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UCM Color Guard Member performing with UCM Marching Band.


UCM Color Guard

Part of the UCM Athletic Bands Program, the UCM Color Guard is dedicated to excellence, entertainment, and education in the marching arts.  The UCM Color Guard program includes both a fall color guard and a competitive winter guard team. As a part of the UCM Color Guard, you can expect to perform at every UCM home football game, UCM homecoming events, our Festival of Champions exhibition performance, and cheer for our team in the stands.

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History of UCM Color Guard

2019-MCCGA Independent A Bronze Medalist
2018-MCCGA Independent A Bronze Medalist
2017-"Obsidian" MCCGA Independent Open Silver Medalist
2017-"Andesine" MCCGA Independent A Bronze Medalist
2016-"Obsidian" MCCGA Independent Open Bronze Medalist
2015-WGI World Championships Independent A Semi Finalist
2015- WGI KC Regional Independent A Champion
2015- MCCGA Independent A Silver Medalist
2014- WGI World Championships Semi Finalist
2014- Gold Medalist at MCCGA Championships
2014- WGI Kansas City Independent A Regional Winner
2013- Bronze Medalist at MCCGA Championships

Faculty, Staff, and Leadership


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Pursell, Dr. Anthony

Associate Professor
Director of Bands
Utt 202E
(660) 543-4680

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Baumanis, Dr. Julia

Assistant Director of Bands
Director of Athletic Bands
Utt 202D
(660) 543-8508


Allegra Wolff Color Guard Instructor

Allegra Wolff

2020-2021 Color Guard Instructor

Allegra Wolff is a recent graduate of Missouri Western State University earning a Bachelor of Music Education. She graduated from the University of Missouri - Kansas City in 2017 with a Bachelor of Business Administration – Emphasis in Management, while she performed in the Bands at the Conservatory. Originally from Branson, Missouri, Allegra worked with the Pride of Branson Bands as a woodwind & color guard staff member from 2014-2018. In 2019, she joined the team at Blue Springs South Jaguar Pride as a woodwind and visual staff member for their marching season. Allegra was selected for the 2019 Mark Williams Memorial Scholarship Fund as the only collegiate recipient for the Music For All Summer Symposium. This allowed her to participate in the Color Guard Instructor Academy and perform in the directors’ concert band, directed by Richard Saucedo.

During her time at Missouri Western, she was the Color Guard Director for the Golden Griffon Marching Band under the guidance of Dr. Nathan Gay. She was fortunate enough to be the pianist for the Jazz Ensemble and a clarinetist and featured conductor for the Symphonic Winds. At Missouri Western, Allegra studied clarinet with Trevor Stewart and jazz piano with Kathleen Holeman. With the help of fellow students, she reinstated the Winter Guard in Spring of 2020 where they competed at the MCCGA level. Allegra has served as an auxiliary and color guard adjudicator for the Cameron March Fest in Cameron, MO. She completed her student teaching at Ellison Elementary with Laura Wagers and at Heritage Middle School with Michael Dragen.

As a previous business student turned music teacher, Allegra has developed a unique perspective when it comes to music education in the modern world. Influenced by conducting experts Dr. Joseph Parisi and Steven D. Davis, she is excited to pursue her Master of Arts in Instrumental Conducting while being the Color Guard Director for the Marching Mules at the University of Central Missouri. Some of her most inspiring musical moments include performing at the CBDNA national conference in 2017 with the UMKC Wind Symphony, sitting in the pit for a performance of a Broadway musical, and performing her first clarinet recital at MWSU. 

Paige Bockes - Co-Captain

Paige Bockes

2020-2021 Color Guard Co-Captain


Paige Bockes is from Blue Springs, MO. She has a passion for music and the performing arts. She was a member of The Golden Regiment Color Guard as well as being a clarinetist in the Wind Symphony in her time at Blue Springs High School. She continues her love for the fine arts here at UCM. She is a member of the Marching Mules Color Guard as well as the UCM Wind Ensemble. 

Gretchen Perlinger - Color Guard Co-Captain

Gretchen Perlinger

2020-2021 Color Guard Co-Captain


Gretchen is in her 6th season of Color Guard, 3rd with UCM and 2 seasons with Mosaic Independent Winterguard. She is a member of the UCM Women's Choir, the National Society of Collegiate Scholars, and leads a university wide peer support group at UCM. Gretchen also is part of the UCM's study abroad program, where she spent time overseas in Spain earlier this year. In her spare time, she is a musician and writes/performs her own guitar, ukulele, and voice.


Prospective Student Information

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Winter Guard

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