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 Randy Badillo

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.

Randy has had the opportunity to design for many of Southern California’s High School programs. Currently Randy is the Guard caption head at St. John Bosco HS (Bellflower) and Gabrielino High School and serves as a designer for West High in Torrance.

Randy has been an adjudicator for California State Band Championships for 5 years.