About

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Jonathan Zuniga is an instructor and composer from Southern California and is the Assistant Front Ensemble Arranger for Box Six. He has worked with several WGI/SCPA indoor ensembles including Pulse Percussion since 2010, Los Alamitos High School 2011-2016, La Quinta High School 2016-present, and Chino Hills Winter Drumline 2013, 2016-present. Jonathan is currently the Front Ensemble Arranger and is on the Design Team of the 2017 Pacific Crest season and is excited to join George Mason Univeersity for their 2018 seson . His past instructional experience in DCI includes Academy 2011, Cadets 2012, and the Blue Stars 2013-2016. 

Jonathan's performance experience includes the Arizona Academy Drum and Bugle Corps 2007, RCC Winter Drumline 2009 and the Blue Devils Drum & Bugle Corps 2008.

Jonathan is a member of the Vic Firth and Remo Educational team and lives in Sunny, Southern California.

 

Collaborators

Pete Lucero

Pete is a full time percussion educator and designer based out of Southern California.  He has taught many HS and Independent groups since 2000 and he is currently the Percussion Director at Great Oak HS (2004-Present), Chaparral HS (2002-2007, 2011-present), and Vista HS (2014-present).  He has also been working with the Pacific Crest Drum and Bugle Corps for a total of 6 years (2006-2007, 2012-present) and is currently  the Percussion Caption Head and Battery Arranger.

Pete has been involved with the Pulse Percussion organization since 2006.  In this time he has fulfilled many roles with Pulse Percussion, including Tenor Tech, Ensemble Director, Visual Designer, Program Coordinator, Staff/Ensemble Coordinator, and Entertainment Director.  He is currently working with POW Percussion as Program Coordinator.

Pete has performed in award winning ensembles such as Northglenn HS, Blue Knights Percussion Ensemble, Blue Knights Drum & Bugle Corps, RCC Winter Drumline, and the Blue Devils Drum & Bugle Corps.  During his performing career he was fortunate to learn from great educators such as Ralph Hardimon, Scott Johnson, Dave Marvin, Scott Reno, and Sean Vega.  He has been participating in WGI Finals since 1997 which includes 9 years as a performer and 11 years as an instructor. He has also performed with Blue Devils Entertainment, was a 4 year performing member in the stage show "Riptide" at Sea World San Diego, and has worked on and performed in many marching percussion projects including live corporate gigs, studio recordings, music videos, television shows, movies, and parades. 

Pete is a member of the Vic Firth Educational Team, a Remo Artist, and lives in Temecula, CA.

Jason Hillegaart

Jason is an active instructor and designer of marching percussion. He is in his 15th year as the Head of Percussion for Temple City High School and 3rd year as the Front Ensemble Caption Head for Crescenta Valley High School. There he works with both the Marching Bands and Indoor Percussion Ensembles. Jason recently had the privilege of working with Temple City High School to prepare them for marching in the 2015 Tournament of Roses Parade . He currently only works at the high school level, but his teaching experience ranges from elementary school, junior high, high school, to college levels.
 
Jason has experience composing music and writing drill for high school ensembles and recently had an original composition arranged for the Watchmen Drum and Bugle Corps. He has performed in many ensembles including the Temple City High School Marching Band, Pasadena City College Marching Band, Pasadena City College Indoor Percussion Ensemble, and the Tournament of Roses Honor Band. He has also played in many jazz groups, tracked drums on studio albums, recorded for television shows, and collaborated with various performance ensembles throughout Southern California. 

He has been taught by many talented percussion instructors, and studied marching percussion for many years now. Jason currently lives in the Pasadena, CA area.

Ezekiel Lanser

Ezekiel Lanser is a marching percussion educator and composer based out of Southern California. He is the percussion arranger, visual designer, and percussion caption head at Pacifica High School, a battery technician at Los Alamitos High School, and a consultant at Edison High School and La Quinta High School. He is also a snare tech for Pulse Percussion and The Santa Clara Vanguard Drum and Bugle Corps. As a composer, Ezekiel has been fortunate enough to have seen his shows take the floor at WGI world finals in both scholastic and independent divisions. 

Ezekiel's performance credits include marching with Momentum Percussion Theater, the UNT A-Line, Pulse Percussion, The Seattle Cascades Drum and Bugle Corps, Esperanza Drum and Bugle Corps, and The Phantom Regiment. He was formerly on staff with The Boston Crusaders Drum and Bugle Corps, Phantom Regiment, and POW Percussion. He earned his percussion performance degree from The University of North Texas. 

Ezekiel is a member of the Vic Firth education team and lives in Huntington Beach, CA.

