Brass Staff 

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Paul Rendon
Brass Arranger

Paul Rendon was born in San Diego, California in 1973. He studied Music Composition at The University of Toronto (Ontario, Canada) and Music Education at San Diego State University. While at San Diego State University he was admitted membership into The San Diego State University ETA THETA Chapter of Pi Kappa Lambda, a national honor society, for his academic achievement and contributions to the SDSU School of Music and Dance. He was also granted a fellowship in The California Music Project! He received his credential from San Diego State University.

Paul is an active educator, composer, arranger and performer in Southern California. As a wind band composer, he was commissioned to compose a piece for The 2014 California All-State Music Education Conference for Rancho Buena Vista High School Wind Ensemble. In the same year, his transcription of Leonard Bernstein’s “Three Dance Episodes from “On The Town” for wind ensemble” was premiered at the San Diego Winds Composers festival. The second movement, “Lonely Town”, is still being performed today. In 2016 The Watchmen Drum and Bugle Corps from Riverside, California premiered his original show entitled “Goliath” during their competitive Drum Corps International season. Paul is very active in promoting the arts and arts education as well.

Paul has been a brass designer, brass caption head, Program Consultant and instructor at the World and Open Class levels of drum corps. His Drum Corps programs include The Kiwanis Kavaliers, Velvet Knights (World), The Watchmen, West Coast Sound, Bracken Cavaliers, Long Island Sound, Illusion and The Santa Clara Vanguard Cadets winter program. He has also designed wind band books for various high schools. Recent Marching Band include Rancho Buena Vista HS, Mission Hills HS, Steele Canyon HS, Point Loma HS, Serrano HS, Fallbrook HS, Wateska HS (Illinois), Las Vegas HS and numerous others.

Paul is very active in the community as a performer. A Trumpet and French Horn player, he has performed with numerous Orchestras and Wind Ensembles. His credits include The La Jolla Symphony, San Diego Youth Symphony, San Diego Wind Ensemble and Concert band, The San Diego Symphony as an ensemble, various woodwind/brass quintets and other college ensembles where he has studied. He was also in a national touring ska band and played Trumpet with Dave Wakeling of The English Beat/General Public. Paul was a member of the World Champion Santa Clara Vanguard Drum and Bugles Corps from 1991-1993 where he played French Horn and Mellophone, was a section leader and soloist. As a member of SCV, he performed at DCI’s solo and ensemble competition where he earned third place against some very talented musicians. He attributes his parents and numerous other people in his life that have mentored and impacted him in arts education including SCV legends Gail Royer, Myron Rosander, and Rick South just to name a few.

Currently Paul is the assistant director of bands at Rancho Buena Vista High School in Vista, California (North County San Diego). Since 2011 he teaches/conducts all 3 wind ensembles, marching band and other after school programs like Jazz, Theory, and composition. He also helps students with International Baccalaureate Music throughout the year. He is a music adjudicator and clinician for various circuits including SCSBOA and CMEA.

This is his 2nd year as brass arranger for The Watchmen. He currently resides in San Marcos, Ca.

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James Ana
Brass Staff

James Ana is a music educator that holds a bachelor’s degree in Music Education from California State University Fullerton. While attending Fullerton he performed in various ensembles including, the Wind Symphony, the University Symphony Orchestra, the Fullerton Jazz Orchestra, the New Music Ensemble, the Varsity Band, and the Brass Quintet. James studied under the tutelage of Barry Perkins the Principal trumpet for the Pacific Symphony while at CSUF. He has also studied under Rich Chasin, and Kevin Mayse director of the Wind Symphony at Riverside Community College. Some other performance experiences include the RCC Wind Ensemble 2001-2008, RCC Jazz Band 2002-2008, RCC Marching Band 2001-2002, Pacific Crest Drum & Bugle Corp 2000-2002.

This will be James’ second year with the Watchmen. James took over as brass Caption last season. James is also currently in his first year at as Music Director at Montclair High School after fourth year as Music Director at A.B. Miller High School where he overseas and/or works with the Marching Band, Concert Band, String Orchestra, Jazz Band, Rebel Percussion Alliance, and Fontana Miller Guard. He coordinates with other district faculty to organize events such as the All City Honor High School & Middle School Bands, and the All City Honor High School Choir. James has also worked as a brass and visual coach at Sierra Vista High School in 2011 thru 2012. He also created, and instructed a Brass Quintet while instructing at Sierra Vista High School.

