Joan Noble-Pruett returns as Flag Instructor for her twentieth year with the Marching Band. She is the director of the Michigan Winter Ensemble, and Assistant Coach of the Michigan Dance Team. Before coming to Michigan she was the color guard instructor for the Indiana University Marching Hundred. Joan is a graduate of Novi High School and holds a Bachelor's degree in English from Indiana University. She taught color guard with the Star of Indiana Drum and Bugle Corps and the Spirit of Atlanta and has worked with numerous high school programs throughout the United States. Joan lives in Farmington Hills with her husband Brandt and son Steven.