Adam Sage will be the Santa Clara Vanguard's color guard caption head as well as one of the color guard designers for the upcoming 2003 season. "Adam will bring a new and fresh perspective to the SCV color guard and show," says corps director Rick Valenzuela. Sage's extensive background in drum corps color guard, as well as Winter Guard background will make for an exciting addition to SCV. Sage is currently a fourth-grade teacher in Kennesaw, Ga., where he lives. He is also the color guard director and designer for Kell High School in Marietta, Ga. Sage has worked with numerous programs in Florida including Tarpon Springs High School, East Lake High School, Seminole High School (1993 WGI A class Bronze medallists), Clearwater High School and Pope High School in Marietta, Georgia. Pope High School was the 2000 WGI Open class Silver medallists and the 2002 WGI World class Bronze medallists.Sage spent 1996 through 2002 working with the Cavaliers. Before teaching the Cavaliers, he was the color guard caption head with the Crossmen from 1994 to 1995, and caption head with Magic of Orlando from 1992 to 1993. His drum corps marching experience includes being a member of the Suncoast Sound from 1988 to 1989, and The Cadets of Bergen County from 1990 to 1991.Sage is also actively involved with Winter Guard International (WGI). He was the director of The Company Colour Guard from 1995 to 1999. The Company was a two-time WGI World Champion in the A (1995) and Open (1996) class. He was also a member of Emerald Marquis from 1990 to 1991. Sage is also an adjudicator in the Southeast.