Rachel “Montana” Montanez - Instructor

Rachel began her color guard career at Mineola High School (NY) in 2008. She marched with Mineola for 4 years and had the opportunity to perform in WGI A Class Finals in 2011. During her time at Mineola, she continued to march independently with the Long Island Sunrisers in 2009 and 2011 and the Connecticut Hurricanes in 2012. Upon graduation, Rachel went on to march with the Cadets in 2013-2015. Aside from her drum corps experience, Rachel marched indoor with Alter Ego in 2013, 2017 and 2018.

Rachel has been able to extend her passion and involvement in color guard through teaching. She has had the pleasure of teaching programs such as Mineola HS (NY), Lindenhurst HS (NY), Stony Brook University (NY), Dartmouth HS (MA), Ridgewood HS (NJ), Sunrisers (NY) and the Oregon Crusaders.

Outside of color guard, Rachel enjoys playing rugby, going to Crossfit and reading. She graduated from Molloy College with her B.A. in Mathematics and is currently in grad school working towards her M.S. in Computer Science.

Rachel is grateful and overjoyed to have another opportunity to be on staff with the Crossmen for the 2019 season!

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