Tim Newburn

Tim Newburn is he founder and Director of Cypress Independent Winterguard, who has been a WGI Independent World-class finalist since its inaugural season in 2010. He is also the Colorguard Director for both Langham Creek and Cypress Ranch High Schools in Houston, Texas, where he serves as the Program Coordinator and drill writer for the marching bands.

Mr. Newburn is excited to rejoin the Phantom Regiment staff, where he taught from 2000-2002. He has also had long tenures with the Bluecoats, Glassmen, Juliana of The Netherlands and most recently the Blue Knights Drum & Bugle Corps where he served as the Program Coordinator as well as the colorguard designer. He was the Director for the US Army All-American Colorguard and has served on the DCI Task Force as well as several circuit boards. He currently sits on the WGI Advisory Board as well as the Board of Directors.

Mr. Newburn serves in a variety of capacities to countless programs across the globe. As designer, coordinator, consultant, clinician, or judge, he has enjoyed working with numerous DCI, WGI and BOA finalists over the past decade and a half. He has a Bachelor s degree in Journalism from Ball State University and is hard at work on a colorguard teaching textbook, The Art of Down-Up-Flat.