Josie Kilar - Artistic Director & Instructor
Josie began spinning in 2001 with The Edmonton Sabers Marching Band. In 2004 she moved on to join The Edmonton Crusaders Marching Band where she performed in local Alberta circuits and the MACBDA circuit. She remained with the Crusaders until the organization folded in 2006/2007. In 2009 she began instructing the Edmonton Sabers, and in 2011 became the Director for the organization. In 2013 she pursued further opportunities to teach for Impact Performing Arts along with The Edmonton Ambassadors. In 2013, Josie joined CGCYEG Vintage and continues to perform with them today. In 2016 she took a year off from Vintage and spun with Escalade Winterguard competing in the WGI Las Vegas Power Regional. In 2017 she accepted the role as Artistic Director with CGCYEG and has continued teaching since. Josie enjoys spending time with her dog Penny, car karaoke, and traveling when she can.
Ella-Mae Borynec - Instructor - Ambassadors
Ella has been a part of the marching band community for 17 years now. She started spinning at a young age and proceeded to climb the ladder to the world class level. During the winter season she stays busy teaching the Edmonton Ambassadors and spinning with Sempra Winterguard. In 2017 and 2018 she performed with DCI's Phantom Regiment and in 2019 she aged out with Carolina Crown who placed 4th in DCI finals. Throughout the year I pursue a bilingual business degree at the University of Alberta.
Gina Rolf - Instructor - Ambassadors
Gina, originally from Edmonton, grew up in Calgary and went through the community programs there including the Calgary Round-Up Band, Stetson Show Band, Stampede Showband, Dynamic Winterguard and Escalade. After graduating with a Bachelors of Science in Health and Exercise Physiology, she has now moved back to Edmonton and is currently in her Master’s of Science in Physical Therapy. She has also previously taught colorguard at the Calgary Stetson Show Band for 5 years, during which the group won the 2018 World Association of Marching Band for Colorguard in Taipei, Taiwan. She greatly looks forward to getting involved in and meeting everyone in the CGCYEG community.
Julie Gusek - Instructor - Venture
At the age of 7 Julie discovered the world of marching arts and has been a part of it for 13 years now. She started out with the Edmonton Strutters Drum and Bugle Corps, which later turned into Impact Performing Arts. She currently spins with CGC YEG Ambassadors during the winter season, and was able to participate at WGI in union city, class ‘independent A’
this past summer. She was a performing member in DCI’s Jersey Surf summer 2018. Julie looks forward to continuing to spin with CGCYEG and pass on all of her knowledge gained to the younger colorguard generation.
Katie Dycke - Instructor - Venture
This will eventually be a Bio. Until then, please enjoy the Bob Ross Ipsum.
We can fix anything. We don't need any guidelines or formats. All we need to do is just let it flow right out of us. I'm going to mix up a little color. We’ll use Van Dyke Brown, Permanent Red, and a little bit of Prussian Blue. In nature, dead trees are just as normal as live trees. Life is too short to be alone, too precious. Share it with a friend.
Holly Roberge - Administrative Director
Holly Joined the Edmonton Strutters Drum Corps in 1995. She continued to march for the next 7 years taking her to various DCI competitions and circuits. Holly's professional work experience has primarily been in the oil and gas industry, providing book keeping and accounting support. She continually works to improve these skills including obtaining her Certified Professional Bookkeeper designation and completing the Office Accounting Systems with honours. Born and raised in Sherwood Park, Holly continues to live there with her husband and 3 boys. Her boys joined the Edmonton Sabers Marching Band in 2015 where she volunteered on the board of directors. This brought her to CGCYEG where she is thrilled to now become apart of the administration team! She loves to travel, including any opportunity to visit Disney World, volunteer with her boys' extracurriculars, and spending time enjoying the outdoors.