Women’s History Month Spotlight: Mary Shiffer Creates The Vanguard Image

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When drum corps fans think of the Santa Clara Vanguard there are a multitude of iconic images that usually come to mind. The eight-pointed star with the red V in the middle. The Aussie with the delicate feather sticking up. But for many, the image of the red tunic takes center field, bold and striking.

The vision and creation of the red tunic, worn for decades by the Vanguard and originating from its early design in 1972, came from the home of Mary Shiffer.

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Posted by on Friday, March 26th, 2021. Filed under Current News, DCI World.