Color Guard


Color Guard

     Everyone interested in being a member of the color guard, please plan on being in Murray on Saturday Aug. 9th.  Members should have previous color guard experience.  Uniforms will be fitted and shoes will be ordered at camp.  Our goal is to learn all of pregame and 3 tunes worth of work before the 13th. 

Hello Everyone! I'm Stephanie Smith, and I am the RacerBand Colorguard Captain for the Fall 2014 Season! I am a Senior and a double major in Nonprofit Leadership Studies and Organizational Communication. This RacerBand season will be my 13th season in colorguard! This will be my third year in Racerband! I had the honor of marching with Music City Drum Corps from 2011 to 2013 and have the pleasure of being on their Colorguard Staff for the 2014 season. Aside from colorguard, I am a sister of Sigma Alpha Iota, an International Music Fraternity. I also try to stay actively involved in the music department by participating in different ensembles. RacerBand is one of the best decisions I've made since I've been here at Murray State. I love being at rehearsal with everyone and seeing how we all connect through our art of performing and love of music! I love colorguard so much and RacerBand really taught me how to have fun while doing it! I can't wait to get this season started! If you need anything at all during the summer or during the season please feel free to contact me! My email My phone number is 812-774-3672. I would love to answer any questions you have about RacerBand, Murray State, or just college in general. I can't wait to meet you all in August!! 

Hey guys! My name is Emily Rohrer and I am one of your Section Leaders of the RacerBand Colorguard this season! I am a junior Psychology major and Nonprofit Leadership minor. I graduated from Russellville High School in Russellville, Kentucky in 2012. I have been doing color guard since 2010 and it is one of my many passions.  This season will be my third year in RacerBand and my first season being section leader. I marched one season of Drum Corps with Music City as an alternate and it was one of the best experiences of my life. I hope to return to the drum corps world next summer for my age-out year. Although it may be nerve-racking to come to college, RacerBand was my first family when I came to Murray State.  I love performing and RacerBand helped me share my passion with many people. If you need anything, feel free to email me at or call/text me at 270-893-4163! I would love to help you in any way I can! I can’t wait to meet each of your beautiful faces in August! Have a safe and wonderful summer!!

Hello everyone!! My name is Jackie Patterson; I am a junior Exercise Science Pre-Health Profession major at MSU, with the intent of becoming a physical therapist one day. I graduated from North Harrison High School, in Ramsey Indiana in 2012. This will be my 3rd season in Racer Band, and my first season as a section leader of the beautiful RBCG. I am also a sister of Sigma Alpha Iota, Alpha Lambda Delta, and The National Society of Collegiate Scholars. Being in Racer Band has been some of the best times of my college career so far; this is where I meet the majority of my friends and where I feel at home. I hope all y'all feel the same, and if you have any questions feel free to call/text me at (812)-572-6184 or you can email me at  I look forward to getting to know everyone.  

2014 Guard Staff

"This is my sixth year serving as the caption head for the Racer Color Guard. I have previously marched with Eklipse from 2002-2003 and have helped teach at Calloway County High School with the color guard for the past 6 years.  I was surrounded with drum corps and dance at a very early age, as my older brother (Shane, percussion staff), marched.  I have also taken dance for ten years and have had the opportunity to teach dance for six years.  I taught one year of Intermix indoor guard as the dance instructor & have also helped with other indoor programs.  I am a former Racer Band member.  I graduated in May of 2011 from Murray State University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree.  I encourage you to be a part of Racer Band Color Guard, it's one of the largest organizations on campus & the definitely the most fun!"


This will be my second year assisting with the Racerband colorguard.  Before teaching the Racerband and Calloway County colorguards, I marched for three years in Racerband. I also performed with Music City Drum Corps in 2011 and with Spirit of Atlanta in 2012 and 2013. I graduated from MSU in May 2014 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Communication Disorders and am currently in the graduate program for Speech-Language Pathology. I look forward to another year with Racerband!