A native of Nashville, TN, Julian Gonzalez graduated from Fred J Page High School in Franklin, TN in 2005. During that time he joined the (currently) 7-time World Champion WGI Percussion ensemble Music City Mystique. He grew up learning and performing with Mystique from 2003 to 2009 capturing two World Championships in 2004 and 2006. Six of those years were spent serving in the Music City Mystique Cymbal Line (CMcM).
In 2008 Julian joined Spirit of Atlanta’s reformed cymbal line for his ‘rookie/ageout’ summer serving as section leader. Since 2006 Julian has taught Cymbal lines all over the United States and has been teaching, designing, consulting visual programs involving drill, body, and alternative movement within WGI.
From 2010-2014 he worked with the Blue Knights World Percussion Ensemble working with the cymbal line, teaching and writing movement, and was involved in show design as well. For the 2013 and 2014 seasons he also served as a visual technician for the horn line and battery sections of the Blue Knights Drum & Bugle Corps.