Jen Barton (Greenville, SC)
JEN BARTON is currently the color guard director at James F. Byrnes High School in Duncan, South Carolina as well as the color guard caption head at Pacific Crest (CA) Drum & Bugle Corps.. While the Byrnes program has been Jen’s focus for eleven years, she has worked with numerous programs throughout her career, including The Cast and Etude independent winter guards, Pacific Crest (2011-2013) and Spirit of Atlanta (2014-2015) drum & bugle corps.
As a performer, Jen has appeared with Santa Clara Vanguard and Northeast Independent FL Winter Guard. She has also performed with the Florida State University Marching Chiefs, ad astra per ASPERA Winter Guard, and CrownGUARD.
Jen earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Instrumental Music Education from The Florida State University in 2004, where she studied flute with Stephanie Jutt and Eva Amsler. She participated in Marching Chiefs, Concert and Symphonic Bands, Harmonie Chamber Ensemble, Tau Beta Sigma, Golden Key and Phi Eta Sigma honor societies. Jen is a freelance choreographer,visual consultant and judges marching band winter guard regionally.