Eric Shriver


Ensemble Director, Battery Manager & Arranger

Currently:
Gold Drum & Bugle Corps – Percussion Director and Battery Arranger, Since 2020
Cavaliers Drum & Bugle Corps – Snare Tech, Since 2019
Sunny Hills HS – Percussion Director, Since 2014
West HS – Percussion Director, Since 2014
SCPA – Member of Classification Committee
The Build-Up Method –  Creator/Owner

Previously:
Blue Stars Drum & Bugle Corps – Percussion Caption Head, 2013-2018, Battery Arranger, 2017-2018
Élan Percussion Ensemble – Battery Arranger, 2020
Bluecoats Drum & Bugle Corps – 
Snare Tech, 2009-2012
Pulse Percussion Ensemble – Snare Tech, Battery & Ensemble Coordinator, Ensemble Consultant, 2008-2015
Rowland High School – Percussion Director, 2008-2018

Performance Experience: 
Bluecoats Drum & Bugle Corps – Snare, 2004-2006, Section Leader, 2005-2006
Pulse Percussion – Snare, Ensemble Leader 2005-2007
Black Knights Winter Percussion – 2003-2004
Pacific Crest Drum & Bugle Corps – 2002-2003
RCC Marching Band –  2002

Education:
California Polytechnic University (Pomona, CA) – Bachelor of Arts – Music (Industry Studies) 

Product Affiliations:
Zildjian Cymbals
Remo Drumheads
Yamaha Percussion
Innovative Percussion 

About Me:
Eric lives in Rancho Cucamonga, CA, with his Wife Amanda, Daughter Charlotte, Dog Sammy, and Cat Luna

ShriverPercussion.com


Sarah Culbertson

 
Front  Ensemble Manager

Performance Experience: 
Blue Devils B Drum & Bugle Corps – Front Ensemble, 2016
Mandarins Drum & Bugle Corps – Front Ensemble, 2017
Santa Clara Vanguard Drum & Bugle Corps – Front Ensemble, 2018-2019
RCC Indoor Percussion – Front Ensemble, 2017-2020 – Section Leader 2020

Education:
University of San Diego –Studying Environmental and Ocean Sciences

Personal:
Pursuing jazz vibraphone as a hobby on the side


Emmanuel Mora


Battery Staff – Snares

Currently:
Gold Drum & Bugle Corps – Percussion Staff

Performance Experience: 
Pulse Percussion Ensemble 
POW Percussion
Blue Stars Drum & Bugle Corps
Mandarins Drum & Bugle Corps
Gold Drum & Bugle Corps

About Me:
Emmanuel Mora is a multi-instrumentalist based in Orange County. This will be Emmanuel’s second season as snare tech.


William Abraamyan


Battery Staff – Snares

Currently:
Santa Clara Vanguard Cadets Drum & Bugle Corps – Percussion Staff
Herbert Hoover HS – Percussion Staff

Performance Experience: 
Pulse Percussion Ensemble 
Santa Clara Vanguard Drum & Bugle Corps
POW Percussion
Santa Clara Vanguard Cadets Drum & Bugle Corps



Aya Strauss


Battery Staff – Snares

Currently:
North Torrance HS – Percussion Director
Mira Costa HS – Battery Instructor
Palisades CHS – Battery Instructor
Savanna HS – Battery Instructor
LA Chargers Thunderbolt Drumline – Member
Sidle Entertainment – Performer

Previously: 
Santa Monica HS – Battery Manager/Arranger
Elan Percussion Ensemble – Snare Instructor

Performance Experience: 
Broken City Percussion – 2019
POW Percussion – 2018
Dark Sky Percussion –
2016-2017
Santa Clara Vanguard Cadets Drum & Bugle Corps – 2017
Pacific Crest Drum & Bugle Corps – 2015
Gold Drum & Bugle Corps – 2014
UCLA Marching Band 

Education:
UCLA – Received a degree in Cognitive Science

Product Affiliations:
Vic Firth

About Me:
Aya is a percussion educator, performer, and arranger who lives in Torrance, CA. In her spare time she enjoys going to her CrossFit gym and teaching herself new instruments.


