Nohemi (Taco) Dorantes comes from Gastonia, NC, but has taught and learned from WNC, to Georgia, to SC. She began marching cymbals with Western Carolina University in their 2017-18 fall band seasons. Debuted in WGI with Civitas Independent in 2018 as a cymbal cast member, and placed in world finals. In 2019, she marched with Atlanta Quest as a cymbal cast member and placed in world finals.

Nohemi now teaches at Palmetto Indoor Theater as a cymbal technician and has picked up cymbal and visual technician roles for high schools such as Wren High School, Nation Ford High School, Hunter Huss High School, and now TL Hanna High School.


Nohemi loves cymbaling, playing with her dog, and ballin'.