As the end of the season draws nearer for the 2019 Vanguard Cadets, it’s time we take a moment to celebrate the extremely talented members and staff that have given their all to make this year a success. Earlier this week, the Vanguard Cadets enjoyed a relaxing day off at Six Flags Magic Mountain in Valencia, CA, followed by a special catered meal and member awards ceremony. Please join us in congratulating the following recipients!

Gail Royer Member of The Year Award:
Isabel Guerrero-Lubarksy

Vanguard Cadets Director’s Award:
Tim Andriese

Myron Rosander Outstanding Visual Award:
Aya Kitajima

Outstanding Brass Performance Award:
Dakota Napper

Outstanding Percussion Performance Award:
Isaac Morgan

Rob Ripley Most Inspirational Awards:
Luke Makinson, Robert Bengel, and Yarin Hagay Nevel

George Brown Most Improved Awards:
Liz Dahlberg, Dominic Tejam, Amelia Clark, Ryan Kitagawa, and Piper Sevesind

J.W. Koester Rookie of The Year Awards:
Chloe Hsieh, Alex Pun, Megan S. Gammill, and Gabriel Escobar

Vanguard Cadets Golden Foot Visual Awards:
Emma Judd, Troy Corona, Joel Hangai, Laura Elliott, Aidan Marques, Malia Gomez, Gabriel Escobar, and Brian Knowles

You can catch the Vanguard Cadets and their final 3 performances of “What About Us” this weekend in Southern California. Visit dci.org/events for show info and tickets! (Photo provided by Raymond Zhao)