DAVID G. WEINBERG
PROGRAM COORDINATOR / SHOW DESIGNER / DRILL WRITER
David Weinberg is a graduate of Cal State University, Long Beach with a Degree in Music Education, where he also earned a Teaching Credentials. David went to the University of San Diego to earn his CLAD. Mr. David is currently earning his Masters Degree in Conducting through the American Band College of Southern Oregon.
David is currently in his ninth year as the Band Director at Aliso Niguel High School in Aliso Viejo, California. The Aliso Niguel High School Band Program has won awards in Marching Band, Concert Band, Winter Drumline, and Winter Color Guard throughout the Southern California band and guard circuits. The Aliso Niguel High School is also the two-time, back-to-back Southern California School Band & Orchestra Association 3A Marching Band Champions.
David has been an instructor for over 200 high school marching band programs and has designed over 1,700 field shows for high school marching bands from all over the country. David is also currently a sought-after drill designer. David has written drill for the Jacksonville State University Marching Southerners from Jacksonville, Alabama and for the Long Beach State 49ers Marching Band.
BRASS CAPTION HEAD / CO-SHOW DESIGNER / BRASS ARRANGER
Randy Dulaney received his bachelor’s degree in Music Education from Southern Utah University, where he also focused on Composition, Piano Performance, and Trumpet Performance. He is currently the Director of Bands at Murrieta Valley High School in Murrieta, California, where he heads the Marching Band, Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Band, and Jazz Band. He has been involved with music education for over a decade now, where he has taught at both the middle school and high school levels.
Randy has been composing and arranging for marching band and wind ensembles throughout the United States for nearly ten years, and the groups he writes for have enjoyed a tremendous amount of success. He has written for schools such as Vista Murrieta High School, Great Oak High School, El Camino High School, Kaiser High School, Temescal Canyon High School, and his own Murrieta Valley High School. His compositions and commissions for concert band have been played and enjoyed by groups of all ages throughout the country. He continues to be an active composer and arranger, writing for several groups every year.
Randy marched with the Santa Clara Vanguard Drum and Bugle Corps in the mid-‘90s, where he played trumpet. Randy has enjoyed watching his oldest daughter Madison march with the Santa Clara Vanguard Drum and Bugle Corps during their 2018 season.
Randy’s philosophy of music is that just about everyone in the world is touched or inspired by one or more genres of music. For students of music, and those who actively and continuously participate in its performance and development, it has an even deeper impact. This impact can be so profound that they will always remember the effect that music has had on them for the remainder of their lives. Music should teach students to develop a basic, emotional, and creative understanding of music and art, teach them how to act and perform as professionals in the working world, allow them to feel proud of what they have accomplished and to challenge them on a daily basis to help them understand who they are and what truly inspires them.
Randy currently lives in Murrieta, California with his wife Erin and their three kids Madison, Danzie, and Carson.
PERCUSSION CAPTION HEAD / BATTERY ARRANGER
Henry Gillard is a Southern California-based percussion educator and arranger. Henry has had extensive performing experience in elite marching percussion ensembles such as the six-time Winter Guard International World Champion Riverside City College Indoor Percussion from 2012 through 2016, and 18-time Drum Corps International World Champion Blue Devils Drum and Bugle Corps from 2012 through 2014. Henry is the Battery Caption Head at Dark Sky Percussion from 2018 through 2019, and was formerly the Percussion Caption Head for the Oregon Crusaders Drum and Bugle Corps in 2018. Henry aspires to give top-tier instruction to all of his students, who he hopes will one day achieve their performance goals, as well as do his part to help evolve the marching activity to greater levels of achievement.
