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Meet the Members of the Black Gold Open Winterguard!
Rance Mason - New Member
Merrielle Reasoner - New Member
Jordan Marbry - New Member
Kara Matheny - New Member
Kelsey Estes - New Member
Gage Robinson - New Member
We are excited to welcome Jason Ciesla to the Black Gold Organization Design Staff!
Jason Alexander is an active choreographer and designer in the pageantry arts. Jason has been involved since early 2006 in Orlando FL, where he worked with numerous programs including Lake Howell high school and Winter Park high school. Jason has also been one of the key components at Park Vista high school from 2013-2016, writing choreography for the color guard and marching band. He currently teaches at West Broward High School, training students and writing choreography for all winter programs (A and World) as well as the 4A state champion marching band.
Jason’s drum corps experience includes being a performing member of the Boston Crusaders (2007) and Carolina Crown (2008-2009). After aging out with the Carolina Crown in 2009 with a Silver Medal, Jason has taught at the Boston Crusaders Drum and Bugle Corps (2010-2012) and The Santa Clara Vanguard Drum and bugle Corps (2013-2016).
Jason has also spent many years performing in several winter guard programs such as, The Knights World in 2007, Northeast Independent 2008 (WGI World Class Bronze medalist), 09, 10, and Braddock Independent World 2012 and 2013. Jason also performed in Taiwan, December of 2015 with The Santa Clara Vanguard during their international tour.
To Jason, color guard is not just a hobby, it is his life. Color guard has introduced him to amazing people, which have formed into amazing friendships. It taught him responsibility, self-confidence, and created unforgettable experiences and with that, he is beyond grateful. This will be Jason's first year with the Black Gold Organization and we are so excited to have him with us!
We are excited to welcome Tanner Jones to the Black Gold Organization Design Staff!
Tanner Jones resides in Coatesville, PA. He has been around the activity since birth and began performing at a young age. His winter guard experience began at Archbishop Wood High School and continued onto The Black Watch in 2012-2015 and Pennsauken Independent. His drum corps experience began in 2011 with the Jersey Surf Drum and Bugle Corps, and continued with the 2012 DCA World Champions, The Reading Buccaneers. Tanner then expanded his experience to the west coast where he marched both the Santa Clara Vanguard Drum and Bugle Corps and the Blue Devils Drum and Bugle Corps.
His teaching and choreography opportunities have include Archbishop Wood High School, Archbishop Ryan High School, Coatesville High School, Steel Spirit of Coatesville, Main Line Independent, Pennsauken High School, Pennsauken Independent, Americas High School, The Light Winterguard, and Downingtown West High School. This past summer Tanner was the Color Guard Caption Head for New Jersey’s newest DCI Corps, Encorps. He is currently Color Guard Director at Unionville High School and is on the design team for The Black Watch this winter. This will be Tanner's first year with the Black Gold Organization and we are very happy to have him on board.
Meet the Members of the Black Gold World Winterguard!
Jena Elfer - New Member
Tyler Maroney - 2 Year Member
Raul Alfonso - New Member
Sarah Pichardo - New Member
Nathan Ascano - 3 Year Member
Evan Murr - 3 Year Member
Director of Black Gold