About

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Jonathan Zuniga is an instructor, composer, and arranger from Southern California. He has worked with several WGI/SCPA indoor ensembles including Pulse Percussion 2010-2018, Los Alamitos High School 2011-2016, La Quinta High School 2016-present, and Chino Hills Winter Drumline 2013, 2016-2018. Jonathan is currently the Front Ensemble Arranger and Musical Director for Pacific Crest (2017-Current) and was on the design team at George Mason University for their 2018 season. Jonathan was a former Assistant Front Ensemble Arranger for Box Six. 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, Zildjian, Mike Balter, and Remo team and lives in Huntington Beach, 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

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Ezekiel is a marching percussion educator, composer, and arranger based out of Southern California. He is currently the percussion caption head and percussion composer / arranger at Los Alamitos High school. As a composer / arranger, Ezekiel writes for marching bands, indoor drumlines, and drum corps as a wind arranger, brass arranger, battery arranger, front ensemble arranger, as well as sound designer. As an educator, Ezekiel has worked with a number of high schools and middle schools over the years, and has also been on staff with Pacific Crest, the Boston Crusaders, Phantom Regiment, Santa Clara Vanguard, POW Percussion, and Pulse Percussion.

Ezekiel spent his drum corps marching career with the Seattle Cascades, Esperanza, and the Phantom Regiment (2006-2007). His indoor percussion marching career included Momentum Percussion Theater and Pulse Percussion. He earned his percussion performance degree from The University of North Texas.

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

Brian Stockard

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Brian is an instructor and composer that has worked with several marching percussion ensembles from Southern California, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey.  He was the battery coordinator for the WGI Scholastic A Medalist Mechanicsburg High School from 2005-2018.  In 2001 and 2002, then again from 2010 thru 2015, 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 currently lives in Chino Hills, CA with his wife Megan and their three, lovely children.  He works full time as the Marching Artist Relations Manager for Vic Firth & Zildjian.

Travis Peterman

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Born and raised in Newark, Delaware, Travis began his performing career with the All-State Junior and Senior Bands. Quickly finding a passion for the marching arts, he went on to perform with the Reading Buccaneers, United Percussion, the Blue Stars, and Rhythm X.

He began his drum corps teaching career with the Cadets2 as the snare technician and battery choreographer, remaining with the corps for three years. Travis previously held the position of the director, program coordinator, and battery arranger for Cadets Winter Percussion during it’s three year tenure. Currently, Travis is the percussion caption supervisor at Carolina Crown and the program director of the George Mason University Indoor Drumline, where he is also a battery and visual designer. In DCA, he has been the battery arranger and director of percussion for the Bushwackers Drum and Bugle Corps since the 2016 season. Travis has been involved with the WGI group Imperial Dynasty in various roles since 2004, currently serving as the battery and drill designer. Travis joined the Jersey Surf for the 2019 season, serving as their battery designer. He is also an accomplished adjudicator with circuits such as SCPA, KIDA, AIA, and NWAPA.

Travis is honored to have studied under educators such as Thom Hannum, Tom Aungst, Tim Jackson, Jim Ancona, Joel Hilbert, Tim Fairbanks, Darick Kelly, Rich Hammond, and Chris Feist. Outside of the percussion world, Travis holds an A.A. in Criminal Justice from Delaware Tech, a B.S. in Behavioral Science from Wilmington University, and a M.Ed. in School Counseling (also from WilmU).

Dave Fry

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Dave Fry is an active designer, arranger, sound engineer, and educator in the Philadelphia area. He first began his music endeavors in elementary school with general percussion as well as private instruction on drum-set. Dave’s marching career started at Norristown Area High School under the instruction of Dave Schopp, Rob Misener, Scott Brown, and Tommy Winder. After High School, Dave went on to march snare drum with the Reading Buccaneers in 2001.

Dave’s teaching experience began in 2001 with Souderton High School. Dave has been with Perkiomen Valley High School since 2009 where he took over as Percussion Director in 2010, as well as battery arranger, visual designer, and sound engineer. Most recently, Dave created soundscape for the 2018 DCA Champion, Reading Buccaneers. Dave is also a proud member of the Vic Firth Education team.

Dave is a Sales Territory Manager for a national fire protection wholesale company. He currently lives in Downingtown, PA where he spends his free time with his wife, Briana and his two Akita rescues Lumen and Rigel.

Jon Kline

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Jon Kline is an active designer, arranger, and educator in the Philadelphia area. His music career began in elementary school learning how to play general percussion and also taking drumset lessons from his father. Later he studied drum set under private instructor Gene Lazowicki. His marching career started at Souderton High School where he discovered his love for performing. While in High School Jon started marching bass drum with the Lehigh Valley Knights Drum and Bugle Corps. He was a member of the bassline in 2003 and 2004. In 2005 Jon was a member of the Jersey Surf Drum and Bugle Corps playing in their bassline. The following winter Jon joined United Percussion for the 2006 season playing bass drum. He continued on to be a member of the bassline for the 2008 and 2009 seasons.

