Watchmen welcomes Exodus Ensemble Winter Guard to the family

Watchmen Arts Association is proud to announce the newest member of the Watchmen family for the 2020 performance season: Exodus Ensemble Winter Guard. Led by the creative talents of Alex Vasquez and Randy Badillo, Exodus Ensemble will compete as an Independent A color guard.

Exodus Ensemble will offer quality instruction, encouraging individuality and diversity while maintaining a professional competitive spirit. Exodus Ensemble is located in Rosemont, California. The group will be performing locally in the Winter Guard Association of Southern California (WGASC) and will also compete in Winter Guard International (WGI), traveling to Dayton, Ohio.

Alex and Randy offer over 15 years of color guard experience. Both have instructed several excellent color guard programs in Southern California. Following Exodus Ensemble’s winter guard 2020 production, Alex Vasquez and Randy Badillo will be joining the Watchmen Drum and Bugle Corps for the 2020 summer season as color guard instructional staff.

Exodus Ensemble Winter Guard will join Watchmen Drum and Bugle Corps under the 501c(3) nonprofit parent organization Watchmen Arts Association.

Color Guard Staff

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Randy Badillo

Color Guard – Co Caption Head

With close to 30 years of experience involved in the pageantry and the visual arts, Randy has been a performer, designer, clinician and adjudicator. He has had the opportunity to be involved with several of Southern California’s finest indoor and outdoor programs.

He has had the privilege of working with Impulse Drum and Bugle Corp, Velvet Knights Drum and Bugle Corp, City Sound Drum and Bugle Corp, Pasadena City College, LAUSD Honor Band, and is a founding member of Gold Drum and Bugle Corp.Experience with indoor groups includes Genesis Ensemble, Nexus Winter Guard, Project “L” Performance Group, Pasadena City College percussion ensemble, and Hawthorne Gold Winter Line.

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Alexander Vasquez

Color Guard – Co Caption Head

Alex Vasquez I’m the Co Director of Exodus Ensemble. I was the director of Genesis Ensemble for nine years. Genesis Ensemble was a National competitive guard winning numerous awards through out our years. Genesis Last four years was a Semi Finalist at WGI in Dayton Ohio. We have also traveled to San Diego, Arizona, Union City, and Las Vegas.

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Jacob Hurtado

Color Guard – Technician

Jacob Hurtado has been part of the pageantry arts for over 10 years As a performer, choreographer, and technician. 

It all started back when he marched his high school program’s color guard at South gate high school in South Gate, CA. Color guard captain for three years and helped choreograph in his junior year.  

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Jose Rodriguez

Color Guard – Technician

Jose started to learn the fundamentals of dance at the age of 16 when he joined Colorguard. His desire to pursue dance was mainly to become a better performer and audition for bigger organization’s such as Drum Corp International and Winter Guard International. He started his first dance class at the age of 18 at Mount San Antonio College.