton, Connecticut.
He marched from 1990-1992 in the Connecticut Hurricanes senior drum and bugle corps and with the 1993-1996 Cadets of Bergen County. Mr. Broadbent has teaching experience with the 1997 Boston Crusaders, and with the Cadets from 1998 to 2002 (including a year as the Color guard caption head in 2001) and 3 DCI World Championship Titles. Mr. Broadbent returned to the Boston Crusaders from 2004-2006 and has returned to the Cadets in 2009 & 2010. Other color guard teaching experiences include Danbury HS, Connecticut from 1994 to 1998, Norwalk HS, Connecticut from 1998 to 2001, the 2001 St. Anns World bronze medalist, 2002 Braddock Independent as well as the Southern Knights Winter Guard from Brighton, England from 2006 to 2012. Mr. Broadbent currently is working on program coordination for the Colts Drum and Bugle corps for Debuque, Iowa.
Mr. Broadbent has been the Director of Color Guards at Flanagan High School since 2001. Since then, Flanagan has received the Scholastic Open Bronze medal in 2003, State Color Guard Champions in 2004 & 2006 as well as WGI Scholastic World Class Finalist since 2004. They are the South Florida Winter Guard Association Champions for the last 15 consecutive years, longer then any other school in South Florida history. In 2008 & 2012, Flanagan was named the WGI Scholastic World Champions, 2013 & 2015 Scholastic World Silver Medalist and in 2009 and 2011 the WGI Scholastic World Bronze Medalist. Flanagan was also the 2012 recipient of the WGI Scholastic World “Fans Favorite” Award. Mr. Broadbent currently serves on the South Florida Winter Guard Association Board, SFWGA Judging Administrator, WGI Advisory Board and WGI Board of Directors.
In 2013 Mr. Broadbent was inducted into the South Florida Winter Guard Association Hall of Fame.
Matthew Winans attended the State University of New York (SUNY) at Brockport in Rochester, NY where he earned two bachelors degrees in Communications and Dance. In 2005 he relocated to Florida to become a part of the instructional staff for the Flanagan High School Color guards and soon after became a member of the schools faculty as a Social Science teacher.
Matt’s experience in the color guard activity goes beyond his age as his mother, Clara Lake, has been involved in the activity for many years in Medina, NY through marching, teaching, and in the judging community. Matt was a member of the Medina High School Winter guard and Marching Band for 7 consecutive years and recently returned to the program as a choreographer and consultant. Matt also is the Color guard Caption Head and designer for the Boston Crusaders Drum Corps (2008-Current) and returned as the Color guard designer for the Empire Statesmen Sr. Drum Corps. (2002-2004 & Current)
Other performing experiences include; many of the SUNY Brockport Dance concerts, the Empire Statesmen Sr. Drum corps, the Rochester Patriots Independent World Guard, and the Cadets Drum Corps. He has also taught and continues to teach many groups on the east coast including; Orchard Park HS, Stoneman Douglas HS, Victor HS, The Cadets Drum Corps (2005-2007) Western HS (2007-2008), Eastridge HS (Director 2002-2005), East Syracuse Minoa HS (2002-2004) & Pheonix HS color guards.
Emma Roberts currently lives in Pembroke Pines, Florida where she is a full time member of the Flanagan High School Marching Band and Winter Guard staff. Since joining the staff in 2001 the winter guard program has won the South Florida Championships ten times in a row and also a WGI bronze medal in 2010 and 2011 and the World Title in 2008. During the summer months Emma is a full time staff member with the ten time World Champion Drum & Bugle Corps; The Cadets. She was also a performing member of the Cadets from 1997-2000. She has marched and taught color guards such as Emerald Knights, Cardinals, Oakland Crusaders, Ventures, Genesis II, Bluecoats, Patriots, Cooper city H.S, University of Miami, Ooltewah H.S, Walkersville H.S, Patriots, and Emerald Marquis. Emma also travels each year to Sweden to work with the Strangnas Drum & Bugle Corps. Emma currently works full time as a Registered Nurse.
Evan Zubkovs was born and raised in Huntington, NY. He started his marching career at Walt Whitman High School, where he was a member of the drum line and was captain his senior year. While doing High School band, he was also involved with a local independent Winter Guard called Saturday Matinee. Evan’s passion for color guard during High School prompted him to expand his marching resume, and decided to march in Alter Ego Winter Guard in 2005 and 2006. From there, he went on to march in the renowned Blessed Sacrament Winter Guard for four years, from 2007 to 2010, and was one of the captains in 2010. Evan has taught several schools, including Walt Whitman High School, Hicksville High School, King Philip High School, and is proud to add Flanagan High School to the list. Other marching experiences include the Bushwackers Senior Drum Corps in 2003, and the Cadets Drum Corps in both 2008 and 2009.
