Our guests on this week's podcast are Jake Lyons and Chris Parker, co-founders of the performing group and Youtube sensation Apex Percussion. In this episode, we discuss how Jake and Chris met, the making of Apex Percussion, and their experience with integrating concert percussion literature into aesthetic videos.
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Episode 20 | Jeremy Riley, Matt Gonzalez
55:15Our guest on this week's podcast is Jeremy Riley, former snare tech at Pulse Percussion and former battery caption head at Chino Hills High School and Los Alamitos High School. In this episode, we discuss the challenges of maintaining a world class high school program and the facilities needed to set a program up for success.
Episode 19 | Glen Crosby, Jonathan Wicks
1:12:36Our guest on this week's podcast is Glen Crosby, one of the biggest names in marching percussion history, who has worked with the likes of Santa Clara Vanguard, Cadets, and Pulse. Today, he's the Program Coordinator and Director of Percussion for Pacific Crest and is the current drumline instructor for UCLA. In this episode, we discuss his marching and teaching history, the important things he's learned from his time as an educator and performer, and some of his favorite stories along the way.
Episode 18 | Matt Gonzalez, Steven Herman
1:11:21Our guests on this week's podcast are Matt Gonzalez and Steven Herman, bass drum technicians for Broken City and formerly Blue Knights. Hailing from Chino, California, the two share their upcomings as bass drummers and how their marching experience led them to where they are today.
Episode 17 | Apex Percussion
59:20Our guests on this week's podcast are Jake Lyons and Chris Parker, co-founders of the performing group and Youtube sensation Apex Percussion. In this episode, we discuss how Jake and Chris met, the making of Apex Percussion, and their experience with integrating concert percussion literature into aesthetic videos.
Episode 16 | Brian Stockard
1:16:39Our guest on this week's podcast is Brian Stockard, Artist Relations Manager for Vic firth and Zildjian. Brian has marched and taught with Cadets and Pacific Crest, and composes for several performing groups across the country. In this episode, we discuss his life before becoming employed by Vic Firth, what it's like being the marching world's Vic Firth/Zildjian rep, and how his job has shifted since the COVID pandemic.
Episode 15 | Tyler Doan
1:26:48Our guest on this week's episode is Tyler Doan, snare drummer for groups such as Broken City Percussion, Pulse Percussion, Blue Knights, and Mandarins. In this episode, we discuss Tyler's marching career, his experience with leadership, and the challenges those leadership positions brought.
Episode 14 | Jim Wunderlich, Jonathan Wicks
1:00:00Our guest on this week's podcast is Jim Wunderlich, WGI Hall of Famer and Music Coordinator/Brass Arranger for Blue Stars. He's worked extensively with heavy hitters such as Blue Devils, RCC and Mission Viejo. On this week's podcast, we discuss Jim's legacy in the activity as well as where the future will take him.
Episode 13 | Austen White, Shane Roderick
1:22:18Our guests on this week's podcast are Austen White and Shane Roderick, joining me to share some of our favorite memories from nearly half a decade of marching together. While marching various different groups, the 3 if us marched 4 years at monarch and one year at blue Knights in 2019. On this week's podcast, we discuss orchestral vs marching percussion, recapping our years together and how our lives have changed since then.
Episode 12 | Emily Soder, Yuuka Okura, Veronica Wicks
1:49:10In this week's episode, we celebrate International Women’s Day with three influential female performers and educators in the marching arts, Emily Soder, Yuuka Okura, and Veronica Wicks on their introduction into the marching arts, and their experience and contributions as a female in battery percussion.
Episode 11 | Brandon Zackey, Jonathan Wicks
1:26:41Our guest on this week's podcast is Brandon Zackey, quad drummer for Glassmen, Pulse, Blue Devils and RCC. He has appeared on shows such as The Office, American Idol and Big Love and has taught at San Diego State University, Chaparral High School, Pacific Crest and Dark Sky Percussion. Outside of the marching activity, Brandon is an avid drum set player. He was a Grand Finalist for the 27th Annual Guitar Center Drum Off and just finished tracking drums for his upcoming album with Enterprise Earth.