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Stephanie Rittenhouse
High & Mid Brass Technician

Stephanie is a music educator and holds a Bachelor’s in Music Education from California State University Fullerton. While at Fullerton, Stephanie performed with multiple groups including the Brass Ensemble, Brass Quintet, and the Wind Symphony. She studied trumpet with Dr. Mark Garrabrant, then later with Barry Perkins, Principal Trumpet for the Pacific Symphony.

Before transferring to Cal State Fullerton, Stephanie attended Riverside Community College for three years and was involved with numerous performing ensembles which provided unique musical and educational experiences. These ensembles include the RCC Wind Ensemble, Jazz Ensemble, Brass Quintet, Orchestra and the RCC Marching Tigers. Stephanie studied trumpet under Rich Chasin and Kevin Mayse while at RCC.

Stephanie is currently Director of Instrumental Music at Chaparral High School in Temecula. She recently completed her first year teaching at Chaparral High School and her fourth year as a high school music director. Stephanie was previously the director at Vista Del Lago High School in Moreno Valley. Stephanie was also, previously part of the Watchmen brass staff in the 2014 season.

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Victor Torres
High & Mid Brass Technician

Victor began working in education in 1999 as a marching and brass coach for local high schools in the Southern California area. He is currently the Director of Instrumental Music at Bloomington High School in Bloomington, CA after being Music Director at Fallbrook High School located in North County San Diego. When he is not in the classroom, Victor teaches horn to his private studio and performing with local orchestras and wind ensembles. Working with young performers is a passion he has had since his time as a performer himself.

His work as a educator at Redlands High School where he played horn, mellophone in the band and marching bass drum for the winter drumline. After graduating he continued his playing with the Riverside Community College Marching Tigers and Drum Corps International. In 2008, he graduated from the University of Redlands with a degree in Music Education and Teaching Credential. He is currently working on finishing his graduate school.

While serving at his position at Fallbrook High School for six years, his ensembles have received high recognition and awards. The Marching band has found success in the Western Bands Association earning several 1st place awards. The Wind Symphony has earned Excellent and Superior Ratings at Festival. The Winter Drumline has won the Gold Medal (Novice Class – 2015), Bronze Medal (Scholastic B – 2016) at the American Drumline Association Championships. The Winter Color Guard has consistently competed at a high level earning a Gold Medal (Scholastic AAA – 2016) at the Winter Guard Association of Southern California Championships.

This is Victor’s Second season with the Watchmen and is excited for this new opportunity.

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Robert Ransdell
Low Brass Technician

Robert is currently the Instrumental Music director at Grand Terrace High School; a position he has held since the school opened in 2012. This follows a 7-year tenure as the music director at Terrace Hills Middle School and two elementary schools beginning in 2005. Robert has also served as a low brass tech, brass caption head, and assistant director for a number of school band programs in Southern California including Serrano High School, Riverside King, Murrieta Valley HS, and John W. North Blue Star Regiment winning SCSBOA Championships in 2002-2003. He has also served as a guest clinician for a variety of high school and middle school band programs, university music ensembles, and regional honor bands.

Robert has been playing the trombone since 1991 and has an extensive background as a freelance musician performing with a number of Southern California ensembles and with several Grammy-nominated musicians. He is a low brass specialist with significant performance and teaching experience on Euphonium and Tuba in addition to Trombone. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Music Education from CSU San Bernardino in 2004.

This is Robert’s first full season with the Watchmen and is excited for this new opportunity.

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Peter Bement
Mid Brass Technician

A native of Southern California for his entire life, Peter has been an active participant and instructor many highly-regarded performance ensembles across the country. An alumni of Alta Loma High School, he went on to perform in his marching career at Pacific Crest (2015) and the Crossmen from San Antonio, Texas (2017). A Music Education student currently attending Riverside City College and studying under Kevin Mayse and Paul Klintworth, he is an active performer in the RCC Wind Ensemble, Symphony Orchestra, Brass Quintet, and Woodwind Quintet year-round. Additionally, he has performed with ensembles such as the Cal State Los Angeles Wind Ensemble, the Cal State Fullerton Intercollegiate Honor Band, the Loma Linda Academy Wind Ensemble, the Corona Symphony, Performance Riverside, and the Pasadena City College Tournament of Roses Honor Bands over the last number of years as a French Horn and Mellophone player. He has also had the opportunity to perform with artists such as Jeff Helmer and Larry Zalkind, and has performed in Hawaii on performance tour as well.

