Mr. Gurrola has extensive training in music and brass instrument performance. He holds B.A. and M.A. degrees in Music & Brass Performance. He is also a graduate of the Paris Conservatory of Music, Paris, France, studying under Maurice Andre and Roger Delmotte, and also studied music composition in Paris under Nadia Boulanger. He has performed in and established a wide variety of music ensembles in genres including Classical, Jazz, Pop, Rock, Ethnic and Contemporary, in U.S. and Europe. He is co- founder of the Woodbury Youth Orchestra, and his early brass performance career includes serving as a 16-year-old soprano soloist for the St. Paul Scouts Drum & Bugle Corps.
She has served in many roles for MBI such as horn line manager, drum line manager, membership recruiting, volunteer recruiter, volunteer, MBI Board member 2006-2008, and assistant mellophone section leader in 2016. Cindy unofficially retired from performing in 2016, but she returned to the corps of 2018.
Cindy is a licensed interior designer/project manager and has designed healthcare clinics and hospitals, retail establishments, and corporate environments. She brings a skillset of new business development, a wide variety of network contacts throughout the design industry, and a desire to see the corps thrive in a performing arts environment that is rapidly changing.
Cindy is a quiet, often overlooked, but powerful champion for MBI.