CINDY THOMPSON GRUBEN
Born and raised in Northglenn, Colorado, Cindy is a graduate of Northglenn High school and competed with the State Champion Northglenn HS Marching Band, WGI Rocky Mountain Regional Champion Northglenn HS Winterguard and WGI Rocky Mountain Regional Champion Centennial Winterguard.
She attended Colorado State University pursuing her Bachelors in Organizational Communications with a Minor in Business Law before receiving a scholarship to attend Howard College and march with the 1987 WGI Finalist Mariah Winterguard in Big Spring, Texas. Her Drum Corps performance experience includes the Casper Troopers, Blue Knights and Santa Clara Vanguard. She worked with Velvet Knights Corps members to help build a guard with El Monte (California) High School.
Cindy returned to west Texas in 2010 and is the Senior Administrator for the Office of General Counsel at Texas Tech University. She is the Guard Director for Frenship High School and assists with the guard at Wayland Baptist University. It is because of her experience involving travel from Lubbock to compete in the NTCA circuit that she and Brian aggressively worked to establish a competitive circuit in West Texas
Brian is originally from Snyder, TX and a 1986 graduate of Snyder High School. He marched in his HS color guard from 1982 thru the fall of 1985. In 1985, Brian wrote the winter guard program for Snyder and they placed 5th in High School Class in Championship at TSCGA. In 1986, due to a band director change, the winter guard program at the HS was cancelled so he auditioned for Mariah Winter guard from Big Spring. He made the guard and marched with them from 1986-1988, placing a high of 5th place in Independent A at the WGI Olympics in 1987.
He started teaching color guard in 1986 as the advanced rifle instructor at Texas Tech Band Camp.
He also has taught at Merkel, Sweetwater, Plainview HS, Muleshoe, Frenship, and Wayland Baptist University. Along with running the circuit he is also in charge of the online wholesale division of Scoggin Dickey Chevrolet's racing parts division
VICE PRESIDENT OF COLOR GUARD DIVISION
Born and Raised in Odessa, TX. Hector graduated from Odessa HS. Hector is the guard director of Odessa HS and the Broncho Cadets in Odessa, TX. He has won numerous awards during the fall and spring and is also Silver Medalist at NTCA in 2011, Broncho Cadets Gold Medalist at CCGC in 2015, Breckenridge Silver Medalist at NTCA in 2015, 2017, Lee HS Silver Medalist 2017 at NTCA, Odessa HS Gold Medalist in 2016, 2017 at NTCA
Currently is the guard designer/director for
Breckenridge HS in Breckenridge, TX (3-A)
Corsicana HS in Corsicana, TX (4-A)
Denver City HS in Denver City, TX (3-A)
Midland Lee HS in Midland, TX (6-A)
Midland HS in Midland, TX (6-A)
They also have won numerous of awards at their locations for their hard work and dedication in guard.
Hector is a member to Texas Music Educator Association, Texas Bandmaster Association and
North Texas Color guard Association. He currently resides in Odessa.
Current student at South Plains College where she is majoring in elementary education. She is a 2013 graduate of Frenship HS where she was guard captain from 2011-2013.
VICE PRESIDENT OF THE PERCUSSION DIVISION
Gabe Hernandez is currently serving his 8th year as Percussion Specialist for Greenwood High School and Middle School in Midland, TX. During his tenure, the Greenwood Drumline has won numerous awards including being named 1st place in class 3A and Overall Outstanding Small School Drumline at the West Texas Auxiliary Championships in 2011, 2012, and 2013. Gabe introduced the Caprock Color Guard Circuit to Greenwood in 2014. In 2015 the Greenwood Drumline was able to win 1st Place in Marching Percussion Class A. Gabe’s students have been able to capture individual accolades including several making the A.T.S.S.B. All State Band and multiple Outstanding Soloists at the Texas State Solo and Ensemble Competition.
Gabe is a 2000 graduate of Lubbock High School. After graduation he began studies in Music Education at South Plains College before transferring to Texas Tech University. He graduated as a Red Raider in 2008. He is currently a member Texas Music Educators Association, Texas Bandmasters Association, and is a brother of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Fraternity of America