Color Guard

Manuel Ruiz

Color Guard Caption Manager/Choreographer READ BIO

Roberto Morales

Assistant Caption Manager READ BIO

Ruben Garcia

Tech READ BIO

Sarah Abdulal

Tech READ BIO

Richard Pantoja

Tech READ BIO

Javante Washington

Tech READ BIO

Damian Ramos

Intern READ BIO

Cristyn Boyd

Intern READ BIO

MANNY RUIZ

Color Guard Caption Manager/Choreographer

Manny has been involved with the Colorguard activity since 1999 when he switched from performing with the Bloomington High School marching band to performing with the winterguard. 

 

After high school, performance experiences with various marching band (RCC Marching Tigers), drum corps (Glassmen) and winterguards (Solution, Corona, Diamante) sparked a passion to continue in the activity as an instructor and choreographer. 

 

In recent years he has worked with programs such as Ayala HS, Santa Clara Vanguard Cadets, Mandarins, Black Crown, Arete Winterguard, Vox Artium, Malachi and Diamante as well as several other Southern California high schools. 

 

Manny is incredibly excited to begin his first year on staff with the Troopers as the Color Guard Caption Head. 

ROBERTO MORALES

Assistant Caption Manager

Roberto Morales comes to us from Los Angeles California! Morales has been involved with the fine arts for over 10 years and specializes in training performers to find their full potential through the realm of movement and dance. Marching Blue Devils Drum & Bugle Corps, Diamanté Winter Guard and Fantasia Winter Guard these organizations provided the backbone of Morales pedagogy and his principles drive from these amazing organizations. His formal dance education comes from Mount San Antonio College and various professional studios in Los Angeles & Switzerland! Not limiting himself to one area of the arts Morales has appeared in commercials, stage performances, small ensemble dances, Independent films and even the hit TV show “Glee”! Some groups in collaboration with Morales include Ayala High School, Rancho Cucamonga High School, Arcadia High School, The Academy Drum & Bugle Corps, Troopers Drum & Bugle Corps, Vox Atrium Winter Guard, Relentless Independent Winter Guard, Mandarins Drum & Bugle Corps, Malachi Independent & Diamanté Winterguard.

RUBEN GARCIA

Tech

Ruben started his marching career playing the flute in 2007, but after wanting to march drum corps, taught himself baritone and marched in Blue Devils B Drum and Bugle corps in 2010 and 2011. After, he felt like he wanted a major switch and learn a new skill, so he joined the Blue Devils B color guard in 2012. From there, Ruben continued to humbly March in Frente Winter guard from 2013-2015 and the Santa Clara Vanguard Winter Guard in 2016. During his time going to school in Merced, CA, Ruben opened and started the El Capitan High School Color Guard program in 2013 and most recently became a WGI Open Class Finalist in 2019. Ruben currently teaches at Arcadia High School, and lives with his partner in the Los Angeles area.

SARAH ABDULAL

Tech

Sarah Abdulal started her colorguard career in 2002 with Escambia High School in Pensacola, FL.  Having to move around a lot as a member of a military family she found great comfort in the marching arts community.  Currently she lives in San Diego, CA where she continued to perform through 2011.  For the past thirteen years Sarah has worked with great programs including Mira Mesa High School, Rancho Bernardo High School, Santa Clara Vanguard Cadets, Vista High School, Vox Artium Winterguard and many more.

RICHARD PANTOJA

Tech

Richard Pantoja is a colorguard instructor, choreographer, and technician based in Southern CA. He began, as a performer, in 2004 in the Oxnard High School Marching Band. After high school he joined Diamante World Winterguard, where he spent 6 years as a performer. He has now been an instructor for high schools in Southern CA, as well as Mandarins Drum and Bugle Corps, and Vox Artium. He is excited for 2021, which will be his first season as a guard instructor for The Troopers Drum and Bugle Corps.  

JAVANTE WASHINGTON

Tech

Hi I’m Javante Washington, I’m from Denver Colorado, the famous Rocky Mountain State. I’ve marched with Malachi Winter-guard 2015-2020 for winter season, for drum corps International,I marched with Madison Scouts 2015 and Santa Clara Vanguard 2017 and 2018. I had the pleasure of teaching at Pomona high school and Air Academy High School. This is my first time teaching a DCI Organization and I’m more than excited to start this new journey with The Troopers.

Damián Ramos

Intern

Damián Ramos started his colorguard marching experience his junior year of high school, where he performed two winter seasons then returned to teach his Alma Mater as tech for the next three years. In 2014 he started marching at Vox Artium winter guard, where he marched for 5 seasons. Damián has spent the better part of 7 teaching around San Diego, he now teaches at Vox Artium, Rancho Buena Vista and Mission Hills high school. 

CRISTYN BOYD

Intern

Cristyn Boyd hails from the great state of Texas. She was born and raised in Coppell, TX a suburb of Dallas. She started color guard in the fall of 2009 as a freshman and continued all the way through senior year. She graduated from Coppell High School in 2013. At the moment, Cristyn is finishing up college and achieving a Bachelors Degree for Physical Education. In April of 2013, Cristyn was contracted as a member of the Troopers D&BC in Color Guard. She marched for four years as a Trooper and aged out in 2016.In the Fall of 2014, she began teaching Color Guard at North Mesquite and Poteet High School in Mesquite, TX. This included Marching and Winter Guard seasons till November of 2017. In December of 2015, she started to work at Carroll High School in Southlake, TX. She affiliated with both marching and winter guard seasons till April of 2018. Also, helping close local schools from time to time.

 

In August of 2018, she became a color guard technician for the Diamonds Color Guard at Colleyville Heritage High School in Colleyville, TX.

 

Cristyn started Independent winter guard shortly after coming home from her first summer with the Troopers. She joined Brenham Independent Winter guard from Dallas, TX and marched in 2014-2015. In 2016 she joined CGT Dallas and just finished her fifth year as a veteran member.

 

In 2018 and 2019, Cristyn came back and joined the Troopers Administration Team. Her duties involved working on the food truck as the vegetarian chef as well as a transportation driver.

 

When ever Cristyn finds the free time to do fun stuff, the first thing she loves to do is hang out with her fellow CGT friends and family from time to time. Second, you’ll find her watching a lot Disney movies. Third, food is her best friend but her favorite is Asian and Mexican! Also, she loves music and will give you a jam out session in her car. Overall, she can’t wait to share this side of herself to you this summer!Cristyn is excited to be back for a third(?) year with the Troopers organization but more excited about joining the Color Guard Staff for the 2021 season! 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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