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Julia Hachmeister-Link

Allegiance Color Guard Welcomes Julia Hachmeister-Link Back as Instructor and Board of Directors Member

Julia currently resides in Crystal Lake, Illinois with her family. She is the proud mother of four children, with her two daughters actively participating in Allegiance Color Guard. She holds an Associate Degree in Early Childhood Education and has devoted her career to teaching young children since 1985.

Julia started her own color guard career at the very young age of 3 as a “side arm” and mascot for her Father’s color guard unit, the Colleens. She performed with Corsair 2B when she was 7 and continued marching with a few other guards including Golden Knights, Destiny, and Guardsmen. One of the highlights of her marching career was placing 3rd at WGI in her age out season with State Street Review in 1992.

Over the course of her marching career, she also marched 6 seasons of Drum and Bugle Corps. She started as a Phantom Regiment Cadet in 1985 before moving on to the Phantom Regiment in 1986 and continuing to march with them until she aged out in 1990. Her favorite summer season was 1989 when the Corps performed ‘New World Symphony’.

A few years later, Julia began instructing at Maine West HS winter guard in 1993. After a teaching hiatus, she came back and taught the Steperettes Independent A unit from 1997-1999, even getting the chance to perform in WGI Semi-Finals in 1999. Julia then went on to teach the color guard at L.e.a.P. Indoor Percussion where they were PIA gold medalists at WGI in 2003 and 2004. She taught Barrington’s color guard from 2007-2008 before joining the Allegiance Staff in 2010.

Julia is very excited to be returning as a staff member and as Secretary for the Board of Directors she can’t wait for the new season to begin!