Color Guard Coordinator, Santa Clara Vanguard
Sal's career in the Pageantry Arts has spanned over 49 years, and has not only been diverse, but extremely successful in all areas. Serving as everything from instructor, to designer, to director, to judge, Sal's commitment to youth and excellence has seen no bounds. He is currently the Color Guard Coordinator and a member of the design team for the Santa Clara Vanguard Drum and Bugle Corps.
Salas previously served as the Executive Director of the Madison Scouts Drum and Bugle Corps and has been an adjudicator for Winter Guard International since 2004, as well as various other indoor performance circuits in Wisc., Ca., Ohio, Fl., Tenn., Texas, and Ill.). Salas was also the founder and director of the five-time Winter Guard International Gold Medalist The State Street Review.
In 2005 Salas was named the Drum Corps International Director of the Year. He received the prestigious WGI Hall of Fame Award in 1993 and was inducted into the WGASC Hall of Fame in 2009.
Most recently, Salas has served as the color guard consultant and designer for the Juxtaposition Winter Guard (2009-2012), 2013 WGI Open Class Champions Mechanicsburg High School (2011-present), and the Black Watch Color Guard (2010-present). He also served as the Director of Programs and Staff Development for the Glassmen Drum and Bugle Corps.