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Tony Castro
Executive Director

We welcome Tony as Executive Director for the 2023-2024 season!

Michael Patton 

Colorguard Director

Michael is from Pasadena, CA where he began his colorguard career at Marshall Fundamental High School in 2014. Michael gained lots of experience over the years marching at the World Class Mandarins Drum & Bugle Corps and the Blue Devils Drum & Bugle Corps. He was fortunate enough to march Diamante Winterguard and at Zoetic Winterguard where he served as the captain of the team. Michael began teaching a few local high schools in the SoCal area when he was only 18 years old and since then has really improved his skills in designing and teaching. His efforts and achievements are one to be proud of and we are excited to have him on board.

Eric Gonzalez 

Assistant Director 

Eric has completed over 9 years of performing in the marching arts activity and is excited to be apart of this new winterguard since its debut last year. Eric has been apart of a number of groups which include Pacific Crest DBC, Phantom Regiment DBC, and the Blue Devils. His winterguard experience includes Diamante Winterguard and Zoetic Winterguard. Eric teaches locally at a few high schools and has been teaching since 2018. He is thrilled to be alongside his best friend, Michael Patton, where he knows all ideas are limitless. There’s no other place to be than Élan Winterguard.

Educational Staff for the 2023-2024 Season

Xochi Villalobos

Jessica Rico

Angel Castillo

Jonathan Marrero

Christopher Vega

Design Team for the 2023-2024 Season

Rob Jett, Drill Designer

Gabe Escobedo, Design Consultant

Shavon Garcia, Design Consultant

Jacob Tortorete, Design Consultant

Fernando Rodriguez, Design Consultant

Skylar Mackensen, Design Consultant

Winterguard Staff Team
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