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

Photo of Jose Rodriguez

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. Since then he has performed with Colorguard groups such as Pacific Crest Drum & Bugle Corp, Genesis Ensemble, The Santa Clara Vanguard Winterguard and with the Repertory Dance Ensemble at Mount San Antonio College. His main focus is choreographing and teaching dance to young performers who desire to learn the different styles of dance. His choreography has been displayed multiple times at the Sophia B. Clarke theater and was nominated to exhibition one of his dances at the American College Dance Association (ACDA) in Southern California region in 2018.  Since then has had the pleasure to teach at various schools and studios, and is currently a dance teacher at Top Billing entertainment. He is the head coach of their dance team and one of the ballet coordinators. He has completed his Dance Teacher Certificate at Mount San Antonio College and his goal is to continue with his dance studies in order to teach and influence young people the power of dance