Administrative /Media Relations

Michael Jones
Arsenal Drum and Bugle Corps
Assoc. Corps Director / Staff Coordinator

Mr. Michael Jones is excited to be returning as the Associate Corps Director and Staff Coordinator. In his inaugural year with Arsenal Drum and Bugle Corps, he was instrumental in helping redesign the education program. His work with the members and staff were key in the success of the Corps’ transition to El Paso Texas.

 

Michael is in his 19th year of military service as an Army Bandsman. In addition to his job as a Soldier, he’s in his first year as an Assistant Director at Captain John L. Chapin High School. In his first season, the Marching Band recently received straight superior ratings at the Region 22 University Interscholastic League contest.

 

Michael has been involved with the marching arts for over 22 years now. He has taught various high school, college, and drum corps groups and conducted clinics all over the country. Michael has been a part of numerous musical organizations, including the Music City Drum and Bugle Corps and Cadets Drum and Bugle Corps. In his early years of teaching, Michael worked for the Fred J. Miller Student Leader and Drum Major clinics, which helped shape his approach to teaching music. Michael recently finished a certification in project management, and is excited for the future of Arsenal Drum and Bugle Corps.

Aaron Lozoya
Glory Independent
Assoc. Winter Guard Director

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.

Caitlyn Collette
Arsenal Drum and Bugle Corps/Glory Independent
Logistics / Housing Coordinator

Beginning her teaching career in 2018, Caitlyn currently serves as an Assistant Director at Montwood High School. A few accomplishments during her first few years of teaching include: the band qualifying for the UIL State Marching Contest for the first time in history and receiving division 1’s at UIL and SISD Concert and Marching Contests. 

In the Spring of 2021, Caitlyn received her Master’s Degree in Conducting at the University of Texas at El Paso with a 4.0 GPA. She graduated from UTEP in December 2017, cum laude with a Bachelor’s in Music Education. During her time as an undergraduate, she played in multiple ensembles including the Wind Symphony, Orchestra, Early Music Ensemble, the Basketball Pep Band and the Marching Miner Band. In these various ensembles, Ms. Collette has held leadership positions such as being the Head Drum of the Marching Band for two years, conducting the Basketball Pep Band for two years and playing as the principle flutist in the Orchestra and Wind Symphony for multiple years. Caitlyn has worked with other music students to revive the Alpha Chi Chapter of Kappa Kappa Psi at UTEP, a music service fraternity. She served as President for the Alpha Chi chapter during the colonization period and after the official induction in 2016-2017. She has also served with the Student Government Association in 2015-2016 as a Senator at Large, representing 1000 plus students and their concerns on campus.

She currently plays piccolo with the Roswell Symphony orchestra in Roswell, New Mexico. In her spare time, Caitlyn gives private lessons to local students in the El Paso area. She is currently serving as the music caption head for Ethereal Winds, an indoor wind ensemble in El Paso, TX. Her past teachers and mentors include: Barbara Lambrecht, Kenny Capshaw and Dr. Ronald Hufstader. She is currently a member of the Texas Music Educators Association and the Texas Bandmasters Association.

Outside of the band world, she loves, food, hiking and traveling the world with her dog, Bolt.

Carlos Martinez
Arsenal Drum and Bugle Corps / Glory Independent Photographer

Carlos was born and raised in El Paso, TX graduating from Burges High School in 1990. Attended UTEP in the mid 1990's, where he was a member of the UTEP Cheerleading Team for 4 years. As a UTEP Yell Leader, Carlos earned NCAA Collegiate All-American honors in 1996.

Currently, Carlos is a 20 year veteran with the El Paso Fire Department and holds the rank of Fire Suppression Technician (driver) as well as a state certified EMT. Carlos has been photographing the Pebble Hills Marching Band and Winter guard teams since 2017. He continued on with Arsenal Drum and Bugle Corps during their 2019 and 2022 season as well as assisting with the Arsenal "Bomb Squad Bistro" throughout their season.  Carlos is also the exclusive photographer for Glory Independent where he has been since 2022.
 

Anthony Garcia
Arsenal Drum and Bugle Corps
Administrative Assistant

Anthony Garcia is currently studying at the Academy of Art University and is on track to receiving his Bacholar's of Fine Arts for Art Education.

Anthony Graduated from El Paso High School in 2017. Soon after graduation he worked under the EPHS Band as the Percussion Tech and Color Guard Instructor. He also particopated in WGI, WGAZ, and WTCA circuits in the EPHS Winter guard, Sun City Sound Independent and Glory Independent. Currently Anthony Is the Head Guard Director for the award winning CCG at Chapin High School and Irvin HS Nova Color guard. Under his direction, the guard program has received top placements for WTCA and WGI competitions. As well, Anthony is currently on design staff for Jefferson-Silva HS, Franklin HS, & Socorro HS.

Anthony’s goal is to empower and uplift every student that he has the pleasure to teach, and guide the youth to become responsible young adults.

Tianna Tillman
Arsenal Drum and Bugle Corps
Administrative Assistant

El Paso native Tianna Tillman is a dancer and choreographer based out of El Paso Texas. She began dancing at the age of 14. Originally wanting to just be apart of her local high schools color guard team, she fell in love with the dance aspect of it and took it upon herself to take dance as an elective. Once she did her whole world changed and dance was all she could think about. She continued to take the dance classes at her local high school and joined the dance team to fully immerse herself. At that point that’s when she decided that dance was what she wanted to do for the rest of her life.
She’s currently studying for her bachelors at the University of Texas at El Paso. As of right now her artistic journey has led her to want to create art that allows people to feel comfortable with themselves and who they are. Her whole mission is to find a way where dance is a form of therapy without given the title dance therapy. Given her contemp background she wants to use dance as a way to blend the worlds of the human psychi, theatre, make up, and spirituality to create something that is bigger than herself.