COLOR GUARD CAPTION HEAD / CHOREOGRAPHER
John Arroyo was born and raised in Norwalk, California, and graduated from Whittier High School in 2010. After performing in the marching band, winter guard, and theater program for four years, he went on to perform as a member of various organizations. John has had the opportunity to perform with The Velvet Knights Drum and Bugle Corps, the Cadets Drum and Bugle Corps, Fantasia Winter Guard, and the Santa Clara Vanguard Winter Guard. Today, John continues to teach several programs in Southern California, including Esperanza High School, and is currently taking on his fifth year at Gahr High School. In addition to teaching at the scholastic level, this will be John's third summer teaching a drum and bugle corps. More recently, John has worked with Pacific Crest Drum and Bugle Corps, The Academy Drum and Bugle Corps and the Santa Clara Vanguard Cadets. John is excited and looking forward to another great season with Vessel Drum and Bugle Corps.
ADMINISTRATOR / MEMBER MANAGEMENT / OPERATIONS SUPPORT MEDIA / CONTENT
Sammy has been involved with the marching arts since high school, where he was a saxophone player in the Ayala Band and Colorguard, and a visual ensemble, marching cymbal, and auxiliary percussionist in the Ayala Indoor Percussion and Ayala Concert Percussion programs. Sammy took a few years to rest from the marching arts to start his college path at Mt. San Antonio College, and later Cal State University, Dominguez Hills, where he is currently studying Digital Media Arts with an emphasis on Audio Recording. Sammy returned to the world of marching by performing with the Orange County Independent Winds Ensemble for two seasons, and the Royal Cavaliers Indoor Winds for one season.
Sammy hopes to one day be a sound designer or foley artist for film, television, or video games. Additionally, he would one day like to run his own indoor winds program in Southern California. Sammy is very happy to be working with Vessel Drum and Bugle Corps.
Jake Marsh currently lives in Buena Park and is a Music Education and Trombone Performance Major at Cal State University, Fullerton. At CSUF, Jake has participated in many of the performing ensembles and is currently seated as principle trombone for the Symphonic Winds.
As a performer, his drum corps career started in 2011 at Gold Drum and Bugle Corps 2011, where he marched tuba before switching to lead baritone in 2014. Jake would then move on to became Head Drum Major and Principle Conductor for both the 2015 and 2016 seasons, where he aged out. In his five years with the corps, Jake has had the pleasure of working with some of the biggest names and successful band directors from all over the state of California.
As an educator, Jake currently leads a very active private studio and has instructed various levels of ensembles including both middle school and high school. Jake is very passionate about giving the best experience possible and is both eager and excited to share his knowledge with the members of Vessel Drum and Bugle Corps this season. With this, his mission has always been to bring out the very best in the members and bring forth a sense of pride and passion for the ensemble and the growth towards a brighter future for all who march.
FRONT ENSEMBLE LEAD TECH
Nick Quan is a composer and educator who currently resides in Corona, California. His performing experience includes six years of both Drum Corps International and Winter Guard International. His marching career includes Velvet Knights Drum and Bugle Corps in 2010, City Sound Drum and Bugle Corps in 2011, Gold Drum and Bugle Corps from 2012 through 2015, as well as Orange County Independent Percussion and Broken City Percussion from 2011 through 2016.
His previous teaching experience includes a variety of scholastic and independent programs across Southern California, as he is currently the front ensemble instructor for Glendora High School, Bonita High School, and Colony High School. He has also worked with independent groups such as Orange County Independent Open Percussion, Elan Percussion, Gold Drum and Bugle Corps, and Vessel Drum and Bugle Corps. Nick proudly endorses Vic Firth Sticks and Mallets and Zildjian Cymbals.
Bryan Schwarz, a native from Southern California, where he graduated from Glendora High School. He was a member of Impulse Drum and Bugle Corps from 2013-2014 and aged out with the Sacramento Mandarins in 2015. Bryan marched with Orange County Independent percussion in 2015, then began performing with POW percussion in 2016.
Bryan was the bass drum instructor for Gold drum and bugle corps from 2016-2017. He is currently the percussion caption head at Glendora High School, where he works throughout the district, and teaches with the PSW group Diamond Bar High School.
Bryan looks to give back to the community that gave some much to him.
Currently a business major at Citrus College, Bryan resides in Glendora CA.