Anesidora Winter Guard is an independent color guard based in Arvada, Colorado. We have been actively competing at the local level in the Rocky Mountain Color Guard Association circuit since 2012 and nationally since 2013.
We pride ourselves on providing a thriving, artistic, and positive atmosphere for young adults.
Anesidora is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit with a 509(a)(2) designation as a private charity. If you’re interested in supporting Anesidora, donations are tax-deductible!
Raised in the savannas of Africa, Aaron’s parents were missionaries in Kenya for the first ten years of his life. There they raised ostriches on an ostrich farm. Afterward, Aaron moved to Colorado where he attended middle school and high school. At Arvada High School, Aaron was the vice president of GSA (Gay Straight Alliance) and it was there he was first introduced to color guard which is now his one true passion.
Aaron marched at Arvada all four years he was in high school and later went on to march Signature with Scot – the co-founder of Anesidora, and later, Opus X. He now works part-time as an Abercrombie and Fitch model.
Scot has been involved with marching bands and winter guards for more than 30 years. He majored in music education in college performing with several ensembles. During this time, Scot taught percussion and color guard at several high schools in Florida and Kentucky before moving to Colorado.
Scot has taught and assisted with several Colorado high school marching bands and winter guards since 2002. In 2004, he marched with the independent world class Signature Color Guard with Aaron. In 2011-2012, Aaron and Scot co-founded Anesidora. In 2019 & 2020, Scot served as the creative director for Anesidora’s second guard (Anesidora RA/A). Scot moved on from the organization in 2023.