Stephanie Chavez began her Color Guard career as a member of the Cypress Falls HS Color Guard from 2003-2007. Upon graduating from HS, she continued to pursue her passion for color guard as a member of the Phantom Regiment Color Guard from 2007-2010. During her time with the Phantom Regiment, Ms. Chavez served as the Color Guard Co-Captain in 2009 and Color Guard Captain in 2010. After four years with the Phantom Regiment Ms. Chavez decided to march her last summer of drum corps with the 2011 Carolina Crown Guard. Aside from drum corps, Ms. Chavez, also performed during the winter guard season with Code Black in 2008 and continued her performance career as Captain of Cypress Independent Winter Guard in 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2016.After many years as a performer, Ms. Chavez continues her involvement in the color guard activity as an educator for many high school and independent color guard programs across the nation. From 2007-2013, Ms. Chavez was the Color Guard Director at Cypress Ridge HS, from 2010-2015 she was a tech/choreographer for the 2014 WGI Scholastic Open Champions, Spring HS and from 2013-2018 she was the Color Guard Director for the 2017 WGI Scholastic A Champions, Klein Oak HS. During the summers of 2012- 2013 she taught the Blue Knights Color Guard, the Crossmen Color Guard in 2015- 2016, the Boston Crusaders Color Guard for their 2017 season and was Color Guard Caption Head/ Designer for Phantom Regiment from 2018-2022. Most recently, Ms. Chavez served as Assistant Caption Head/ Choreographer for the 2023 Cavaliers CG and consulted for the BKCG and Madison Scouts CG. Lastly, during the winter seasons from 2013-2019 Chavez served as a technician and choreographer for Cypress Independent Winter Guard. Ms. Chavez is currently the Color Guard Director at Friendswood HS and serves as technician/choreographer for programs in the Houston area. Aside from her career in the Color Guard activity, she is also a graduate from the University of Houston with a Bachelor’s degree in Spanish and minor in Education. On her free time she enjoys spending time with her family, her partner Mason and loves cuddling with her cat, Pacha.