The Esperanza Colorguard consistently wins awards, competing throughout the Southern California area. They have won sweepstakes awards for Auxiliary Units in parades, Colorguard performances during field shows, and have consistently place high in Regional Winterguard competitions.
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Team Mom – Kelly Yakel & Debra Spitzer
Colorguard Coach, Robert Hahn
Robert Hahn has been involved with the performing arts his whole life. While attending Los Altos High School, he played trumpet in the Conqueror Marching Band. During college, he began to study dance to further explore music through a different performance medium. Since then, Robert has been the proud and successful instructor of many color guard programs in Southern California including Esperanza H.S. (85’-88’), Riverside Community College/Fantasia (86’-88’), Rancho Buena Vista H.S. (89’-91’), Diamond Bar H.S. (93’-95’), and Los Altos H.S. (98’-2001). He has also taught for many summer color guard/dance camps including California Leadership Academy, International Marching Clinics, Camp Esprit, and United Spirit Association.
After receiving his Bachelors of Arts in Communications, Robert began to dance professionally and for many years worked as a performer for the Walt Disney Company. Robert lived in Japan for two years while working for the Walt Disney Entertainment Division at Tokyo Disneyland.
Currently, Robert is an Auxiliary and Visual judge for SCSBOA (Southern California School Band and Orchestra Association), an Auxiliary and Visual Performance judge for WBA (Western Band Association), and a movement judge for WGI (Winter Guard International) and WGASC (Winter Guard Association of Southern California). Robert also holds a Bachelor of Science in Landscape Architecture.
Kelly Davis, Dance Instructor Extordinaire!
Kelly is a full-time student at Cal State University Fullerton and will graduate with a Bachelor’s Degree in Kinesiology. She hopes to one day teach physical education at the elementary school level.Kelly marched in the Colorguard for the Riverside Community College Marching Tigers in 1999 and 2000. She also was a member of the 4-time WGI world champion Fantasia winterguard in 2000, 2001, 2002, and 2004. From 2000 to 2002, Kelly was a member of the colorguard of the 6-time DCI World Champion Santa Clara Vanguard from Santa Clara, CA.
Kelly currently splits time between teaching colorguard at Esperanza and Whitney High Schools and her studies in preparation for her degree at CSUF.