Anthony Clark is a full time student and visual designer and educator. Living in Upland, California, Anthony is currently studying Music Education at Riverside Community College with plans to transfer to California State University, Fullerton to complete his Bachelor’s degree. Anthony has a deep love for the pageantry arts, and has been involved with them for over 10 years. His marching experiences include Boston Crusaders (2009-2010), Blue Devils (2012 and 2014), and Broken City Percussion (2016).
Outside of his school endeavors, Anthony is working as a visual designer for multiple programs. He is currently designing for the fall program at Cedarcrest High School in Washington state, as well as John H. Francis Polytechnic in California. He also designs for multiple indoor percussion ensemble, including Los Amigos High School, Azusa High School, and Desert Oasis High school.
Anthony also has much experience teaching in the Southern California area, teaching multiple ensembles throughout the years. These ensembles include Vessel Percussion, Upland High School, Nogales High School, Chaffey High School, Fontana High School, Bonita High School, Los Osos High School, and Etiwanda High School, where he is currently visual caption head.
Mason Tanquary currently resides in Gilbert AZ. He performed with The Academy Drum and Bugle Corps from 2010-2014 on Baritone/Euphonium.
Mason has taught numerous schools in the state of Arizona and is currently the Visual Caption Head for the Williams Field Blackhawk Regiment where they have been a top visual program in Arizona. In addition to teaching he is a drill designer, choreographer for many schools as well.
Masons drum corps teaching experience includes Pacific Crest 2015 as a visual tech and The Academy 2016-2019 as a visual tech.
He also has been a visual judge for marching circuits since 2016 and a General Effect Guard Judge for WGAZ since 2016.
Mason is very excited for the opportunity to work with great educators and help be a part of and build something great with the Troopers for the 2020 season.
Andrew Fresquez is a full-time student and educator, residing in Fullerton, California. He graduated from Riverside City College, and currently attends California State University, Fullerton, pursing a Bachelor's degree in Bass Trombone Performance.
As an educator, Andrew has had the opportunity to work with various music, visual, drum major and leadership programs throughout Southern California. Groups he has worked with include Canyon Springs High School, Serrano High School, Patriot High School, Murrieta Valley High School, Rancho Cucamonga High School, and Etiwanda High School. He has also worked on staff at the Pacific Crest Drum Major camp.
Andrew marched with Pacific Crest Drum and Bugle Corps (2014-2018), 3 seasons on euphonium, 2 as drum major.
Robert Herrera is excited for what’s to come with his first season on the Troopers Visual staff. He is currently pursuing his Bachelors degree in Music Education at the University of Central Florida and is in the Tuba/Euphonium studio under the direction of Claude Kashnig. While at UCF, he has performed with the Tuba/Euphonium Ensemble, Concert Band, Symphonic Band, and the Wind Ensemble.
Robert was a member of the Spirit of Atlanta Drum and Bugle Corps from 2013 to 2016. While there, he served as the baritone section leader for the ’15 season and as the horn sergeant for the ’16 season. Robert has been teaching both private lessons and marching band for over half a decade and has worked as a visual and music instructor for numerous programs in the immediate Orlando area. Currently, Robert runs the visual program at East River High School. Robert is also a visual instructor for Ancient City Ensemble, an open class WGI group based out of Florida.
Outside of the marching arts, Robert likes playing Untitled Goose Game, enjoys cooking, spending time with his two cats, and traveling with his girlfriend. Robert is a proud brother of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia in the Mu Eta chapter at UCF.
Breland Hughes is currently in his third year as the Director of Bands at Cedarcrest High School in Duvall, Washington, where his responsibilities include direction of the Concert Band, Wind Symphony, Wind Ensemble, Jazz Band, Basketball Pep Band and Marching Band. He holds a degree in Music Education from Arizona State University.
Breland has been involved in the marching arts for several years. His marching experience includes one year with the Glassmen, two years with the Academy and one year with the Blue Devils, all on Euphonium. Breland has been an instructor at the high school level as well as in the Drum Corps activity. He spent four years teaching visual in both Arizona and Washington. He also spent two summers on the brass staff of the Seattle Cascades, as well as two years on brass staff with the Academy. Currently, Breland is on the visual staff of the Troopers.
