New WGI Winds ensemble in the Central Valley

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New WGI Winds ensemble in the Central Valley

Post by pittech » Wed Apr 30, 2014 10:09 pm


The Valley Lancers of Fresno

Calvin Carr (General Manager)
Valley Lancers
(925) 405-5689


The Valley Lancers begin Operations
New WGI Independent Winds group.

Fresno, CA April 30th, 2014 — The Valley Lancers began operations today after owner Mr. Joseph Ferrerra, filed their fictitious business name registration in Fresno County. The organization plans on obtaining their 501c(3) non-profit status within the next six months. Mr. Ferrerra has entrusted the organization in the hands of it’s General Managers Mr. Boston Ferrerra, Mr. Calvin Carr and Mr. Alex Lima.

The organization marks the first Independent group in the Central Valley for the newly formed Winds division of Winter Guard International (WGI). “WGI Winds presents marching music ensembles in the same performance environment as indoor color guard and percussion ensembles to showcase their musicianship with any kind of instrumentation.” As the Valley Lancers are under the Independent category, they will follow the all-age guidelines.

The Valley Lancers plan on fielding an ensemble in the upcoming inaugural WGI Winds season. Show Announcements, auditions and tour schedule will be released at a later date. Anyone interested in applying for a staff position with the organization should email their resume and letter of intent to

Calvin D. Carr
Director of Music -Pixley Middle School & Pixley Elementary

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