Our Mission

We provide spaces for performers of all socioeconomic backgrounds to continue their education, while further inspiring the growth of the marching arts community.

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Our Story

Oasis Ensembles was founded in 2016 as a marching arts organization based in the East Valley of Arizona. We began our operation as a small independent winterguard based out of Mesa High School where we aimed to provide a performance experience to past and current members who didn't have the means to go elsewhere. The following winter season we expanded our membership to include performers from all over the state while also competing internationally with WGI for the first time in the Independent A Class. Since then, our growth has increased exponentially. Our winterguard program has grown to now house both a nationally competitive A Class ensemble as well as a nationally competitive Open Class ensemble. We have added multiple educational programs including Summer Spin, the Trainee Program, and Superstition Dance while also branching out to include an entertainment ensemble: Sanctum Entertainment Group. Our philosophy as an organization is to place the education and experience of each member far above the outcomes of competition. We will provide every performer the tools and knowledge to continue developing themselves and the people around them in a safe and fun environment.

Board of Directors & Support Staff

Administrative Staff

  • Austin Yost - Executive Director, ex officio, non-voting

  • Lydia Page - Operations Director, ex officio, non-voting

  • Sofia Vine - Administrator, ex officio, non-voting

  • Gabriel Gastelo - Superstition Dance Director, non-voting

  • Elizabeth Merkley - Merchandise Manager, non-voting

  • Joe Barragan - Media and Videography, non-voting

Executive Board
  • Adam Selby - Board President

  • Ashley Selby - Board Vice President

  • Cassie Wyatt - Secretary

  • Erin Owens Gonzalez - Director

  • Jenny Ordaz​ - Director

Board
  • Xenia Vandendriessche - Member At Large

  • ​​​Kim Beaird - Member At Large

  • Nic Schlip - Member At Large

  • Elizabeth Kasel​ - Member At Large

  • Joseline Duran - Member At Large

  • Cody Schmidlin - Member At Large

  • Robert Wyatt - Board Advisor, non-voting

  • Hapie Denfeld ​- Board Advisor, non-voting