Outside of performing and studies, Peter is also an active instructor at various high school ensembles in Southern California and a private instructor on French Horn. In the past, he has served as a visual and brass technician at Alta Loma High School (2015-2016), a French Horn instructor at Santiago High School (2016), and currently teaches at Rancho Cucamonga High School as a visual technician in the Fall season and a French Horn coach during the spring.

 


 Percussion Staff 

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Harry Hutchins
Battery Caption Head/Battery Arranger (Drum Corps & Indoor Percussion)

This will be Harry’s second season as both Battery Caption Head and Percussion Arranger.

Harry is an active educator in Southern California. He has taught at organizations such as Dark Sky Percussion, Gold Drum and Bugle Corps, Poway High School, Mt. Carmel High School, Chino High School, Westview High School, and Grossmont High School. His performance experience includes Alternative Percussion Ensemble (2005-2010) and Academy Drum and Bugle Corps (2008). In 2016, he graduated Summa Cum Laude from Berklee College of Music (B.M.) with a major in Film Scoring. While there, he studied drum set performance under Sergio Bellotti, Tony “Thunder” Smith, Henrique De Almeida, Bertram Lehmann, Neal Smith, and Larry Finn.

Harry has written for groups such as Ramona High School, Grossmont High School, Westview High School, Mayfair High School, Velvet Knights Drum and Bugle Corps, Springs Valley High School, Ramona Riverside High School, Riverside King High School, Mission Hills High School, among other schools within the US.

Harry is currently a freelance composer in the greater Los Angeles area pursuing a career in film scoring.

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Adam Kuns
Battery Tech

Adam has worked as a professional drummer and music educator for the past 15 years in Ventura and Los Angeles. He has a degree in Music Performance/Jazz Studies from California State University Northridge where he graduated in 2013 and is currently an Artist in Residence for Drumchannel.com. He has worked with groups such as Dark Sky Percussion, Gold Coast Independent, the Velvet Knights and the Watchmen. Previously he has worked with high school groups such as Oxnard High School, Rio Mesa High School, Royal High School and Lincoln Park High School.

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Connor Quill
Snare Tech

This is Connor’s first season teaching with Watchmen Indoor and he has taught with
Mission Hills High School(2015-2016).
He has marched in both Winter and Summer groups including, marching his age out
with Watchmen Drum and Bugle Corps(2014-2017), is a founding member of
Watchmen Indoor(2015), and was a member with POW Percussion(2016-2017).  He currently resides in El Cajon.

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Michaelangelo Dominique Henegan
Snare Tech

Michaelangelo  is a pianist, percussionist, composer, transcriber,
arranger and educator of music. He has written original music and arranged scores for
various musical ensembles involved with the marching activity.

Michaelangelo attended the Las Vegas Academy High School for his freshmen year of high
school as a piano performance major. His musical interests evolved into his desire to learn
how to play percussion instruments. This lead to his decision to transfer to Sierra Vista High
School to join the band program as a percussionist. The Band was under the direction of
Philip Haines. During his time at Sierra Vista, he earned 3rd chair placement in the
CCSD Honor Band’s Wind Ensemble as well as a principal percussionist placement with the
Nevada All-State Wind Ensemble.

After high school Michaelangelo became heavily involved with marching percussion. After
performing as a member of the Vegas Vanguard Percussion Theater for two years (2007 &
2009), he eventually ventured off into the world of Drum and Bugle Corps. He dedicated two
of his summers to the Academy Drum and Bugle Corps (2008-2009). To conclude his
marching percussion career as a marching member he aged out with the Terminus Atlanta
Percussion Ensemble.

He then began his current career as a percussion educator, arranger, transcriber and
composer for various ensembles throughout the nation. Some of these more notable
ensembles include Fusion Percussion from Tuscon, AZ, Flowery Branch High School from
Flowery Branch, GA, Durango High School from Las Vegas, NV, Basic High School from
Henderson, NV, Sierra Vista High School from Las Vegas, NV, and Arbor View High School
from Las Vegas, NV. He has also worked with Palmetto Percussion (SC), Lanier High School
(GA), Lambert High School (GA), North Forsyth High School (GA), Jefferson High School
(GA), Decatur High School (GA), Hardin Valley Academy (TN), Powell High School (TN),
Liberty High School (NV), Spring Valley High School (NV), Clark High School (NV), University
of Tenessee in Knoxville (TN) and the University of Georgia in Athens (GA). Throughout his
marching percussion career, Michaelangelo has been a part of three world class
marching ensembles as a marching member and educator.

