September 13th – 15th

Indianapolis, IN

(Registration Not Yet Open)


Michael Townsend, Color Guard Director of the Boston Crusaders, is excited to expand the Boston Crusaders Color Guard to a year round program with the introduction of Inspire. In his role, Townsend will facilitate the many layers of the design and choreography process for the new indoor guard. Townsend will continue to work alongside the talented BAC staff who represent many successful programs in the Midwest including Avon, Carmel, Center Grove, Miamisburg and Fishers, and will continue his 20 year collaboration with BAC Artistic Director, Keith Potter. For Townsend and the BAC staff, this year round collaboration in the Indianapolis area is a dream come true that will benefit the growth of the drum corps for many years to come.

Townsend began his performance career in North Carolina, building an impressive performance resume with The Cavaliers Color Guard 1996-2000, The Company Winter Guard 1998-1999, CrownGuard 2000, Pride of Cincinnati 2001, and the first U.S. tour of Blast! Since 2003, Townsend has been choreographing and designing for many award-winning programs around Indianapolis and nationwide, including Avon, Carmel, Miamisburg, and Fishers High Schools, Pride of Cincinnati, Carolina Crown, and the Boston Crusaders. Over the past 16 years, Townsend’s programs have amounted 22 WGI scholastic World-Class medals, 4 Independent World Championships, 8 BOA Grand National Championships, and 2 Zingali Best Color Guard Awards. Townsend joined the Boston Crusaders staff in 2017 as Guard Director/ Lead Designer & Choreographer, and soon led the BACCG to a Zingali Award in 2018. In his next endeavor, Townsend looks forward to bringing the Boston Crusaders to the 2020 WGI floor with Inspire.