Lori Valenzuela teaches NIU Color Guard (flags), a visual performance unit within the Huskie Marching Band. In addition to instructing 24 members of the Color Guard, Valenzuela is an active Color Guard judge and clinician throughout the Midwest. She has performed and taught at the highest level of Drum Corps, Marching Band and Winter Guard International (WGI).
Valenzuela, a life-long performer of Color Guard herself – spinning rifles, flags and twirling batons – has taught on the college and high school levels throughout her career. In addition to her skills as a visual performer, Valenzuela was an accomplished performer on the clarinet throughout high school and college.
She has been the Color Guard instructor for the Huskie Marching Band since 2006.