Judges Bio

Michael Vazquez

Michael Vazquez has been involved in the pageantry and marching arts since 1985 as a performer, instructor, director, and judge. He is on the Board of Directors of Austin Stars Performing Arts Association and is the founder and director of ATX Winterguard from Austin, TX. 

Michael\\\'s colorguard performance history began at Shikellamy HS (PA), and continued with Reading Bucanneers Drum and Bugle Corps (PA), Classics Winterguard (PA), NY Skyliners Drum and Bugle Corps (PA/NY), and Frontier Drum and Bugle Corps (TX).

His instructional and consulting background includes Lehigh Valley Knights Drum and Bugle Corps (PA), Northwind winterguard (PA), Horizon Winterguard (FL), Texas Independent winterguard (TX), Frontier Drum and Bugle Corps (TX), Renaissance (now Phoenix) indoor percussion (PA), Emmaus HS (PA), Pleasant Valley HS (PA), Barbara Goleman HS (FL), Taylor HS (TX), Lockhart HS (TX), Guardians Drum and Bugle Corps (TX), and many others. 

Michael currently works as a middle school English teacher and works as a designer, choreographer, and consultant with several marching band and colorguard programs.

Since 2006 Michael has also served as a design analysis and equipment adjudicator for the Texas Color Guard Judges Association, and as a visual, effect, and marching judge for marching band competitions.

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