Michaelangelo maintains an active teaching and writing schedule with a number of high
schools across the nation and is currently a freelance performer in Las Vegas, NV.

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Colin Michael Broadwater
Tenor Tech

Colin lived in Riverside California since August of 2014, and have since marched 3 falls with the RCC Marching Tigers, one winter with Dark Sky Percussion, and two winters with RCC Indoor Percussion. From Valdosta, GA, where he graduated from Lowndes High School (the first high school to have signed with System Blue for Brass), and went on to march one summer with Atlanta CV. Colin was also a drummer with Sidle Entertainment, the organization responsible for the L.A. Clippers and Chicago Bulls drumlines, among numerous past and TBH clients. Colin currently a student studying choral and orchestral composition, and sings with the RCC’s renowned Chamber Singers. He also like long walks on the beach and large dogs.

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Dallin Johnson
Tenor Tech

Dallin is a percussionist and educator hailing from the mountains of Utah.
His performance experience includes The Columbians, Battalion, Odyssey Indoor Percussion, and The Academy Drum and Bugle Corps. Dallen was privileged to be instructed by Ike Jackson, Drew Guy, Pete Sapadin, Alex Entin, Chris Temple, and Kyrt Hensch.

Now located in Southern California, Dallin teaches at Serrano High School and Watchmen Drum and Bugle Corps.

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Kyle Banda
Bass Tech

Kyle began teaching at Watchmen as a bass tech in the summer of 2017. He has also taught at the high school he graduated from, Foothill High School.

As a bass drummer, Kyle has marched with both winter and summer groups including Blue Devils B (2012-2013), Blue Devils(2014-2016), Pulse Percussion(2016), and RCC(2017).

He currently is living in Riverside, CA and is working on getting a degree in computer science at the University of California, Riverside.

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Marcel Barragan
Front Ensemble Co- Caption Head

This is Marcel’s first season as Front Ensemble Caption Head with the Watchmen.

His past teaching experience includes Martin Luther King High School, La Sierra High School, Moreno Valley High School, West Covina High School, Apple Valley High School, and Jurupa Valley High School. He is currently the Percussion Caption Head and Arranger for La Sierra High School. He graduated from Martin Luther King High School, and currently instructs the front ensemble and is the Head Sound Technician.

After high school, Marcel would perform with the RCC Marching Tigers, Watchmen Drum and Bugle Corps, Watchmen Indoor Percussion, and the Troopers Drum and Bugle Corps.

Marcel currently resides in Riverside, CA, and is studying Percussion Performance under Jason Goodman and Steven Schmidt. Marcel has had the pleasure to study under Sandi Rennick, Lauren Teel, Brennan Davis, Stephen Symank, Chris McWilliams, and Brian Dinkel, through his years in the marching activity.

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Rebecca Pasillas
Front Ensemble Co- Caption Head

Rebecca has been involved with the marching arts since 2007. Beginning her career at Patriot High School, she was in the marching and indoor program for 4 years. After a break concluding her senior year, she returned to the activity in 2013 as a founding member of Watchmen Soundsport. Concluding the summer of 2013, she continued to be a part of respected programs such as RCC Marching Tigers 2013-2015 spending her last season as section leader, Dark Sky percussion 2014-2015, Watchmen drum and bugle corps and aging out with POW percussion in 2016.

Currently, she is the merchandise manager for Pulse Percussion and Coordinator for a Medical IPA in Orange County.

Rebecca resides in Rancho Cucamonga with her family and fur babies.

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Angel Abonza
Front Ensemble Tech

Angel Abonza was born and raised in Pomona, California. He currently resides in Ontario, California. He has been teaching for the past several years, and is currently the Front Ensemble instructor for Colony, Etiwanda, and Diamond Bar High schools. Angel started his percussion career while in his 2nd year at Colony High School. After graduating from Colony in 2013, he continued to pursue his career in the Marching Arts. 

