Visual Program Design Team
Brian is an accomplished veteran designer who has staged hundreds of shows for the international marching arts competitive community. His custom show designs have helped performance ensembles earn many division titles and visual caption awards at the regional level and in the WGI, DCI, BOA arenas. Brian is an alumnus of Santa Clara Vanguard Drum & Bugle Corps and was the drill writer for Santa Clara Vanguard Cadets 2015 & 2016 seasons.
Music Composer & Program Consultant
Since performing his first Trumpet recital for the students of his Kindergarten class, John knew music was his life. From being presented with the Louis Armstrong Award for Jazz in Junior High and the John Phillip Sousa Award in High School, to winning the Drum Corps International World Championship with the Concord Blue Devils and soloing in Germany with his College Jazz Ensemble, John just loves being involved in music.
John spends most of his time working with all three corps’ in the Blue Devils organization as an instructor and arranger. Since 1994, John has helped the Blue Devil ‘A’ Corps win 6 D.C.I. World Championships and 9 Jim Ott High Brass awards, while also building the ‘B’ and ‘C’ Corps programs to the strongest they’ve ever been.
John has been composing and arranging for marching bands and drum corps since 1992. During that time, he has written for such notable groups as the James Logan High School marching band, the Ooltewah High School marching band, the Ayala High School marching band, the Yamato Drum &amp; Bugle Corps, the Yokohama Scouts Drum &amp; Bugle Corps and the Beatrix Drum &amp; Bugle Corps. Mentored by numerous arrangers in the marching activity (such as D.C.I. Hall Of Fame member Wayne Downey), John strives to provide innovative, fresh and timely shows for band directors and corps managers all over the world.
Outside of his active involvement in the marching arts, John tries to do as much original writing as possible. Composing for the album ‘The Music Of WYLAND’, scoring the film ‘Mind Games’ for a directorial graduate of the Academy Of Arts in San Francisco and being commission to compose his first concert band piece Circe’s Curse have been major highlights for John.
John is a current endorser for Dynasty and Sibelius and does clinics all over the world for brass performance and technique.)
Percussion Artistic Director
Lance Delgado received his Bachelors Degree in Music, specializing in Percussion from California State University at Northridge. He studied with Joel Leach, Karen Erving, and John Magnussen. He also did extensive study in African drumming, Brazilian drumming, steel drumming and jazz vibraphone.
Lance served as Percussion Caption Head for the Cal State Northridge Matador Band from 1990-1998 where the winter drumline won 8 Southern California indoor and outdoor championships. After marching for 5 years with the Sacramento Freelancers Drum and Bugle Corps, Lance returned as the instructor of the front ensemble, teaching and writing with Ralph Hardimon. The following year, Lance was promoted to Percussion Caption Head.
Lance served as Percussion Director at Thousand Oaks HS and John Burroughs HS from 1994-2008 where the two schools won a combined 10 Southern California indoor, outdoor and concert championships. Thousand Oaks HS also traveled to Indianapolis twice and advanced to the semifinals at BOA Grand Nationals both times. In 2003 and 2004 the Thousand Oaks HS Drumline traveled to Dayton, Ohio where they advanced to the finals in the Scholastic World Division.
Lance also served as the Percussion Designer and Caption Head at El Camino Real Charter High School from 2008 to 2017, where he created an indoor percussion program that began by winning the gold medal in the ADLA Novice Class in 2009, to culminating in performing in SCPA Championship Finals in 2015.
Lance is currently the Percussion Caption Head at Nobel Middle School, and Director of Percussion for St. Genevieve Parish Schools, where he directs the percussion programs for St. Genevieve Elementary School, and St. Genevieve High School. St. Genevieve HS is the 2015 SCPA PSCA Class Silver Medal Winner, and the St. Genevieve Parish Schools Percussion Ensemble qualified for SCPA Championship Finals in 2017, in only their first year in existence. Not only is St. Genevieve ES the 2015 SCPA PSJ Silver Medal Winner, but in 2012, after winning the gold medal at SCPA Championships, St. Genevieve Elementary School traveled to Dayton, Ohio where they became the very first elementary school to compete in WGI World Championships, competing against high schools in the PSA Class, where they outscored 25 high school drumlines. Nobel MS is the ADLA Junior Advanced Division Bronze Medal Winner in 2016, Silver Medal Winner in 2014, 2017, and the Gold Medal Winner in 2012,
2013, and 2015.
Lance also composes and arranges for countless schools and organizations all across the country.
Lance is sponsored by Innovative Percussion sticks and mallets.
Percussion Caption Head
Steve attended Saddleback High School in Santa Ana Ca from 97-2000 he learned how to play marimba, tympani, bass drum and tenor drum. Upon graduating high school joined the U.S. Marine Corp and served until 2006. During his time in the military he also made time and began teaching. Starting at his alma mater, he taught Saddleback HS for a few years winning several honors and the division championships. After that he went on to teach Westminster, Hawthorne, Century, Ayala and several other high schools winning high recognition, sweepstakes, division in their respective school.
Steve also marched DCA with the San Francisco Renegades under the direction of Scott Johnson, Kent Cater and a few other staff from Blue Devils and Santa Clara Vanguard.
During 2009 and the 2010 season Steve formed his own independent drumline called Riverside Independent Percussion which competed in WGI and SCPA again winning high honors and winning the PSA SCPA championship in 2010. From their he continued his musical career in consulting with different schools, and also score writing for TV shows and movies.