2022 Senior Educational Staff

Genesis is preparing for a stellar 2022 season and leading the way are many familiar faces in new roles and some new energy in our percussion program.

Leading the Senior Staff team is newly appointed Corps Director Charles Aguillon. The Director of Fine Arts for Lake Travis ISD in Austin, Mr. Aguillon is returning to Genesis for his 3rd season to lead and shape our educational team in to the future.

Art Cano will be leading our Brass program as Caption Head with Frank Solis serving as Assistant. Both have been with the Genesis program since its inception in 2009, serving in a variety of positions and dedicating their time and energies to building our educational and alumni programs.

Visually we are excited to welcome back Felix Hernandez in his new role as Visual Caption Head. In 2021 Mr. Hernandez served the Genesis program as a visual consultant and we are excited to welcome him back in a bigger role with the organization. Assisting Mr. Hernandez is long time staff member Eugene Castellanos Jr. Eugene has been a part of our visual program for several years and has been instrumental to building our visual education process over the past several seasons.

Returning for their 3rd season leading our Guard program is Alyson Downs and Oj Reyes. Our guard program has seen significant growth and execution under the guidance of Alyson and Oj and together they have built the foundation for which the Genesis guard will be defined for years to come.

In the land of Percussion we welcome back Carlos Botello as Battery Caption Head. Mr. Botello is entering his second season with the Genesis program and has been the key to shaping the vibe and performance level of our battery percussion program. The new addition to our Senior Staff team is Nathan Siegel. An established educator and percussion doctoral student at North Texas University, Nathan comes to Genesis to lead a front ensemble program that has seen tremendous growth and improvement since 2018.

“As we prepare for the 50th Anniversary of Drum Corps International, I am excited to be working side by side with some of the best in the marching arts. Their experience and leadership will make this season one to remember for our members.” – Corps Director Charles Aguillon