He has performed with the Riverside City College Marching Tigers (2013-2015), Gold Drum and Bugle Corp (2014), Mandarins (2015), Pacific Crest (2016), and aged out with Dark Sky Percussion (2014-2018).
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Rogelle Zamora

This is Rogelle’s second season on staff with the Watchmen Drum & Bugle Corps.

Rogelle is an active music educator based in Southern California. Drawing from his experiences performing with the RCC Marching Tigers (2013), POW Percussion (2013, 2014), the Watchmen Drum & Bugle Corps (2014), Pulse Percussion in (2015, 2016), he is excited to return for his second season on front ensemble staff with the Watchmen Drum & Bugle Corps.

Rogelle’s instructional experience includes sharing his passion for percussion with various high schools and organizations throughout Southern California, including A.B. Miller High School, Cajon High School, Grand Terrace High School, Montclair High School, Velocity Independent Percussion and POW Percussion. In the past, he has also instructed at his alma mater, Summit High School, as well as Ramona High School, Fontana High School, and Los Altos High School.

Outside of percussion and the marching activity, Rogelle serves as an after-school general music instructor for various elementary school programs under Creative Brain Learning and as a strings coach for A.B. Miller High School and Jurupa Hills High School. He has also served as a cultural music/dance teacher with the Filipino Cultural School (Cerritos, CA) during their  2017 summer program.

Rogelle has graduated from Cal Poly Pomona with Bachelor of Arts degree in Music, with an emphasis in education.

Rogelle currently resides in Fontana, CA

 

 

 


 Color Guard Staff 

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Maritza Ramirez
Color Guard Caption Head

Maritza Ramirez comes to us from Southern California where she has been a part of the color guard community since 2005 having 13 years of performance experience.

She has performed at the middle school, high school, and college level. With groups like Pacific Crest Drum and Bugle Corps, RCC Marching Band, RCC All-stars Band and the world famous winter guard Fantasia. Maritza’s teaching credits include Palm Middle School, Lakeside Middle School, Vista Verde Middle School, Canyon Springs High School, Patriot High School and Rancho Verde High School.

She has also gone on to study at the University of California, Riverside where she has received her undergraduate degree and is currently using that degree to work in the Moreno Valley Unified School District and the Val Verde Unified School District. This will be Maritza’s second year with the Watchmen Drum and Bugle Corps.

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Sami Strebe
Color Guard Technician

Samantha is from Northern California, she moved to Southern California to go to school at RCC and be in the RCC Marching Band. She has been involved in of the world of color guard pageantry since 2006. Before color guard Samantha studied ballet from a young age, and for 6 years was a member of the Crocket Dean Dance Company, Sacramento Ca.

Samantha’s performance credits include such groups as Santa Clara Vanguard Drum and Bugle Corps, Santa Clara Vanguard Cadets Drum and Bugle Corps, RCC Marching Band, RCC All-stars Band and Fantasia Winter Guard. Samantha’s teaching credits include: RCC Marching Band Color Guard Captain, Grand Terrace High School, Banning High School, and West Valley High School.

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Crystal Lissette Ortiz
Color Guard Technician

Crystal Lissette Ortiz is a Southern California native having 7 years of color guard experience. She marched four years with the Riverside Kingsmen followed by three years of teaching.

She is currently the captain head at Orange Vista High School and March Middle School. In addition to teaching Crystal is pursuing a career in marriage and family counseling. She is studying for her undergraduate degree at the University of California Riverside.

 


 Visual Staff 

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Brian Shay
Drill Designer

Brian Shay 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 was the drill writer for the Santa Clara Vanguard Cadets drum & bugle corps for the 2015 and 2016 seasons. Brian joined the visual design team for The Watchmen in 2016.

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Israel Martinez
Visual Caption Head

Israel has been with the Temescal Canyon High School marching band as the visual caption head since the fall of 2007. He has worked as a marching tech with the Vista Murrieta Golden Alliance in 2005.

He marched contra with the Santa Clara Vanguard in 2005, euphonium with RCC Marching Tigers from 02-04, and tuba with the Santa Ana Winds Youth Marching Band.

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John Cross
Visual Technician

John Cross has teaching marching and visual instruction in Southern California since 1994. Starting out with the Grossmont School District at Helix High School and then with Rancho Buena Vista High School. He moved to Orange County was started working with El Dorado High School and then with Mission Viejo High School for the last 6 years.