Ryan Manders is entering his 2 nd year as a music educator and currently serves
as an Assistant Band Director at Hutto Middle School in Hutto, Texas where he teaches beginning trumpet, trombone, euphonium, tuba, and the HMS Concert Band.
Ryan received a Bachelors Degree in Music Education All-Level Instrumental from Sam Houston State University. While in attendance at Sam Houston State University he performed with the Bearkat Marching Band, Angry Orange Basketball Band, Old Main Brass Choir, SHSU Concert Band, Symphonic Band, Commencement Band, and numerous trumpet ensembles.
Ryan spent two summers marching trumpet with the Santa Clara Vanguard Drum & Bugle Corps aging out as a DCI silver medalist. He has served as a marching technician for Hendrickson High School, Klein Oak High School, and has assisted with his district cluster Hutto High School during the fall semesters.
This will be Ryan’s 2nd summer working along side the Troopers Visual Staff, and is looking forward to a memorable summer!
Mykal McGrew, a native of Keller, TX, graduated from Sam Houston State University with a bachelors degree in trumpet performance in the fall of 2019. During his time at SHSU Mykal has performed in various ensembles including the SHSU Jazz Band and Symphony Orchestra. While living in Huntsville, Mykal spends time teaching trumpet lessons locally in the Houston area. He is currently on staff as a brass/ marching technician for both the Woodlands High School and Clements High School, and is a clinician for various schools throughout the state of Texas. Mykal’s drum corps experience was spent performing with the Santa Clara Vanguard Drum & Bugle Corps from 2014-2018 where he served as both trumpet section leader, and Drum Major. This will be Mykal’s 2nd year with the Troopers visual staff.
Julia has spent four summers performing as a member of the Oregon Crusaders, Phantom Regiment, and the Santa Clara Vanguard. Outside of drum corps, she has performed with RCC fall and Dark Sky indoor percussion. As an educator, Julia has had the pleasure of working with Impulse! DBC, as well as various high schools in Southern California, including her current schools; Rancho Verde, Vista del Lago and Etiwanda. She is also on staff at POW percussion and is looking forward to working with such a great staff!
Jared Seymour is an alumnus of Oakland University in Auburn Hills, Michigan, receiving a degree in Music Education in 2016. During his time at Oakland, Jared performed in award winning ensembles such as the Oakland University Brass Band, and the Oakland University Wind Ensemble. Jared also served as the President of the Sigma Nu chapter of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, a music fraternity he helped charter on campus, aimed at advancing music at Oakland University and across the United States.
Over the last several years Jared was an active instructor and educator for band programs throughout Southeast Michigan. Many of them receiving high awards such as Lake Orion High and Ferndale High school marching band.
Jared began his Drum Corps career at The Glassmen in 2011 and then was a member of The Bluecoats from 2013-2015 earning a silver and bronze medal in 2014 and 2015 respectively. After aging out, Jared has spent different seasons instructing visual and brass at Jersey Surf and The Academy.
Currently, Jared resides in Bakersfield California where he is the Director of Music at Wonderful College Prep Academy. He spends his time playing in multiple ensembles like the Bakersfield Symphony Orchestra, and working with several high school groups in the Central Valley area.
Jared is ecstatic to be working with the new visual team and for the 2020 season.
Harrison Toma is a young music educator based in Southern California. He has previously taught marching, music and conducting at Rancho Cucamonga HS, Arcadia HS and Vista Murrieta HS. As a performer he has been included in groups such as Pacific Crest Drum and Bugle Corps (2014) as a marching member and The Blue Devils Drum and Bugle Corps as a drum major (2015-2016). Harrison also holds an AA in music from Riverside City College and has studied with Kevin Mayse, Gary Locke and Seth Murphy.
Emily Dean began her marching career with Williams Field High School in Gilbert, AZ. Upon graduating a semester early, she marched with Fenix Independent A during their inaugural season. She went on to march with Pacific Crest, ASU Sun Devil Marching Band, and Breakthrough Indoor Percussion. After aging out with Breakthrough, she was invited to be the visual ensemble coordinator for the following season. She currently instructs the Casa Grande Union High School color guard as well as the Paradise Valley color guard, and spent the summer of 2019 teaching dance curriculum and choreographing for the Madison Scouts. She has recently graduated with an AA in dance. She hopes to help both students and instructors learn the importance of breath, body awareness, and individuality and how to apply these concepts to choreography and movement as a whole.