Sam Wright


Battery Staff – Tenors

Previously: 
POW Percussion – Staff
Cap City Percussion – Staff
Crossmen Drum & Bugle Corps – Staff
Shadow Drum & Bugle Corps –Staff
Carmel HS – Staff
Chino Hills HS – Staff
Center Grove HS – Staff
South Pasadena HS – Staff

Performance Experience: 
Rhythm X – 2016-2018
Redline Percussion – 2015
Blue Stars Drum & Bugle Corps –
2016-2017
Madison Scouts Drum & Bugle Corps –
2015
Jersey Surf Drum & Bugle Corps –
2014

Education:
Indiana University-Purdue University of Indianapolis – Bachelor’s of Arts in Communications

About Me: 
Sam graduated from Center Grove HS and decided to relocate from his hometown of Greenwood, IN to Los Angeles, CA after the conclusion of DCI’s 2019 season. Sam currently works as an Account Manager with Security Dealer Marketing and enjoys spending his time with family/friends, trying as many taco trucks as possible, and washing his hands.


Phil Viani


Battery Staff – Tenors

Previously:
Gold Drum and Bugle Corps – Percussion Staff
Carlsbad HS – Staff
Mission Hills HS – Staff
Vista HS – Staff

Performance Experience: 
Pulse Percussion – 2016 & 2017
POW Percussion- 2014 & 2015
The Academy Drum & Bugle Corps – 2013

Education:
San Diego State University – Bachelor’s of Sciences in Business Administration- Marketing

About Me: 
Phil is a videographer and photographer based in the San Diego area. His love for coffee led him to his job at Philz Coffee. When he’s not shooting photos and making coffee, Phil enjoys living an active lifestyle and spending time with family & friends.


Brady Giard


Battery Staff – Bass Drums

Currently:
Gold Drum & Bugle Corps – Percussion Staff
Chila Vista HS – Percussion Staff

Performance Experience: 

Pulse Percussion
Blue Stars Drum & Bugle Corps

About Me: 
When I am not teaching music I am working for the YMCA in their PrimeTime Department, watching Netflix, or recording a podcast with my friends.


Otto Peralta


Battery Staff – Bass Drums

Currently:
Mira Costa High School – Battery Instructor
West High School – Battery Instructor
La Quinta High School – Battery Instructor

Previously:
Mandarins Drum & Bugle Corps
POW Percussion
Vessel Indoor

Performance Experience:
Pulse Percussion
Pow Percussion
Garfield Independent
The Academy Drum & Bugle Corps
Gold Drum & Bugle Corps


Zach Freeman

Zach Freeman
Battery Staff – Cymbals

Previously:
Meraki Percussion – Cymbal Staff
Pacific Crest Drum & Bugle Corps – Cymbal Staff
South Pasadena High School – Drill Designer, Visual/Cymbal Staff
Bolsa Grande High School – Drill Designer, Visual/Cymbal Staff
Gahr High School – Cymbal Staff

Performance Experience: 
Pulse Percussion – 2015, 2017-2019
POW Percussion – 2016
The Academy Drum and Bugle Corps – 2017-2018
Pacific Crest Drum and Bugle Corps – 2016
Impulse Drum and Bugle Corps – 2014-2015

Education:
University of California, Los Angeles – Bachelors of Arts, Bassoon Performance

About Me: 
Zach Freeman is a Los Angeles based designer, performer, and educator who prioritizes being a better musician as his main focus for his students.


Michael Tran


Front Ensemble Staff

Currently:
Rancho Cucamonga HS – Front Ensemble Tech, Since 2018

Performance Experience:
Blue Devils Drum & Bugle Corps – Vibraphone, 2016, Xylophone, 2017-2019
RCC Indoor Percussion – Xylophone, 2016-2019, Marimba, 2020

Education:
California Polytechnic University (Pomona, CA) – Bachelor of Arts – Music (Education)

About Me:
Michael Tran is an experienced percussionist, educator, and ukulelist in the Southern California Region. Driven by a philosophy of flow, he provides a holistic perspective acquired from many years in the marching activity. Outside of the classroom, Michael is a family man who enjoys roller blading and video games.


Garrison Goodwin


Front Ensemble Staff

Currently:
Chavez Middle School –
Front Ensemble Coordinator
SB Percussion –
Front Ensemble Coordinator

Previously:
Westlake HS –
Front Ensemble Staff
Rancho Cucamonga HS –
Front Ensemble Staff

Performance Experience:
Concord Blue Devils –
Synth 2016-2018
RCC Indoor Percussion –
Synth 2018-2019

About Me:
Garrison is a Southern California born and based musician with a strong background in Jazz music and building positive cultures with his ensembles. He strives to push the musical ceiling of those around him while relating the lessons learned during the season back to everyday life situations. Garrison most recently was a featured soloist in RCC’s 2019 production.