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Winter Guard wins state championships

The Dysart Unified School District is proud to announce that Convergence Indoor Drumline and Colorguard are the Winter Guard Arizona (WGAZ) state champions in their respective divisions.   

These groups consist of students from all over the district, but call Willow Canyon High School home for the winter season. They meet after school every week hone their skills throughout the season. Under the direction of Michaela Rademacher, and their individual unit directors, these groups have been able to clench State Championships for the 2021 WGAZ Season. 

Convergence Percussion: Percussion Independent A Class Coaches to be congratulated: 

  • Frank Angel - Music Composition 
  • Justin Angel - Head Percussion Director/Show Designer 
  • Stephen Goodman - Front Ensemble Tech 
  • Anivia Torres - Front Ensemble Tech
  • Kalob Clouser - Audio Tech 
  • Isaac Barrio - Marching Tech/Choreographer

Convergence Winterguard: Independent A Class Coaches to be congratulated: 

  • Joe and Marissa Keating - Show Design 
  • Don Morrison - Head Winterguard Director 
  • Jose Vega - Asst. Winterguard Coach 
  • Gabriel Gastilo - Winterguard Tech 
  • Katie Hohn - Winterguard Tech 
  • Emily Garcia - Winterguard Tech

WGAZ was founded to draw together the growing winter guard, percussion, wind activity, standardize rules, and provide leadership and guidance in a competitive venue.  The two-day championship event showcases more than 160 ensembles from across the state of Arizona. Member units prepare for this event by competing in at least three WGAZ sanctioned competitions through a competition season.


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