Established in 1987, the Alter Ego Organization will be celebrating their 31st year competing in the winter guard activity. Co-founders and Executive Directors, Joseph Cinque, Mary Ann Cinque and George Diaz first established the unit some 30 years ago and the organization has continued to flourish within the winter guard activity ever since.
Initially only performing at the local circuit level, Alter Ego started competing nationally in the Winter Guard International (W.G.I.) circuit in the early 90’s. After attaining the Independent “A” Class Bronze Medal at W.G.I. World Championships in 1998, the guard was promoted to the next highest class of competition - the Independent Open Class. Over the course of the next decade the color guard made finals four times in the Open Class at W.G.I World Championships, and in 2008 the unit was crowned the W.G.I. Independent Open Class World Champion. The guard was subsequently promoted to the Independent World Class and is an 8-time W.G.I. Independent World Class Finalist.
In 2017 Alter Ego will return for their 9th consecutive season competing in the Independent World Class and the staff and alumni are excited for what the future has in store.
“At Alter Ego we continue to make stylistic design choices which lean toward the softer, lyrical side of the winter guard programming spectrum. It is an identity that we cherish – one which permits the performing members to connect with the program, and each other, in an astounding and meaningful way. While digging into our passion, we strive to create an environment that allows the performers and staff alike to creatively express themselves while competing alongside other units in an activity for which we all have much love, admiration and respect. 2017 is sure to be another memorable season as we embark on Alter Ego’s 31st year in competition.”
~ John Lemire, Director