2019 Cast Biographies

 
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Aileen Parker

Age:18

City: Round Rock, Tx

Education: ACC, Studies General Studies

Marching Experience: Cedar ridge HS ‘14-’18

Favorite WGI Show(s): Mechanicsburg HS 2015 "Every Forty seconds"

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Amber Baines

Age: 20

City: Pearland, Tx

Education: Alvin Community College, studying general studies

Marching Experience: Manvel HS 2014-2016, Bobcat Marching Band at Texas State University 2016 , ATX Open 2017, ATX 2018

Favorite WGI Show: Imbue 2016

Alex Findeisen

Age:18

City: Round Rock, Tx

Marching Experience: Westwood HS 2014-2017

Favorite WGI show: Black Gold 2017, Bullero

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Caelin Bird

Age: 18

City: San Marcos, Tx

Education: Texas State University, Studies Nursing

Marching Experience: Westwood HS Colorguard 2015-2018

Favorite WGI Show: Cypress Independent 2017, Dangerous Liaisons

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Cheyenne Taylor

Age: 22


City: Houston,Tx


Marching Experience: Cedar Ridge High School 2012-2015 , Guardians DBC '13 & '16, Spirit Independent '16 & '17


Favorite WGI show: West Broward Hs 2018 & POC Summer of Love

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Daniel Alvear

Age: 18
City: San Marcos, Tx

Education: Texas State University, Studying Criminal Justice


Marching Experience: Katy HS Marching Band (2014-2018), Katy HS Colorguard(2018)

Favorite WGI Show: Black Gold 2017

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Elijah Falcon

Age: 22

City: San Antonio, Tx

Marching Experience: Claudia Taylor Johnson High School 2011-2014, Bluecoats 2013-2014, Carolina Crown 2016, Boston Crusaders 2017-2018, Invictus 2017, ORIGINS 2018

Favorite WGI Show: Pride of Cincinnati 2010, Summer of Love

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Hernan Mendieta

Age: 22


City: Austin, Tx

Marching Experience: John B Connally high school ‘10-’14, Capriccio Winterguard ‘15, Industry Winterguard ‘17, Origins ‘18


Favorite WGI Show: Everybody 1996

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Katherine Harber

Age: 22

City: Austin, Tx

Marching Experience: McNeil High school ‘12-’15, Atx Winterguard 2016-2017, Crossmen DBC ‘15-’18
🍊rigins 2018- present

Favorite WGI Show: Patriots 1999, Liquid Days

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Katie Kilgore

Age: 18

City: Pflugerville, Tx

Marching Experience: Pflugerville High School 2014-2018, Guardians 2016 & 2017, Troopers 2018

Favorite WGI Show: Northmont 1997, “Dante’s Inferno”

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Kayla Ruiz

Age: 22

City: San Marcos, TX

Education: Texas State University, Mass Communications with a concentration in Public Relations

Marching Experience: Sharyland HS (‘10-‘14), Genesis DBC (‘11-‘13), TXST Colorguard (‘14-‘16), Violet Crown Indoor Percussion (‘17), ORIGINS colorguard (‘18-present)

Favorite WGI Show: Zydeco 2012 "Remember the Tin Man"

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Kelly Funk

Age: 19

City: Austin, Tx

Marching experience: Round Rock High School 2013-2017, Origins 2018- Present

Favorite WGI Show: CGT Dallas 2018, Dust and Ashes

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Lauren Lash

Age: 19

City: Katy, Tx

Education: Lone Star College, studies History

Marching Experience: Tompkins HS 2013-2017, Axis WG 2018

Favorite WGI Show: Northmont 1997, Dante’s Inferno

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Leah Rodriguez

Age: 21

City: Pflugerville, Tx

Education: Virginia College, Studies Medical Billing

Marching Experience: Manor High School Color guard 2011-2015, Industry Independent 2016 - 2017, Origins 2018 - Present

Favorite WGI Show: 1997 Dante's inferno by Northmont high school

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Libby Stewart

Age: 18

City: Austin

Education: Austin Community College, Studies Education

Marching Experience: McNeil HS ‘14-’18, Crossmen ‘16-’18

Favorite WGI Show: Fantasia 2004, Vanishing Act

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Lily Orozco

Age: 20


City: Edinburg, Tx

Education: UTRGV, Studies Social Work


Marching Experience: Robert Vela HS 2013-2016, Industry 2017, Origins 2018, Genesis DBC 2015-2018


