Visual Staff

Jesse Hernandez
Assistant Visual Caption Head

Jesse is a native of El Paso, Texas, and moved as a teenager to Albuquerque, where he currently resides. He graduated from Cibola High school, and attended the University of New Mexico, where he studied Tuba with Dr. Richard Antoine White. While at UNM, Jesse performed with the Spirit Marching Band, the Symphonic Band, Wind Symphony, Brass Choir, and other chamber ensembles. Outside of these academic ensembles, Jesse was privileged to be cast as a member of the Troopers Drum and Bugle Corps, and the Phantom Regiment Drum and Bugle Corps, where he completed his drum corps tenure with a third-place finish.

Outside of Jesse’s performance experience, he has had the opportunity to work and clinic with several middle school band, high school bands, and color guards in the Albuquerque/Rio Rancho area. Currently, Jesse is the visual caption and brass clinician of the 3 Time Concert Band State Champion, La Cueva High School in Albuquerque.

In his spare time, Jesse enjoys traveling, going on hikes throughout New Mexico/ Colorado, and being a part of the hot air ballooning community in Albuquerque.

Annie Aguilar
Visual Tech

Annie Aguilar is an El Paso native and is in her 4th year as a music educator. Currently she is the assistant band director at Capt. Walter E Clarke Middle School in El Paso, TX. At Clarke she is responsible for teaching 6th, 7th, and 8th grade band. Annie’s passion for music started at an early age, but truly developed when she started band. The decision to continue music and pursue a degree in music education occurred to her while attending Riverside High School. After choosing this career path she continued her education at The University of Texas at El Paso. Throughout her time at UTEP she taught marching arts at Riverside High School, El Paso High School, and Pebble Hills High School. While attending UTEP she took trumpet lessons with Dr. Nancy Taylor, and participated in multiple ensembles. These ensembles include the Marching Miners, UTEP pep band, Mariachi Los Mineros, the Symphonic band, Jazz band, brass choirs, and trumpet ensembles.  2023 will be Annie's 2nd Season with Arsenal.

Patrick Caraveo
Visual Tech

Patrick Caraveo is currently a Music Education Major and avid Euphonium player at The University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP). While at UTEP, Patrick has been a member of the UTEP Wind Symphony, UTEP Symphony Band, UTEP Jazz 1 Ensemble, and the Marching Miners. Patrick actively collaborates and engages in the El Paso Community through positions such as being a Visual Tech and Brass Tech for Coronado High School, Americas High School, and other surrounding public schools. Patrick has performed with the Horizon Drum and Bugle Corps in 2016 and the Guardians Drum and Bugle Corps in 2017. In addition, Patrick currently serves the National Honorary Band Fraternity of Kappa Kappa Psi as Southwest District Secretary-Treasurer and Chapter Treasurer. Being in these roles has allowed Patrick the opportunity to develop future leaders and inspire current leaders to continue Striving for The Highest. Patrick is thankful to continue his perpetual goal of Empowering, Equipping, and Engaging young musicians with great experiences and tools to carry on through life at Arsenal Drum and Bugle Corps

Monica Perez
Dance/Body Movement Instructor

Monica currently resides in El Paso, TX where she was born and raised.  As a graduate of Burges High School, she has a passion for dance that started at the age of 3. As the years passed, Monica has performed with numerous groups to include: The University of Texas at El Paso “Golddiggers” as a member and captain; The El Paso Diablos “Diamond Girls” and the EL Paso Patriots.  Monica’s Instructional Career is extensive and includes: El Paso Diablo Diamond Girls (Director), El Paso Rumble Arena Football (Director), EPCC KIKKS Dance Team (Director), Founder of the Sun City Dance Classic (2008-Present), Owner of Turning Point Dance Academy, Americas High School Dance Director (2001-2007), Mission Early College High School Dance Director (2007-2020), Pebble Hills High School Dance Instructor (2021-Present).  2023 will be Monica's 2nd Season with the Bomb Squad. 

 

“I’m blessed and grateful to share my gifts with family, friends and all those who have a passion for dance!  Whatever your passion is, do it with heart and soul because if you dance   with your heart, your body will follow.  See you on stage!”