Jon’s teaching experience includes various high schools in the region. Most recently serving as the bass tech, music/visual designer, and Assistant Drumline director of Perkiomen Valley High School from 2009 to present. Jon is also a very proud member of the Vic Firth Education team.

Jon has an Associates Degree in Education and also a B.S. in Organizational Leadership from Philadelphia University. He is currently working as an Accountant at a local corporation. Jon lives in Harleysville, PA where he spends his free time with his wife Denna and their new son Jonathan Jr.

Ryan Anderson

Ryan Anderson began his drum corps marching career as a performer with Esperanza Drum and Bugle Corps in 2005 & 2006, then moved on to Carolina Crown in 2007. He served as section leader for both corps. After aging out as a performer, Ryan served as the Tenor tech for the 2-Time World Champion Madison Scouts Drum And Bugle Corps in 2008 and 2009. In 2010 Anderson helped lead the 2009 Open Class Champion Blue Devils B Corps to a second championship and percussion title. He then rejoined Carolina Crown as a Tenor tech for the 2011 Season. In 2012 Ryan returned to the Madison Scouts, helping bring the percussion section from placing out of finals to DCI’s elite Top-5. He was later promoted to Battery Coordinator for the 2015 and 2016 seasons. During the winter Ryan puts his focus towards the WGI Indoor Percussion activity. 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 WGI World Champion Chino Hills High School in Chino Hills CA (2007- 2014), winning 2 WGI Gold Medals in the ” Scholastic World ” division. In addition, he worked with Los Alamitos High School in Los Alamitos CA (2007- 2014), El Modena High School in Orange CA (2012- 2014), Damien High School in La Verne CA (2015) and Rosemead High School in Rosemead CA (2014-2016 ). Ryan was also the director of percussion at Townsend JR High School in Chino Hills CA (2009 – 2012).

In 2017 Ryan was asked to work with The Royal Guard Of Oman in Muscat, Oman where he helped design and teach a Routine that was performed at The Royal Opera House in Muscat, Oman and at the Royal Dinner party held for Sultan Qaboos bin Said al Said. This is on of the highest honors of the Country.

Ryan currently works with Bluecoats Drum and Bugle Corps as Battery Manager (2017-Present), the 3-time World Champion Pulse Percussion (2010- Present) where he serves as the Battery Manager/ Ensemble Coordinator, Etiwanda High School in Rancho Cucamonga, CA and Pacifica High School in Garden Grove, CA.

In addition to writing and designing, Ryan has performed with Blue Devils Entertainment, Niner Noise Drumline, and Clippercussion Drumline. He also performed with Carolina Crown percussion at the introduction of the 2007 Nascar All Star Challenge, the NAMM 2005 opening ceremony with Pulse Percussion, and various other commercials, movies, recordings and events with the Riverside Community College Drumline.

Ryan is a proud member of the Vic Firth Education Team and is a Remo Marching Artist. 

Mike McGee

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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 from 2005-2007, the Blue Devils Drum and Bugle Corps in 2008 as well as performing on snare drum in WGI as a charter member with Pulse Percussion Open in 2011.

Mike has experience writing drill and writing music for numerous groups as well as being an instructor in the Southern California, Arizona, and most recently Las Vegas, NV. Mike has worked with groups such as; Upland High School, Mandarins Drum and Bugle Corps, POW Percussion, The Academy Drum and Bugle Corps, Ayala High School, Gilbert High School, and served as the Ensemble Coordinator and Battery Arranger for Breakthrough Indoor Percussion from 2014-2016, leading them to their first WGI finals appearance in their history in 2015 and a top 5 finish in 2016.

Currently, Mike lives in Las Vegas, NV working as a Manager in the Hospitality field. Mike is a member of the Vic Firth Education Team.

Orchestrator

Trent Gronewold

Trent is an arranger, instructor, orchestrator and sound designer from Southern California, where he has taught and designed for many ensembles. In the Fall of 2016 Trent started teaching the front ensembles at Gahr and La Quinta HS's. In 2018, Trent started La Quinta's first ever concert percussion ensembles, which won the SCPA Concert Open Gold Medal (PSCO) in it's first year of competition. This motivated the push to start in World Class for the 2019 season.

In 2016, Trent was hired at Box Six where he still works behind the scenes as an Orchestrator and Operations Assistant. His marching experience includes the Blue Stars Drum & Bugle Corps (2015-2016), Pulse Percussion (2016-2019) and the Santa Clara Vanguard in 2018. During this time he has won a WGI Championship, a DCI Championship and a Fred Sanford High Percussion Award.

Trent is a member of the Vic Firth and Zildjian Educational team and currently attends Cypress College. He lives in Los Alamitos, CA