Ayanna Winter Guard: Instructional Staff

 

 

Enrique Miramontes - Caption Head




Enrique Miramonte’s involvement in the marching arts started in high school as a member of the Lincoln High School Marching Band and the LAUSD All-City Honor Band (1990-1994).  In 1994, after graduation, he joined the Pasadena City College Lancer Marching Band and marched with the Tournament of Roses Honor Band.

Enrique began his career as an educator when he took on a volunteer position as color guard instructor at Lincoln High School in 2001.  The following year he founded and formed Project “L” Independent Performance Group, which recruited high school students and community members.   The group went on to compete in the WGASC and WGI pageantry circuits (2003 – 2010). Project “L” was a 2007 and 2008 WGI Independent A Class Finalist and the 2008 WGI West Coast Independent A Class Champions.   While directing Project “L” Winter Guard, Enrique returned to the PCC Lancer Band program in the fall of 2006 and performed with the band and the Tournament of Roses Honor Band through the 2009 season where he served as captain from 2007-09.   


Starting in the fall of 2011, Enrique accepted the position of color guard caption head for the Lancer Marching Band Color Guard and joined the pageantry staff for the Tournament of Roses Honor Band.


Enrique’s love for performing continues as he is a current member of Cheer Los Angeles, a non-profit organization that performs to raise money for charities that benefit people affected by HIV/AIDS.  He is also the cheer coach at Thomas Jefferson High School as part of the UCLA After School Program, a branch of the Beyond the Bell program of LAUSD. 


It is the love for the performing arts and making a difference in our youth that spawned Enrique’s desire to launch the Ayanna Winter Guard at Pasadena City College. 

 

Dr. Deborah Seeley - Instructor



Debbie’s passion for the performing arts began with ballet training at the age of 3 and then further developed when she was introduced to color guard upon entering high school. In addition to performing in the marching band and winter guard programs at Clayton Valley HS, she also spent two summers performing with the Blue Devils ‘B’ Drum and Bugle Corps (1996-97), four summers with the Blue Devils ‘A’ corps(1998,2000-02), where she performed throughout the United States as well as in Canada, Europe and Japan, and three winters with the Raiders World Winter Guard (2001-03), where she won a gold medal in 2003.


In 2002 Debbie graduated from the University of California, Santa Cruz with a major in Anthropology and a minor in Theater Arts with Dance emphasis. She taught dance and color guard classes at local middle schools through the university’s Arts Bridge program and also co-founded the Santa Cruz High School Winter Guard Program. Debbie has been teaching color guard for over 10 years at public and private programs throughout California, some of which include Westlake HS, Clayton Valley HS, Santa Cruz HS, Amador Valley HS, Freedom HS, Chaminade HS, Blue Devils Open Winter Guard and the Blue Devils ‘B’ Corps.  Along with instructing Ayanna, Dr. Seeley is also the pageantry director for the Pasadena City College Tournament of Roses Honor  Band.

 

 

Raul Torres- Instructor




It wasn’t until after high school that Raul found his passion for the colorguard activity. Raul attended Canoga Park High School where he was heavily involved in all music programs offered by at that time was a music academy high school. His participation in the high school marching band, jazz band, wind ensemble, and AP music theory classes grew his desire for all forms of performing arts. During and after high school he continued his education in music performance at Moorpark Community College performing in the jazz band and wind ensemble.


Raul started his colorguard career in 2005 performing with Project “L” Winterguard for four consecutive winter seasons. In 2005, he performed with Mystikal Drum & Bugle Corps and in 2007 he performed with Gold Drum & Bugle Corps. In 2011 he relocated to Dayton, Ohio where he spun and danced with O2 World Class Colorguard. Raul has taught at Project “L” Winterguard, Gold Drum & Bugle Corps, Pasadena City College Lancer Marching Band and many high school programs throughout his 10 years involved in this activity. Raul also teaches lyrical dance at Dance Engagements, a non-profit dance company. 2013 is Raul’s first year designing an Independent A class show and he would like thank his fellow staff members and director’s for all their support and guidance this season.

 

 

Joey Leon - Instructor