He is planning to move to Riverside and this last year worked with Ramona High School & Martin Luther King High School. John started his drum corps experience with the Velvet Knights Drum and Bugle corps back 1980 – 1982, he then joined the Impulse Drum and Bugle staff in 1997 – 2002 and then was elected to the Board of Directors for a couple of years.

Wanting to still perform he has performed with the San Francisco Renegade Senior Drum and Bugle corps for the last couple years and is also on the Board of Directors. John is excited to work this year with the Watchmen group after seeing their performances last year, it is going to be a great year. John is currently living in Riverside, CA.

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Pat Bocker
Visual Technician

I began marching in Drum Corps in 1978 with Cadets of Greece from Rochester, NY. I marched with them through 1981. In 1982 Cadets of Greece split up, half the corps members going to Fusion (junior corps) and Rochester Lockport Renegades (also junior corps) I chose to follow Vince Bruni and joined the Renegades After the DCI season of 1982, I entered the United States Marine Corps and was a mellophone player with the Drum and Bugle Corps in 29 Palms, CA. 1985 was my age-out year so I took 30 days leave from the Marine Corps and flew back to New York and joined the A-class Northmen from Rochester, NY playing soprano. It was a great age out year as we placed top 5 in A-class at Madison, WI.

This was my last year marching drum corps for 24 years as no all age corps was close to me
in Southern CA. In 2009 all that changed. So Cal Dream changed their location to about 5 minutes from my home. I joined Dream I marched 2009 & 2010 with Dream. In 2011 I fulfilled my personal dream and marched Empire Statesmen. This was going to be a one year and done since I was commuting from CA. 2012 and went back to Dream. Once our season completed, I began the weekly commute to Rochester and filled a baritone hole for the Statesmen. 2013 was the 30th anniversary and final year for Empire Statesmen, so I once marched with Statesmen. In 2014 Dream went inactive so I marched Fusion Core. I remained with Fusion 2014-2016. I retired after the 2016 season, but early August of 2017,  I was contacted by a member of Kidsgrove Scouts from the United Kingdom, saying they lost a trumpet player due to injury.  I contacted their corps director and once again found myself on the football field learning drill 3 days before the Reading, PA show. I finished out the season with Kidsgrove competing at DCA Championships, DCUK championships and Drum Corps Europe championships. 2017 I also decided it was my chance to give back to drum corps after all those years. I began to instruct at Watchmen. I continue to teach them this year as well. As 2017 ends, the 2018 drum corps season begins, and I too begin a new phase in my drum corps career.  At the annual meeting for Drum Corps Associates I was elected as Vice President of DCA. I look forward to 2018 working the administrative side of the organization and teaching at the DCI level.

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Romel Zamora
Visual Technician
“This is Romel’s first season on staff with Watchmen. His performance experience includes marching baritone/euphonium with the Velvet Knights in 2011 as well as the Watchmen in 2014-2017. He currently works as a visual technician with the A.B. Miller High School Marching Rebel Alliance. Romel currently resides in Fontana, CA”
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Michael Nash
Tour & Marketing Manager, Staff Coordinator, Visual ConsultantADMINISTRATION STAFF

Michael has a long history in the marching arts, starting back in 1973 as a member of the Chevaliers of Waterloo, Iowa which later became the Royal Chevaliers in 1975. In 1976, Michael moved on to march with the Osage Precisionaires of Osage, Iowa. Michael moved to the west coast and found a home with the South San Francisco Conquistadors, marching with them in the 1979 and 1980 seasons.

After a long hiatus from the activity, he resumed his marching career with the San Francisco Renegades Senior Corps in 1998 and performed for three years with them. In 2002, he was part of the management team that started the all age SoCal Dream Drum and Bugle Corps. Michael served in many roles for several years for this successful organization, including President of the Board, Corps Director, Visual Tech, Tour Manager, and a member of the hornline.

Michael has taught all levels of drum corps and high schools. He served as a visual tech for the St. Paul Scouts (1979), Logan High School (1984-85), Impulse (2000-2001), SoCal Dream (2005-2006), Renegades (1998) Gabrielino High School (2006-2007), Norco High School (2010-2011), and Los Amigos High School (2014).  Visual Caption Head for the highly successful Dynasty Marching Band of Ramona High School in Riverside, CA. (2016-2018)

Michael resides in Huntington Beach, CA with his wife of 35 years and has a great career in the automobile industry.