Staff Coordinator, Santa Clara Vanguard
Denise Bonfiglio, a 2000 WGI Hall of Fame inductee, is an instructor and the Staff Coordinator for the Santa Clara Vanguard Drum and Bugle Corps, as well as the Director of the the Santa Clara Independent World Color Guard, which has won the WGI Independent World Championship twice in the past five years.
Denise began her performing career with the 27th Lancers Drum and Bugle Corps and has since taught the 27th Lancers, The Cadets, Star of Indiana and Santa Clara Vanguard for the past 27 years.
Along with her extensive drum corps career, Bonfiglio was the Assistant Director of Emerald Marquis from 1990 to 2001, where she also served on the design team. She then taught at Miamisburg High School from 2002 to 2004. Throughout her pageantry career, Bonfiglio has taught a number of successful Independent and Scholastic winter guard programs across the United States as well.
She is also a Second Vice President for MetLife, the largest Life Insurer in the United States, where she coordinates and manages Software Development and Quality Assurance functions in several locations around the U.S. and Canada.