BRIAN STOCKARD is originally from Hacienda Heights, California. His music studies began in the third grade with the trumpet, and then moved to the guitar in middle school, and eventually to percussion in high school. His drum corps experience includes Pacific Crest (1996, 1997, 1999) and The Cadets, where he aged out in 2000. Brian also performed at San Diego State University from 1997 – 1999, under the direction of Brian Ransom. He was fortunate enough to be a part of Pacific Crest’s undefeated 1999 season, as well as The Cadets DCI Championship in 2000.
In addition to marching percussion, Brian has performed with a number of production companies. He toured internationally with Recycled Percussion, and has performed at theme parks throughout the United States, He works as a freelance consultant and director with SRO Productions, Windish Music Productions, and The Esse Alaris Company.
A sought-after consultant, clinician, and arranger in the Northeast, Brian is on staff with two WGI indoor percussion programs: Mechanicsburg high school, based out of Mechanicsburg, PA, and Cadets Winter Percussion, based out of Allentown, PA.
Brian points to a number of teachers who have inspired him, including Dave Henkel, Stuart Pompel, Mark Gunderson, Tom Aungst, Eric Ward, and Willy Higgins. He’s also been inspired by the players with whom he’s performed and the students he’s taught, whose passion continue to inspire him. Brian holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology and Anthropology and is currently pursuing a Master’s Degree in Higher Education with an emphasis in Academic and Student Support.
Brian resides in Mechanicsburg, PA, with his wife Megan and their two children, Emma and Owen.
“I am excited to continue my involvement with my drum corps family, Pacific Crest. Guiding students through the life changing experience that PC offers is a thrill for me. I’m honored to be a part of this great organization.”