Blue Knights Staff – Juan Artavia (Color Guard Technician)
Juan Artavia is returning as Lead Instructor for his 10th year for the Blue Knights Drum & Bugle Corps. Juan Artavia has been involved in the color guard activity since 2005. His drum corps experience has included time at the GLASSMEN Drum and Bugle Corps in 2007 and 2008, along with the Blue Knights Drum and Bugle Corps in 2009 and 2010 where he was the color guard captain for both programs and was also the 2010 Drum Corps International Dance I&E Champion.
During his winter guard career, Juan was a performer with Code Black Winter Guard from 2008–2009 and a Captain with Cypress Independent from 2010–2012. He has performed at the Winter Guard International Independent World Class Finals with both groups.
As an educator, Juan is a staff member for the Blue Knights Drum & Bugle Corps. He is also a clinician, choreographer, and designer for numerous programs throughout the Houston-area. He is in his ninth year as director of the Morton Ranch Color Guard program and recently the Co-Founder and Director of Axis Independent Open Class Winterguard. Juan has been involved in the color guard activity since 2005.