Benjamin Hipp is the Color Guard Director at Summerville High School in Summerville, South Carolina. A native of Lexington, South Carolina, he is a graduate of Lexington High School and the University of South Carolina where he graduated with a Bachelors in Music and a Minor in Art. He began work on the Masters of Education at Illinois State University before joining the staff of Summerville in 2007. He has been involved in the pageantry arts for over two decades, winning state and national accolades as a performer. As a coach, his teams have garnered over 50 medals including 18 state championships, 9 regional and national titles and a world championship. Mr. Hipp has been an active adjudicator since 2003. In addition to his color guard duties, he is the Carolina Sales Representative for Algy Costumes out of Hallandale Beach, Florida where he is involved in sales, consulting and design for countless high schools, universities, and professional teams across the nation. Ben is currently in his sixth year designing and choreographing for the Pickens High School color guard program.