We are excited to welcome Mr. Will Archie to the Byrnes Color Guard program as the Color Guard Director.
Will Archie is a native of Rock Hill, SC where he has taught High School Social Studies at Northwestern High School for 15 years. Mr. Archie started his guard career in 1999 as an assistant instructor for Rock Hill High School. In 2002, he became the Director of Colorguards at Northwestern High School. During his tenure at Northwestern, the marching guard and winter guards have won numerous awards and championships including the SCBDA 4A State Championship in 2008. In 2014, Mr. Archie took over as the Director of Colorguards at Rock Hill High School, as well as Northwestern. Mr. Archie is also the Director of the District Independent Winterguard who is a 2-time WGI finalist. Mr. Archie is an active choreographer, consultant, designer, and adjudicator in North and South Carolina. In 2018, The Carolina Winter Ensemble Association awarded Mr. Archie with the Sport of the Arts Award for his committed dedication to the world of pageantry. Mr. Archie serves as an advisory board member for the Carolina Winter Ensemble Association. He is married to Elise and together they have 2 two daughters, Mackenzie and Hayden.