Color Guard Designer, The Cadets
John Lemire has been designing within the color guard activity for the past 16 years.
He is the current Director of Alter Ego Independent World; a role he has held since 2010. John has also served as the unit's Visual Designer, as well as one of the Equipment Designers since his first year with the unit in 2008. Alter Ego is the 2008 WGI Independent Open Class World Champion and has been a consecutive WGI Independent World Class Finalist for the past eight years since their promotion to the class in 2009.
John also currently serves as the Visual Designer for Trumbull High School's Color Guard and Winter Guard programs (2001-Present). In addition to winning multiple fall Color Guard Championship titles over the past 15 years, Trumbull is the 2006 WGI Scholastic Open Class Bronze Medalist and an eight-time WGI Scholastic World Class Finalist.
In the world of drum corps, John performed with various DCA corps along the East Coast and later went on to instruct and design for the Hawthorne Caballeros, Bushwhackers, Connecticut Hurricanes and Cadets2; achieving much success with multiple undefeated seasons and World Championship titles in the color guard caption over the past 10 years. The most recent World Championship title was with Cadets2 in 2016 where he served as Co-Caption Supervisor with Kristy Templin.
In addition to Alter Ego and Trumbull High School, John has also designed for various winter guards across the country including Lakota East High School, George Mason University, Ridge High School, Norwalk High School, Newtown High School, Claudia Taylor Johnson High School and most recently, Little Elm High School.
Aside from designing and instructing within our activity, John works as a Corporate Accountant/Budget Analyst for the Subway Corporation and currently resides in Derby, CT.