Brian Stockard

Brian is an instructor and composer that has worked with several marching percussion ensembles from Southern California, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey.  He has been the battery coordinator for the WGI Scholastic A Medalist Mechanicsburg High School since 2005.  In 2001 and 2002, then again from 2010 thru 2014, Brian was on staff with Pacific Crest Drum & Bugle Corps.  He has also held teaching positions with The Cadets Drum & Bugle Corps and United Percussion.  

Brian’s performance experience includes work with various production and entertainment companies across the country such as PCI Productions, Windish Music, SRO Productions, Hop Star, Recycled Percussion, and more.  Brian marched in the drumline with Pacific Crest for 3 years and aged out playing snare with The Cadets in 2000.

Brian is a Remo Artist, as well as a proud member of the Vic Firth Education team.

Brian currently lives in Mechanicsburg, PA with his wife Megan and their three, lovely children.  He works full time as a Senior Admissions Counselor at Messiah College in Mechanicsburg, PA.   

Mike McGee

Mike McGee has been an active designer and instructor in the Marching Arts since 2007. He comes from a wide variety of musical backgrounds as he's performed in DCI as a baritone player with Pacific Crest Drum and Bugle Corps and the Blue Devils Drum and Bugle Corps as well as performing on snare drum in WGI as a charter member with Pulse Percussion Open.

Mike has experience writing drill and writing music for numerous groups as well as being an instructor in the Southern California area and most recently Arizona. Notable groups include Upland High School, Mandarins Drum and Bugle Corps, POW Percussion, The Academy Drum and Bugle Corps, Ayala High School, Gilbert High School, and most recently served as the Ensemble Coordinator and Battery Arranger for Breakthrough Indoor Percussion.

Currently, Mike is living in Las Vegas, NV working in the hospitality field. Mike is a member of the Vic Firth Education Team.

Ryan Anderson

Ryan began his drum corps marching career with Esperanza drum and bugle corps in 2005 - 2006 as section leader followed by Carolina Crown in 2007 where he was also section leader. After aging out from DCI Ryan became the Tenor Tech for the 2 Time World Champion Madison Scouts Drum And Bugle Corps 2008- 2009. In 2010 Anderson helped lead the 2009 Open Class Champion Blue Devils B Corps to a second championship and percussion tittle. He then became a member of the Carolina Crown Percussion team as quad tech for the 2011 Season. 
In 2012 Ryan returned to The Madison Scouts and is currently working with the Corps helping bring the percussion section from placing out of finals to a top 5 placement in two seasons. Ryan will continue his role for his second year as " Battery Caption Head " for the 2016 season.

During the winter Ryan puts his focus towards WGI. He performed with Pulse Percussion as a charter member in 2005. He then Performed with the 4 time World Champion Riverside Community College Winter Percussion Ensemble from 2006 - 2009 Winning a World Championship in 2007.

He has worked with two time WGI World Champion Chino Hills High School in Chino Hills CA ( 2007- 2014 ) Winning 2 WGI Gold Medals in the " Scholastic World " division. Los Alamitos High School in Los Alamitos CA  ( 2007- 2014 ). El Modena High School in Orange CA  (2012- 2014 ).  Ryan was also the director of percussion at Townsend JR High School in Chino Hills CA ( 2009 - 2012 ).

Anderson is currently working with the 2010 and 2014 World Champion Pulse Percussion ( 2010- present ) where he is currently the Battery Manager / Quad Tech. Etiwanda High School in Rancho Cucamonga CA. Damien High School in La Verne CA. Rosemead High School in El Monte CA.

As well as instructing and designing, Ryan has performed with Blue Devils Entertainment , Niner Noise, Clippercussion , Carolina Crown Percussion at the introduction of the 2007 Nascar All Star Challenge, N.A.M.M 2005 opening ceremony with Pulse Percussion, and various commercials, movies, recordings and events with Riverside Community College.   

Ryan is a proud member of the Vic Firth Education Team. 

Assistant

Trent Gronewold

Trent works behind the scenes as an assistant front ensemble orchestrator.

Trent currently teaches at La Quinta HS and Gahr HS. He is also the front ensemble arranger and show designer for several groups including: La Quinta HS Concert, Gahr HS, Clovis East HS, Oregon HS Concert (Wisconsin), and Rancho Verde HS. Trent recently became Sound Designer for BOA band, Lincoln High School (South Dakota). As an orchestrator, Trent is involved with over 10 different groups per season who compete nationally in BOA, WBA, SCPA, WGI, and recently DCI. His marching experience includes Blue Stars Drum & Bugle Corps (2015 and 2016) and Pulse Percussion (2016, 2017, and 2018). 

Trent is a member of the Vic Firth Educational team, and currently attends Cal State University Long Beach.