Favorite WGI show: Trumbull High School 2017

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Maddie McCormick

Age: 18

City: Round Rock, Tx

Education: ACC, Studies Psychology

Marching Exprience: McNeil HS ‘14-’18, Genesis DBC ‘16, Crossmen DBC ‘17-‘18

Favorite WGI Show: Paramount 2016: The Rule of Three

Marco Ramirez

Age: 20

City: Premont, Tx

Marching Experience: Premont HS ‘13-’16, Genesis DBC ‘17, ATX Winterguard ‘18

Favorite WGI Show: Pride of Cincinnati 2012, Preaching to the Choir

Maria Padron

Age: 20

City: Santa Rosa, Tx

Marching Experience: Santa Rosa high school 2011-2015 TXST BMBCG 2015, ATX 2016, ATX Open 2017, Origins 2018.

Favorite WGI show: Pride of Cincinnati "Sideshow: Alive on the Inside" 2004

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Marissa Sanchez

Age: 19

City: Cedar Park, Tx

Marching experience: Rouse HS 2013-2017, Genesis 2017 and Origins 2018

Favorite WGI show: Zydeco 2012, Remember the Tinman

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Nick Resendez

Age: 22

City: Santa Rosa, Tx

Marching Experience: Santa Rosa HS 10’-14’, Genesis DBC 14’ & 17’, Capriccio 15’, Timbre indoor perc 16’ & 17’, ORIGINS 18’

Education: South Texas College, Studies Music

Favorite WGI Show: Pride of Cincinnati 2010 “Summer of Love” Imbue 2015 “Here and Now”

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Riley Taylor

Age: 19

City: San Marcos, Tx

Marching Experience: San Marcos HS 2016-2017, Genesis dbc 2017, ATX wg 2018

Favorite WGI Show: Pride of Cincinnati 2012- preaching to the choir

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Rosa Yin

Age: 18

City: Austin, Tx

Education: UT Austin, Studies Government

Marching Experience: Sandra Day O’Conner HS ‘14-’18, Crossmen ‘17-’18

Favorite WGI Show: Pride of Cincinnati 2004, Freak Show

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Ryley Pollock

Age: 22

City: San Marcos, Tx

Education: Texas State University, studies Wildlife Biology

Marching Experience: Vista Ridge HS 2011-2012, Rouse HS 2013-2014, ATX 2016, Genesis DBC 3016-2017

Favorite WGI show(s): Black Gold 2016- Bullero, Pride of Cincinnati 2010- Summer of Love

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Sarah Hinderliter

Age: 21


City: Austin, TX

Education: Austin Community College, Studies Education


Marching Experience: Cedar park high school: 2011-2015, ATX winter guard ‘16- ‘17, Crossmen DBC ‘14-’18, Origins ‘18

Favorite WGI Show: Alter ego, 2017, "Blueprint 31"

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Sydney Chaka

Age: 20

City: Houston, Tx

Education: San Jacinto College Central, Studies Interior Design

Marching Experience: Clear Lake ‘12-’16, Genesis DBC ‘16-’18, Axis ‘17

Favorite WGI show: Pride of Cincinnati 2015, Look Up

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Tamia Thompson

Age: 20

City: San Antonio, Tx

Marching Experience: Judson HS ‘12-’16, ATX Winterguard ‘17

Favorite WGI Show: Northern Lights 2004, Road to Perdition

Tyler Lewis

Age: 18

City: Austin, Tx

Education: UT Austin, Studies Advertising & Public Relations

Marching Experience: John Horn HS ‘16-’18, Black Gold “A” ‘18, Spirit of Atlanta ‘18

Favorite WGI Show: Fantasia 2002, Images of India

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Valeria Gonzalez

Age: 23


City: San Marcos, TX

Education: Texas State University, majoring in math with teachers certification


Marching Experience: San Marcos High School, ATX Winterguard (14-17), Genesis DBC (15-16), SCV DBC 17

Favorite WGI show: Black Watch 2013, Día de los Muertos

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Zach McGavern

Age: 18

City: San Marcos, Tx

Marching Experience: San Marcos HS ‘16-’18, Madison Scounts ‘18

Favorite WGI Show: Zydeco 2012, Remember the Tinman