Percussion Staff

Anthony Yrigoyen
Frontline Coordinator

Anthony Yrigoyen currently resides in El Paso, Texas where he is an active percussionist, private teacher, front ensemble consultant, and educator. He recently earned his Bachelors Degree in Music Education from The University of Texas at El Paso and has experience working with all levels of band and percussion. Throughout his college journey he was provided with several opportunities to perform with the El Paso Symphony Orchestra, El Paso Opera, and El Paso Winds. His pageantry arts involvement began in 2011 playing vibraphone with the Revolution Drum and Bugle Corps, then later with the Bluecoats in 2013 and 2014. He has worked with front ensembles at Montwood, Pebble Hills, Coronado, El Paso, Eastlake, and Socorro High Schools. Anthony is currently the proud Assistant Band Director at El Dorado High School. This is Anthony's 2nd year with Arsenal.

Mando Torres
Battery Tech

Originally from El Paso, Texas, Armando Torres will be serving as Snare Tech. Currently, he is pursuing a bachelor's degree in Music Education at the University of Texas at El Paso. While at UTEP, he has performed in many ensembles, including the Wind Symphony, Symphony Orchestra, Jazz Band, Percussion Ensemble, Pantastics steel band, Marching Miners and the UTEP Dinner Theatre.

 

His experience in the marching arts includes two years at Genesis Drum and Bugle Corps, one year at Monarch Independent, and two years at Sun City Independent on snare drum.

 

As a proud advocate of the marching arts, Mr. Torres has taught at numerous high schools in the El Paso area for 6 years and is currently serving as the battery technician at Del Valle High School.