Visual Staff

Michael Jones
Asst. Director Arsenal DBC/Staff Coordinator
Visual Assist Caption Head

Michael Jones has been on Active duty as a Soldier with the United States Army Music program as a clarinetist, vocalist and conductor for the past 18 years. In that time he not only has worked with music programs all over the world, but has had the opportunity to conduct some of the top ensembles, to include the Seoul Philharmonic and The United States Army Band: The Pershing’s Own. Michael has been involved with the Marching Arts for the past 20 years where he has taught high school and college groups. His DCI teaching career began in 2012, with the Music City Drum and Bugle Corps. During his five years with the program, he worked as a Visual Specialist, Assistant Caption Head, Tour Manager and a member of the Board of Directors. In addition to the Music City Drum and Bugle Corps, Michael has had the opportunity to work with Clarksville Audio Theater Indoor Percussion Ensemble, Genesis Drum and Bugle Corps, and The Cadets Drum and Bugle Corps. Prior to enlisting on active duty in 2004 he worked as a Drum Major and Student Leader Instructor for The Marching Auxiliaries Leadership Camp and The Fred J Miller Clinics. Michael’s positive and energetic teaching style has been extremely instrumental in helping students accomplish their goals of becoming drum majors and student leaders for the following organizations; The Academy Drum and Bugle Corps, Phantom Regiment Drum and Bugle Corps, Music City Drum and Bugle Corps, and Spirit of Atlanta Drum and Bugle Corps, as well as some of the top college marching bands around the country.

Michael is excited to be back in the El Paso Area and would like to thank both Hector Aguirre and Ziggy Garcia for inviting him to join the Bomb Squad. Michael’s philosophy with his students is simple. He asked them every rehearsal “What kind of days are these? The best days of our lives so let’s make each moment count!!!"

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).  2022 will be Monica's 1st 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!”

Destiny Holt Hall
Visual Staff/Consultant

Destiny is from Milan, Tennessee and graduated from Bethel University in McKenzie, TN with a Bachelor of Science in Music Education. Upon graduating college in 2016 Destiny became the head band director at Cheatham County Central High School where she spent three years revamping the band program. During her time there, she was a GRAMMY Music Educator of the Year Nominee, WKRN’s Educator of the week, and Teacher of the Month twice. After leaving CCCHS to move back home, she spent one year at Community Montessori School teaching K-8 before joining the staff at Jackson Christian School. 

 

Since being named the Head Band Director at Jackson Christian School, Destiny has enrolled 30 new students in the instrumental music program, lead Eagle Marching Band to many Award Winning finishes at competitions, and most notably helped EMB bring home a Fourth Place finish in Tennessee Marching Band Championships. 

 

Outside of her teaching career Destiny is known for her time on the podium. She was a drum major for Music City Drum and Bugle Corps in 2012 and a Conductor for Phantom Regiment Drum and Bugle Corps in 2014. Upon aging out in 2014, she returned to the drum corps scene in 2016 as a visual staff member at Genesis Drum and Bugle Corps before heading to Spirit of Atlanta Drum and Bugle Corps in 2017. 2022 will be her 1st season with the Bomb Squad.

 

Destiny resides in Humboldt, TN with her husband Anthony and two daughters, Thompson and Kit Parker. 

OliviaTorrez

Visual Tech

Olivia Torrez is from Artesia, New Mexico and graduated from Artesia High School in 2018. She marched cymbals for four years with the AHS band, with two of those years spent teaching and assisting the drumline in marching. Olivia is a current student at Eastern New Mexico University in Portales, NM and is pursuing a degree in Music Education with an emphasis in Instrumental Winds. She currently marches piccolo for the ENMU Greyhound Sound and has ran marching and music sectionals. She is also a member of the ENMU Steel Band and ENMU Wind Symphony. Olivia's pedagogical view is that all performers should perform with passion to give the most brilliant and beautiful performance possible together.

Isaiah Delgado
Visual Tech

Isaiah Delgado is a native of El Paso, Texas and is currently attending the University of Texas at El Paso pursuing a degree in music education. During his time he has performed in the Symphonic band as well as the Wind Ensemble as a Euphonium player. He currently teaches in El Paso as a visual instructor at Chapin High School for the marching band.

 

 

Isaiah’s drum corps experience as a marching member include The Academy Drum and Bugle Corps, and The Cavaliers. His summers spent marching drum corps are what cultivated his love of teaching and he is very excited to pass on that passion to the next generation of music educators. This is Isaiah's 1st Season with The Bomb Squad.

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