Sal Salas

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Bio Sal's career in the Pageantry Arts has spanned over many years, and has not only been diverse, but extremely successful in all areas. Serving as everything from instructor to designer to director to judge, Sal's commitment to youth and excellence has seen no bounds. Highlights of his pageantry resume include his past position as the Executive Director of the Madison Scouts, his involvement as a judge for Winter Guard International since 2004 (as well as various circuits throughout Wisconsin, California, Ohio, Florida, Missouri, Texas and Illinois), marching band judge, and his role as the founder and director of the five time Winter Guard International Gold Medalist 'The State Street Review'. Sal's honors include his being named the 2005 Drum Corps International Director of the Year, being a recipient of the prestigious WGI Hall of Fame Award in 1993, 1989 inducted into the Midwest Color Guard Circuit Hall of Fame, 2009 inducted into the WGASC Hall of Fame and in 2019 inducted into the Spirit of Atlanta Hall of Fame. Sal also was the drill/visual designer for the Spirit of Atlanta from 1983-1990. He was the color guard designer for the Glassmen Drum and Bugle Corps from 1993-1995 and program coordinator for the Glassmen Drum and Bugle Corps from 1996-2002 and 2007-2012, Director/Executive Director of the Madison Scouts from 2003-2006. Sal most recently taught the Gold Medalist Juxtaposition Winter Guard in 2016, 2010-2012 and 2015-17, Black Watch (2010-2014), Mechanicsburg High School Open WGI Champions (2011-2016), Program consultant for the Seven Lakes HS Band and designer for the Winter Guard, Clovis HS Band, Clovis, NM (2015), Elkins HS Winter Guard (2015-2016), Black Gold World Winter Guard (Design Consultant), Black Gold A Winter Guard (Designer), Black Gold Open Winter Guard 2016-17, Redemption Winter Guard (Designer), Chino High School (2018), and Dobie High School (Design consultant). Sal was also a design consultant for Prospect HS Marching Band, Prospect, IL (2014-2016). Sal was the Color Guard Coordinator/Artistic Director and a member of the Design Team for the Santa Clara Vanguard Drum and Bugle Corps (2013-2016). Member of Design Team with the Cadets Drum and Bugle Corps, of Allentown, PA (2017) and Program Coordinator/Artistic Director with the Spirit of Atlanta Drum and Bugle Corps, of Atlanta, GA (2017-present).

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