Harrison Tran

Instrument: Synthesizer

Age: 19

This is Harrison's 2nd year manning the synth section for Dark Sky.  He has 6 years of experience at Fountain Valley High School, Pacific Crest, and currently Mandarins.  Harrison is a Digital Media Arts Major and his favorite movie is Forrest Gump: "When I got to another ocean, I figured, since I'd gone this far, I might as well just turn back, keep right on going."

Frances Fitzgerald


Instrument:  Xylophone

Age:  16

Frances is our youngest members but still comes to her first year at Dark Sky with 3 years of experience with Azusa HS, Elan Percussion and Pacific Crest.  After high school, Frances plans to major in Environmental Chemistry and to keep her mind sharp, she eats copious amounts of spinach and artichoke dip. 

Jose Huerta


Instrument:  Front Ensemble

Age:  18

Jose is performing with Dark Sky for his first season.  He was a performer at Patriot HS, RCC Fall and will be in the Pacific Crest front ensemble this summer.  Jose is majoring in auto mechanics and his favorite TV show is The Flash.  Check your rear view mirror, he's gaining on you. 

Sonali Bargotra


Instrument:  Vibraphone

Age:  20

In her first year at Dark Sky, Sonali brings 8 years of experience having formally marched with Palisades Charter HS, Elan Percussion and Gold Drum and Bugle Corps.  Sonali is a psychology major so it goes without saying that her favorite animal is a sloth . . . I guess we said it anyway. 

Steve Davalos


Instrument:  Vibraphone

Age:  22

Steve is a "Super Vet" with Dark Sky and we're happy to have him back for his age out year.  Steve has performed with Dark Sky for 4 years and volunteered for the one year he took off.  He is our lone member from our first year in CA when we performed The Sound of My Voice in the  Independent Open division.  Steve has also marched with Gold and Mandarins.  He's a business major and he loves "learning something new daily."  

Jordan Chang


Instrument:  Front Ensemble

Age:  18

Jordan was a member of the San Marino HS program and is now playing marimba for his first year with Dark Sky.  He is a Landscape Architecture major at Cal Poly SLO so he drives 4 hours to attend Dark Sky rehearsals.  His favorite food is Xiao Long Bao; you can probably find it at your local McDonalds. 

Tia Barrera


Instrument:  Marimba

Age:  21

Tia is a super vet as a 3rd year member and strong member leader in Dark Sky.  Tia has 8 years of performance experience including Nogales HS, Orange County Independent and Mandarins.  She is a Composition Major which explains why her favorite things in life are green tea and Super Smash Brothers.