Pattie McShane is a graduate of Eastern Illinois University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Consumer Affairs. She comes to Limestone with over 15 years of color guard experience in all aspects of the activity. She has coached at Richwoods High School in Peoria, IL, has been part of the staff at Independence Winter Guard based in Tinley Park, IL and served for 2 years as Secretary of the Midwest Color Guard Circuit. Her guards have participated in Winter Guard International level events including Regional contests and the World Championships. Pattie’s philosophy is that being part of color guard is not just learning how to spin a flag, but also how to interact with others, apply time management skills, and to be a leader where ever life takes her students.
Pattie and her husband Tim own 6 Little Caesars Pizza restaurants in Peoria, Pekin and Bloomington. She has one son & daughter-in-law, two daughters, and has recently become a grandmother to a beautiful granddaughter.
David L. Fairchild is a graduate of Western Illinois University in 2002 with a degree in music education. While he was at WIU he was the drum major of the Marching Leathernecks for two years, and studied the trumpet as his main instrument. He also marched in the Madison Scouts Drum and Bugle Corp color guard in 2000. Since David graduated from WIU he has been the band director at a couple school districts including District 90 in O’Fallon, IL and West Pike Schools in Kinderhook, IL. He has worked with and directed all grade levels throughout his time as a band director. David has also choreographed for many high school color guards in Illinois, Missouri, Indiana, and Kentucky. He has also judged many marching band contests in Illinois and Kentucky. David currently teaches elementary music in O’Fallon, IL. He still continues to choreograph for high school color guards as well. In his free time, he trains for triathlons. He has completed his second Ironman in Madison, WI.