24 year old Graduate of Tennessee Technological University. Marching member of Music City Drum Corps 2012-2013 and Spirit of Atlanta Drum major 2017. Worked with high schools such as Siegel, Hixson, Soddy Daisy and many others in the Tennessee area. Have spent the past six years working with the Salvation Army and conducting brass bands and teaching other music classes as well. Grew up in Chattanooga Tennessee and is currently doing residency at Hunter Middle school.
Meaghan Wilkinson graduated with her B.A. in English from the University of California, Riverside in June of 2019. She spent five summers performing with Pacific Crest Drum & Bugle Corps (2014-2015), The Academy Drum & Bugle Corps (2016-2017) and the Santa Clara Vanguard Drum and Bugle Corps (2019). She currently works as a visual instructor for Vista Murrieta High School and Etiwanda High School in Southern California. This will be her first year on staff with the Troopers.
Shane Wigley, raised in Mexia Texas and now lives in Ennis Texas. Shane drum corps experience was served with the Revolution Drum & Bugle Corps from 2006-2007 where he performed as a lead soprano, a lead trumpet, and as high brass Horn Sargent his age year. He also served on the Revolution Visual staff in 2008, part of 2009, and on the visual staff with Compass Drum & Bugle Corps in 2019 as well as serving as the Strength & Conditioning Coach for Compass DBC.
When he was not involved with the drum corps activity, Shane was getting his license to become a fitness professional and now has over 9 years experience in the fitness industry. He has served as a Functional Movement and Fitness Therapy Specialist for Gold’s Gym, adult outdoor group fitness trainer for Camp Gladiator, Cardiac Rehabilitation Specialist with NextGen at home rehab, and Hydrostatic Body specialist with Body Analytics USA. Shane now hold 3 nationally recognized certification with the International Sport Science Association and 2 specialty certifications in functional movement.
He is very excited about sharing his skills and joining the Troopers family for the 2020 season.
Ken Karlin began his drum corps career in 1987 as a member of Star of Indiana. He served on the visual staff of the Bloomington-based corps from 1989-1992. He has been with the visual staff of the 19-time DCI World Champion Concord Blue Devils since 1995. He was the visual designer for the 5-time Open Class DCI Champion Blue Devils B corps from 1999-2018, and served in that capacity for the 2008-2009 Madison Scouts. He has been part of the Denver Blue Knights visual staff since 2017. Ken holds a degree in music from Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana, and was an associate director of bands at James Logan High School in Union City, California from 1999-2012, where the marching band was the Western Band Association Champion eleven times during his tenure there. Since 2012 he has been an associate director of bands and director of jazz ensembles at Ben Davis High School in Indianapolis. Ken is a movement coach, visual designer and judge in the pageantry arts of drum corps, marching band and winter percussion.
Zach Carrasco is a San Francisco Bay Area native who has become a full-time educator since living down in Southern California. He has worked with numerous marching bands, drum corps, and indoor percussion ensembles as a designer, drill writer, choreographer and as a visual marching/movement specialist. Graduating from California State University Long Beach, in 2017 with a Bachelor of Music degree in performance, has also allowed him to work as a freelance musician and private instructor.
Zach currently serves on the visual staff at The Concord Blue Devils, RCC Indoor Percussion and is the Visual Designer for Vessel Percussion. He is also the Visual Caption Head at Ruben S. Ayala HS, Fountain Valley HS and Downey HS. Recently, he was the Visual Caption Head at the Blue Devils B Corps in 2017 and on the visual staff at The Sacramento Mandarins in 2018. Some other ensembles Zach has worked with are: POW Percussion (CA), Motor City Percussion (MI), Velocity Independent (CA), James Bowie HS (TX), Harrison HS (GA), Coronado HS (TX), S. H. Rider HS (TX), James Logan HS (CA), Homestead HS (CA), Rowland HS (CA), and Sunny Hills HS (CA).
Zach’s performance background comes from the Concord Blue Devils in 2012-2015, Vanguard Winter Percussion in 2013 and RCC Indoor Percussion in 2016.