Sergio Marquez-Johnson Color Guard Director / Choreographer

Sergio earned his Bachelor of Science degree from California State University Bakersfield in Early Childhood Education. Sergio is working towards his second degree in Business and Administration through the University of Phoenix Online Program.

With over 21 years of performance experience and 17 years of teaching experience, Sergio has flourished as both a color guard choreographer and designer. He has had the privilege of teaching and performing with many prestigious groups at the DCI World Class Level, The BOA level and all six WGI classification levels.

Sergio has performed with such groups as, West Coast Drum and Bugle Corps, Santa Clara Vanguard Drum and Bugle Corps, Fantasia Winter Guard, Corona Winter Guard, Esperanza de Luz Winter Guard and Intensity Winter Guard. Sergio has worked with such groups as Vista Murrieta High School, Ayala High School, Chino High School, Nogales High School, Rancho Buena Vista High School, Vandergrift High School, Centennial High School, Liberty High School, Blue Stars Drum and Bugle Corps, Esperanza Drum and Bugle Corps and the Pacific Crest Drum and Bugle Corps. In 2014 and 2015, Sergio was the color guard caption head for the Academy Drum and Bugle Corps.

Currently, Sergio is the Color Guard Caption Head for the Vista Murrieta High School Band and Color Guard from Murrieta, California. Sergio resides in Riverside, California. Sergio was recently married in the summer of 2016.


Jasmine Dudgeon Manager

Jasmine is an alumni of the Vista Murrieta Color Guard. She marched the Baritone Horn her freshman year fall season, but then went on to march both winter and fall seasons with the color guard from 2010 to 2013. Jasmine has also been a member of the Independent Winter guard, Fantasia since 2014. She volunteered helping with the Vista Murrieta Color Guard once she graduated High School from 2013 to 2015, and became an official staff member in 2016, and is very excited for another great season with the VMHS Sapphires!


Nico Martinez Instructor

Nico Martinez was born and raised in Riverside California. He graduated from Valley View High School in Moreno Valley, Ca where he was a part of the instrumental music program. After graduating, he attended Riverside City College where he studied music education and saxophone performance for 4 years. Along with performing with the RCC Marching Tigers from 2010-2014, he joined the world class winter guard, Fantasia, and has been a part of that competitive program for the seasons of 2014-2017.

Nico has worked with color guard programs such as Sierra Vista HS, Canyon Springs HS, and Monrovia HS. Although his teaching experience as a color guard tech is still developing, he is humbled to be a part of the staff at Vista Murrieta.

Nico currently works full time as a supervisor at Starbucks and is pursuing a bachelor's degree in Business and Communications at Arizona State University's online program.

Matthew Bence Instructor

Matthew has been dancing since he was five year olds. While he was attending Vista High School, he joined the color guard and dance team. He ended his senior year as a color guard captain and knew he wanted to continue in the color guard activity after high school. He joined the independent group color guard, Vox Artium, for the next four years and acted as a captain for the latter two.


Pete Marquez-Johnson Instructor

Pete was born and raised in West Covina, California and graduated from West Covina High School. After performing for four years in high school he went on to perform with the Boston Crusaders Drum and Bugle Corps in 2007, the Blue Stars Drum and Bugle Corps in 2008 and the Cadets Drum and Bugle Corps in 2011. He also perform winter guard seasons with Corona Winter Guard in 2008, 2009 and 2011 and Imbue Winter Guard in 2015 and 2016.

Pete currently works with Sunny Hills High School and Vista Murrieta High School. He also is also a costume designer at Creative Costuming and Designs in Huntington Beach, California.

Pete was recently married in the summer of 2016. He is living in Riverside, California and working towards a degree in mathematics.