Watchmen Drum and Bugle Corps under the direction of David Becker, is pleased to announce the selection of Jacobo Herrera (Lead DM), Jade Norton, Xiomara Oregon & Ariel McAnulty as the Watchmen Drum Majors for the 2019 season. Jacobo, Jade, Xiomara & Ariel were selected from a candidate pool that went through an intense audition process that showcased their conducting and leadership abilities. Our new drum majors will help guide the corps to its best season ever.
Lead Drum Major
Jacobo Herrera is an accomplished Trumpet player and conductor. He is principle chair for the wind ensemble and is lead trumpet for the jazz band at Redlands East Valley High School. He is the first student orchestral conductor at REVHS, and has conducted with the beginning instrumental band as well as plays and conducts for the Redlands Youth Symphony. His dream schools would be Stanford University, UCLA, or USC. This is Jacobo’s second year with Watchmen as a Drum Major and as head drum Major he plans to bring the corps to a whole new height this season.
Ariel McAnulty is a music education major & a member of the RCC Marching Tigers at Riverside City College. where she played tenor saxophone, and is currently studying bass clarinet. She been marching throughout middle school to college, and has performed in both the Rose Parade and the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.
Jade Norton is currently a junior attending San Luis Obispo High School, and is the drum major for the marching band. She plays the bass clarinet while also doubling on clarinet. Jade has performed with several groups in her area including the Cuesta College Wind Ensemble. She is incredibly passionate about conducting and all things leadership based. She’s applying to Dartmouth, UCLA, Boston College, or Cal Poly San Luis Obispo and is excited to be drum major with Watchmen during their 2019 season.
Xiomara Oregon is an accomplished senior clarinetist from Paloma Valley High Schools Wildcat Brigade and Wind Ensemble. Having traveled and played classically in San Francisco and Santa Cruz, Xiomara’s introduction to music started in the 6th grade and follows her to this day in her participation in drum corps.