Christine Nemeth grew up in Ohio and Florida, where she graduated from Plantation High School. From there, her educational career continues at Northwestern University, home of the “Best Band in the Land.” As a member of the Marching Wildcat Band, she grew to love color guard and the hard work that goes with it. At the end of her final marching season, NUMB was awarded the Sudler Trophy for college bands in 1992. With a BS in Materials Science and Engineering from Northwestern, she returned to Florida,and later began teaching Earth/Space Science at Flanagan High School. She fell into working with the Flanagan Color Guard soon after this, and has been blissfully happy ever since.
Anthony Williams graduated from Felix Varela Senior High’s class of 2011. Born and raised in Miami, Anthony has an extensive background in music which kickstarted his passion for color guard and the performing arts. He played the saxophone for seven years starting in middle school, and the bassoon for six years; in addition to that he was the drum major at Felix Varela his last two marching seasons in the program. His junior year in high school, Anthony marched the FIU Performance Ensemble which made Open Class Finals at WGI in the winter of 2010. In 2011, he then marched Horizon Independent Winterguard and eventually moved on to Braddock Independent World In 2012 and 2013.
After graduating high school, Anthony participated in his first year of drum corp with The Blue Devils Drum & Bugle Corp and has performed with them every summer since, aging out in 2014. They earned the George Zingali award for best color guard every season he marched The Blue Devils and in four years brought home two silver medals and two world championship titles. In the summer of 2015, he toured Europe with the Blue Devils International Corp in 5 different countries.
Anthony is proud to have taught many different kids in the South Florida area and has also taught groups in the Dallas, Texas area. He is currently on staff at well known organizations in South Florida and is excited to be working with established and renowned organizations as a start to pursuing his career in education for the arts.
Amanda Robillon began her dance training at the age of 8 years old in South Florida and trained consistently at Carol Colbert’s School of Dance, The Dance Conservatory and Boca Ballet Theatre. Her marching career began her sophomore year at Deerfield Beach High School, marching with The Colts drum corps her junior year (1999). During college (NWSA and FIU), she began teaching as the movement technician at Cooper City High School color guard (2001-2007) and earned her Bachelor’s of Fine Arts in Dance with a minor in education. In 2007, she relocated to Asheville, NC and opened “The Turning Pointe School of Dance,” which she owned and operated for the next 5 years. At TPSD, she taught students classical ballet, pointe, modern dance, jazz and tap. She hosted 5 major concerts as well as holiday performances. She is proud to announce that her dance students have been accepted to the following programs: Alvin Ailey NYC, Alonzo King’s Lines Ballet, American Dance Festival (ADF), The Rockettes, North Carolina School of the Arts (NCSA), Boston Ballet and the Marymount Manhattan College Dance Program. While in NC, she also became the color guard director at Brevard High School and consistently judged high school marching band in the color guard caption (2007-2012).
Amanda has recently relocated back to South Florida and is living in Boca Raton, FL. She is excited to be invited onto the color guard staff at Flanagan High School and continue to enrich her students’ lives through the art of dance.
Carlos Herrera comes to Flanagan HS from Los Angeles, CA. Born and raised in Southern California, Herrera brings a wide range of color guard knowledge to Flanagan. He has performed with different teams all over the country including Fantasia Winter Guard from Riverside, CA; Cypress Independent from Houston, TX; Pride of Cincinnati from Cincinnati, OH; and The Blue Devils Drum & Bugle Corps. Having taught many programs across the country, Carlos is excited to be here in Florida to experience working alongside some of the best people in the activity.
Kaitlyn Crawford, born and raised in Pembroke Pines, Florida, started twirling baton at the age of three. Along with her baton team, she competed in many national competitions including The Junior Olympics in New Orleans and USTA Nationals in Savannah, Georgia as a soloist and with her team, the Flashettes.
Upon entering high school, as a freshman, Kaitlyn joined the Flanagan World Guard. During her time with the World Guard, she has received two silver medals at WGI with her team. Kaitlyn has also received four gold medals at SFWGA championships from 2013-2016.
She now attends Florida International University studying Hospitality Management, with the aspiration to work for Disney in the future. Kaitlyn is currently helping to instruct the Flanagan A Guard in hopes of inspiring others with her passion for spinning.