ALEX BARRERAS lives in Phoenix, Arizona. He began his musical journey in 4th grade when he used orchestra as a way to get out of class for an hour. Alex continued to play the violin through high school. His percussion journey began his sophomore year after being inspired to play drums after playing the video game “rock band”.
From then on, he found his passion for percussion and has performed every indoor season since (Breakthrough Indoor Percussion 2011 – 2014, POW Percussion 2015 – 16, Pulse 2017). Alex’s drum corps experience includes The Academy (2014) and Blue Stars (2015). Alex also performed with the Sun Devil Marching Band from 2014 – 2016.
Alex currently teaches at schools in Arizona, most notably, Casa Grande Union High School and Mesa High School. In summer 2016, he flew to Quetzaltenango, Guatemala, to work with Patria Drum and Bugle Corps.
Alex is a graduate from Arizona State University, and currently holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology and Criminal Justice.