Assistant Colorguard Instructor
Starting her freshman year in high school, Marissa has been performing in the colorguard activity for 9 years. At Topsail High School, she was an active member of the colorguard program for all four years (2006-10) and participated in the winterguard program for two years (2007-08). During her junior year (2009), Marissa performed with Croatan Independent World Winterguard. Following this, she began a four-year performing career (2010-2013) with First Flight World, a nationally recognized group for completing in finals at WGI World Championships. Marissa is currently a performing member of the Pride of Cincinnati Winterguard, a four time WGI World Class Gold Medalist. Marissa also marched with the Drum and Bugle Corps. Carolina Crown for six years from 2008 until aging out in 2013. Her colorguard and winterguard teaching experience include ECU Winterguard 2014 and Carolina Crown Drum and Bugle Corps. 2014. Come December 2014, she will be graduating with a Bachelor’s in Biology. Marissa’s love for this activity and drive to share her passion fuel her excitement to be working with the ECU Marching Pirates Colorguard this season.