Jude is very excited to return to the Phantom Regiment this season serving in the role of Visual Coordinator. Previous drum corps experience includes Spirit of Atlanta (Color Guard Coordinator 10-13), The Colts (Program Coordinator 05-09), The Glassmen (Movement Instructor 05), The Phantom Regiment (Color Guard Instructor & Caption Head 03-04), The Reading Buccaneers (Color Guard Designer 98-99).
Boughton has taught extensively around the country as a designer, choreographer, dance educator, and program consultant working with many groups including WGI medalists Mechanicsburg High School, and most notably with 12-time WGI Independent World Class finalist The Black Watch Color Guard (03-12).
Attending Kutztown University of Pennsylvania with a focus in Theater & Dance and additional studies in Movement for Non-Dancers & Dance in the Musical Theater Boughton has long been a student of dance and musical theater history in America and movement education to non-dancers.
Originally from Pittston, Pennsylvania Jude moved to Austin, Texas in 2010 where he is employed at Round Rock High School (2013 BOA Grand National Finalist) as Program Coordinator and Color Guard Director of the Dragon Band as well as at 2013 4A Texas State Champion Vandergrift High School as Program Coordinator. Jude is proud to have served as a member of the WGI Advisory Board & two terms on the WGI Board of Directors.
Jude resides in Austin, Texas with his partner Will and dog Laura Lee.