WINTERGUARD STAFF EDUCATIONAL STAFF

Cecil Crabtree-Spring

Program Coordinator/Program Designer

Cecil began his teaching career as a graduate/teaching assistant for West Texas A&M University from 2001-2003, assistant band director at Harold Wiggs Middle School from 2003-2004, and at Americas High School from 2004-2012 where he served as an assistant band director, color guard director, and most recently as the high school’s student activities director.  Mr. Crabtree studied conducting under Dr. Gary Garner and Mr. Don Lefevre who he also had the pleasure of studying saxophone.   

 

Cecil has been a major contributor in the band and color guard activities creating successful outdoor programs and winter guard shows since 2004.  He has also worked with the Glassmen Drum & Bugle Corp and the Blue Knights Drum & Bugle Corp.  His programs have consistently medaled or won at every Winter Guard International Regional competition they have attended, won several fall marching show auxiliary championships, and state winter guard championships during his time at Americas High School and Pebble Hills High School.  He is also the second color guard director to place a Texas high school winter guard in Scholastic World Class Finals at the WGI World Championships.

Cecil has been a clinician and design consultant for multiple competitive groups all over the state of Texas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, New Jersey, and many more.  He has had the pleasure of working with fine programs such as Haltom High School (WGI Scholastic A Class Finalists & UIL State Marching Finalists), The Woodlands High School, Harlingen High School, Coronado High School, Mansfield High School, Onate High School, Permian High School, Ars Nova World Guard, Americas Independent (WGI Independent A Class Finalists), and many more other fine programs.  

This is Cecil's first year with Arsenal Performing Arts, Inc. and he is the Assistant Band/Color Guard Director at Pebble Hills High School in El Paso, Texas. 

Aaron Lozoya
Winter Guard Tech

Aaron is El Paso born and raised graduating from Eastwood High School in 2014. In high school he was a member and Captain of the Eastwood High School Color Guard. He is a recent 2020 graduate from the University of Texas at El Paso with a Bachelor of Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing. While at the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP), Aaron was a member of the UTEP Diamonds Color Guard and served as Captain for 4 years. While managing the team he also was the social media manager for the UTEP Diamonds. During his last year, he was the Undergraduate Assistant for the UTEP Diamonds assisting Cecil Crabtree-Spring and Dr. Andrew Hunter with the team.

 

Aaron is currently a Color Guard Technician for the Pebble Hills High School Spartan Color Guard. He has been a color guard instructor/technician since 2015 and has worked with Eastwood High School, Ysleta High School, Chapin High School and currently Pebble Hills High School. He also manages and helps create content for the Spartan Band/Color Guard social media platforms.