Joan Noble-Pruett is in her second year as an assistant coach with the Michigan dance team. She brings a wealth of experience gathered through her years working with color guard ensembles across the country. She is currently serving her 19th season with Michigan Marching Band as the flag instructor. She also directs the Michigan Winter Ensemble competition color guard of the Michigan Marching Band. With the dance team, she lends her expertise in formations, transitions and precise execution.
Noble-Pruett continues to work with numerous high school programs throughout the country and is a sought-after judge around the United States for competitions. Each summer she is a featured instructor at Central Michigan University's drum major and color guard clinics.
Prior to Michigan, Noble-Pruett was the color guard instructor for the Indiana University Marching Hundred for four years. She also taught color guard and dance with the Star of Indiana Drum and Bugle Corps and the Spirit of Atlanta.
While she was active in competition herself, she competed for six seasons in Winter Guard International and was part of the gold medal winning State Street Review team at the world championships in 1987. She also competed for nine seasons in Drum Corps International with several ensembles.
Noble-Pruett is a graduate of Novi High School and holds a Bachelor's degree in Journalism and English from Indiana University. She lives in Farmington Hills with her husband Brandt and the couple has one son, Steven.