Earning a spot among the top-12 Open Class finalists in Michigan City, Indiana this August, it was just four years ago that then 19-year-old corps director Johnathan Doerr started his group as part of DCI’s SoundSport program.
Now a full-fledged Open Class drum corps, the Texas-based group from Houston finished in 11th place in 2016.
“When I started [Guardians] four years ago I didn’t know what this was going to be. I didn’t know if it was going to last,” Doerr said. “Drum corps is a family, and that’s all I want from Guardians. I’m glad I’ve been able to create that.”