Fusion Winter Guard is proud to announce that Rich Kim will be returning for the 2019 Season as Show Designer. 2019 will be his 3rd consecutive year with FWG since it’s return to the floor.
“The success of Fusion Winter Guard’s program has been a huge result of Rich’s creativity and masterful approach design”, says Rob Watson, Fusion Winter Guard’s Executive Director. “When I took over the Fusion organization in 2017, Rich’s inclusion was a must. He constantly pushes our team to test the boundaries of design and brings an entertainment value that is unmatched.”
2019 marks Rich’s third year as Show Designer for Fusion Winter Guard. He started his marching career in the MAIN circuit with the South Brunswick HS colorguard from 1992-1999 and was their equipment writer and tech for 4 years after he graduated. After high school he also marched with St Ann’s World (2000 WGI IW Silver Medalist) and Blessed Sacrament World (2005 WGI IW Bronze Medalist).
He was a choreographer and tech of the award winning Bushwackers colorguard from 2005-2009 and was caption head in his last year. He was also the colorguard director at King Philip High School from 2005-2010, where the guard earned the USSBA Group IV Open Best Colorguard title each year he was director, and was a perennial WGI SO Finalist. For the past 15 years, he has designed shows, soundtracks, and consulted for many programs including Emanon World (NJ), Miamisburg HS (OH), Sacred Heart (MA), Fusion Core Drum Corps (NJ), and Somerville HS (NJ) – the WGI 2012 SA and 2015 SO Champion.
He currently designs for Blessed Sacrament World (MA), is the show designer for St Ann’s (MA) and Washington HS (MO) winterguards, and is the assistant guard caption head/design staff for the Crossmen Drum and Bugle Corps & Bones Guard, and happy to return in his third year with Fusion Winter Guard.
Outside of guard, Rich is a practicing artist, ranging in media from painting, installation, and video. He received his BFA in Visual Arts from Rutgers Univ-Mason Gross, MSAE from MassArt, and MFA from MICA. He has published several articles on art education and has presented research on creativity and contemporary art at many conferences across the US. He is in his 15th year as a high school art teacher in Walpole, MA teaching ceramics and sculpture and has been the director of the school’s dance company for the past 13 years.
Please join the Fusion Winter Guard family in welcoming back Rich Kim as show designer.