Dean M. Broadbent
Director of Color Guards
"Mr. Broadbent was inducted into the South Florida Winter Guards Association Hall of Fame in 2013"
Mr. Broadbent is a graduate of Western Connecticut State University. Prior to coming to Stoneman Douglas in 2019, Mr. Broadbent taught music at Samuel Staples Elementary School in Easton, Connecticut and was the Director of Color Guards at Flanagan High School. has been a part of 3 DCI World Championship titles. In addition to Mr. Broadbent’s numerous Drum Corps teaching experiences he has worked with many High Schools as well as Winter Guards including the 2001 Independent World Silver Medalist St. Ann’s Color Guard from Massachusetts and the Southern Knights from Brighton, England.
Mr. Broadbent has been the Director of Color Guards at Flanagan High School since 2001. Since then, Flanagan has received the Scholastic Open Bronze medal in 2003, State Color Guard Champions in 2004 & 2006 as well as WGI Scholastic World Class Finalist since 2004. They are the South Florida Winter Guard Association Champions for the last 17 consecutive years, longer then any other school in South Florida history. In 2008 & 2012, Flanagan was named the WGI Scholastic World Champions, 2013 & 2015 Scholastic World Silver Medalist and in 2009 and 2011 the WGI Scholastic World Bronze Medalist. Flanagan was also the 2012 recipient of the WGI Scholastic World “Fans Favorite” Award. Mr. Broadbent has served on the South Florida Winter Guard Association Board and WGI Board of Directors for over a decade. In June of 2019 Mr. Broadbent became the Director of Color Guards for Stoneman Douglas HS and a year later accepted a full time teaching position at the school as the Digital Media educator. In 2013 Mr. Broadbent was inducted into the South Florida Winter Guard Association Hall of Fame and served as the SFWGA Judging Administrator from 2017-2021.
Mr. Broadbent currently resides in Coral Springs, Fl where he is the primary designer for DE VISUAL DESIGNS. In his spare time he enjoys time with his family, daughter and two puppies.