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2018 Cast Biographies

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Adryana Valderaz

Age: 18

City: San Marcos, Tx

Marching Experience: Lehman HS 2013-2017

Education: Texas State, Nursing

Favorite WGI Show: Pride of Cincinnati 2015, "Look Up"

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Austin Byers

Age: 20

City: Austin, Tx

Marching Experience: Westwood High School 2011-2015, Blue Knights 2016 (Baritone), Santa Clara Vanguard 2017 (Baritone).

Education: University of Texas, Music Education

Favorite WGI Show: Northern Lights 2006, "Meditation: In Memory of John Lennon."

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Elias Gonzales

Age: 20

City: San Marcos, Tx

Marching Experience: Lehman HS 2011-2015

Favorite WGI Show: Aimachi 2013, "Hanna"

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Gerran Molina

Age: 17


City: Austin, Tx


Marching Experience: James Bowie High School Outdoor Performing Ensemble 14-16,  James Bowie JV Winterguard 2015, James Bowie World Winterguard 2016-2017, Lake Travis High School Marching Band 2017, Carolina Crown 2017
 

Education: Lake Travis HS

Favorite WGI Show: 1997 Northmont High School Dante's Inferno, Fantasia 2008 The White Table: A Reflection of Youth

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Hope Garver

Age: 18

City: San Marcos, Tx

Marching Experience: Brazoswood HS 2013-2017, Guardians 2016.

Education: Texas State, Graphic Design

Favorite WGI Show: Pride of Cincinnati 2017, "The Inevitable Direction of my Life"

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Katherine Harber

Age: 21

City: Austin, Tx

Marching Experience: McNeil High School 2013-2015, ATX Winterguard 2015-2017, Crossmen DBC 2015-Present

Favorite WGI Show: Patroits 1999 Liquid Days

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Kayla Ruiz

Age: 21

City: San Marcos, TX

Marching Experience: Sharyland High School 2010-2014, Genesis DBC 2011-2013, Texas State Colorguard 2014-2016

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

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

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Lily Orozco

Age: 19


City: Edinburg, Tx


Marching Experience: Robert Vela HS '12-'16, Genesis DBC '15-'17, Industry Independent '17


Education: UTRGV,  Social Work


Favorite WGIshow: Zydeco 2012 "Remember the Tinman"

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Maddie Cuff

Age: 18


City: Cedar Park, Tx


Marching Experience: Cedar Park High School 2013-2017


Favorite WGI show: Black Gold 2016 “Bullero”

Maria Padron

Age: 19

City: Santa Rosa, Tx

Marching Experience: Santa Rosa high school 2011-2015, Texas State Bobcat Marching Band 2015, ATX winterguard A 2016, ATX winterguard Open 2017.

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

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Manuel Ayala

Age: 21,

City: Austin TX,

Marching Experience: Fredericksburg High School winter guard 2014-2015, Industry Independent 2017

Favorite WGI Show: Identity Winterguard 2011, Falling Slowly

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Samantha Fridley

 Age: 20

City: San Marcos, Tx

Marching Experience: Industry 2016-2017 and Cedar Ridge HS 2012-2015

School: Texas State, majoring in Communication Disorders

Favorite WGI show(s): Pride of Cinncinati 2010, Summer of Love, 1995 Escapade, Imbue 2014 and Northeast Independent 2009

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Angelica Pressley

Age: 20

City: San Antonio, Tx

Marching Experience: John Paul Stevens HS 2011-2015 Identity Winterguard 2016, ATX Winterguard 2017, Guardians DBC 2015

Favorite WGI Show: Flanagan HS 2016 "Old Skin", Black Gold 2017 "One"

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Carolina Fisher-Irizarry

Age: 19

City: San Marcos, Tx

Marching Experience: Manor high school color guard 2012-2016

Studies at Texas State University- Psychology major with a minor in Communication Studies

Favorite WGI show: Aimachi 2015, "Paper Cranes"

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Frankie Lopez Jr.

Age: 19

City: Rio Grande City, Tx

Marching Experience: Rio Grande City HS 2012-2016, Genesis DBC 2016.

Education: South Texas College, Social Work

Favorite WGI Show: Zydeco 2012, "Remember the Tinman"

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Hernan Mendieta

Age: 21


City: Austin, Tx

Marching Experience: John B Connally high school 2010-2014, Capriccio Winterguard 2015, Industry Winterguard 2017


Favorite WGI Show: Fantasia 2000 Kama Sutra

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Hunter Ehrlich

Age: 18

City: Pflugerville, Tx

Marching Experience: 4 years with Pflugerville high school

Favorite WGI Show(s):

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Kayla Arredondo

Age: 18

City: New Braunfels, Tx

Marching Experience: New Braunfels High School 2013-2017, Genesis DBC 2016

Education: UTSA, Biochemistry

Favorite WGI Show: Dawson High School 2017, COGnizant

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Kelly Funk

Age: 18

City: Round Rock, Tx

Marching experience: Round Rock High school 2013-2016
Round rock winter guard 14'15'16'17'

Favorite WGI Show: Pride of Cincinnati
 2014, "Preaching to the Choir"

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Leah Rodriguez

Age: 20

City: Manor, Tx

Marching Experience: Manor high school 4 years Industry 2years

Studies at Austin Community College

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

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Mallory Alton

Age: 19


City: San Marcos, Tx


Marching Experience: Dripping Springs HS 2012-16, Industry Independent 2017


Education: Texas State, Dance

 Favorite WGI show:  Warren Central HS 2014, "Sticks and Stones"

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Marissa Sanchez

Age: 18

City I live in: Cedar Park, Tx

Marching experience: 4 years at Rouse high school (2 years of being captain) , Genesis DBC 2017

Favorite WGI show: Aimachi 2017

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Rayce Risch

Age: 19


City: Austin, Tx


Marching Experience, Hardin High school Winterguard 2016, Pride of McNeese colorguard 2016, McNeese Winterguard 2017

Education:  Lee College, Music Major

Favorite WGI Show: Chandelier, University of Georgia, 2015

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Rosa Flores

Age: 20

City: San Antonio, Tx

Marching Experience: James Madison High School 2013-2015, Industry Winterguard 16-17, Guardians Drum and Bugle Corps 2017

Education: Northeast Lakeview, Nursing

Favorite WGI Show: Black Gold Winterguard, 2016, "Bullero"

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Sarah Hinderliter

Age: 20


City: Cedar Park, TX


Marching Experience: Cedar park high school: 2011-2015, ATX winter guard2016- 2017, Crossmen DBC 2014, 2015, 2017

Education: Austin Community College

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