KIDA Loses One of Its Own

KIDA Loses One of Its Own

The KIDA family is with heavy hearts.

On Monday we lost one of our own, Bart Sword.


Bart LOVED the color guard activity especially indoor season. In recent years when you sat down and talked to him you would undoubtedly hear a story (or two) of one of his many successful years teaching North Hagerstown Middle School guard and you could just see the joy on his face. Bart was the guard rep for KIDA for many years and began the successful indoor guard program at Mechanicsburg HS with the Templins in the mid 90’s. He also took great pride in being a member of the KIDA Hall of Fame, which he was elected to in 2003.

In recent years Bart would show up at several shows through the season & volunteer his time to help at KIDA Championships.

We are going to greatly miss him, his huge smile & loving heart…rest in peace Bart