Giovanni 'Gio' Garcia, Director of Bands 2019 - Present


Elizabeth 'Eli' Jimenez, Associate Director of Bands 2016 - Present

Ms. Elizabeth Jimenez, or ‘Eli’ as she is known by, is a Florida native. She attended Florida International University, Majoring in Health Sciences and Administration. Eli first began her Color Guard journey in high school joining Braddock Independent the year after graduation. Eli has spent 5 years with Braddock Independent working herself up to captain. She also spent a year with the Santa Clara Vanguard Drum & Bugle Corps. Eli has joined the JP Taravella Band family in 2016, directing our Marching Band Color Guard and Winter Guard and acting as Associate Director of Bands.