Peter Launier

Photo_PeterLaunierPeter Launier
Visual Instructor

PETER LAUNIER graduated from West Ranch High School in 2014 and is currently working towards a degree in Political Science. His teaching experience includes Golden Valley High School, Palisades Charter High School, and Granada Hills Charter High School.

Peter began his drum corps career with Gold in the summer of 2014, and since has marched with Pacific Crest (2015) and The Cavaliers (2016-2018). Indoor percussion ensembles that he has performed with include Dark Sky Percussion (2015-2017) and Pulse Percussion (2018-present).

2019 Pacific Crest Percussion Staff Announced

Pacific Crest is excited to officially welcome our 2019 percussion instructional staff!

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Jeremy Riley

Photo_JeremyRileyJeremy Riley
Percussion Consultant

JEREMY RILEY has worked at various high school and independent groups throughout Southern California since 2003, including Los Alamitos High School and Pulse Percussion. He is currently the Battery Supervisor at Chino Hills High School.

Jeremy was a performing member of the Esperanza Drum & Bugle Corps. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in History from California State University Long Beach and is a Special Education Teacher at Evans Elementary in Garden Grove, California. Jeremy proudly endorses Vic Firth sticks and mallets.

Jeremy lives in Santa Ana, CA.

Anthony Gilleland

Photo_AnthonyGillelandAnthony Gilleland
Front Ensemble Instructor

ANTHONY GILLELAND is an instructor, performer, and arranger based in Southern California. He currently teaches at Pulse Percussion as well as four high school ensembles including Woodbridge, Chino Hills, El Dorado, and Gahr, and has been teaching since private lessons since 2012.

Anthony recently received his Bachelor’s Degree in Music Performance from California State University, Fullerton and plans to continue on to get his Master’s in Music Performance in the future.

Anthony is a Vic Firth artist and lives in Placentia, California.

Nathan Carroll

Photo_NathanCarrollNathan Carroll
Percussion Co-Caption Head

NATHAN CARROLL graduated from Chino Hills HS in 2014 and was a member of Pulse Percussion from 2015 – 2018.

In addition to teaching at Etiwanda HS and Chino Hills HS, Nathan is the Percussion Caption Head at Garh HS and runs the percussion program at Townsend Junior High. His Independent teaching experience includes Pacific Crest Drum & Bugle Corps in 2017, Gold Drum & Bugle Corps in 2018, and coordinating the battery at POW Percussion for the winter of 2019.

Nathan is a member of the Vic Firth Educational team and lives in Chino Hills, CA.

Indigo Machado

Photo_IndigoMachadoIndigo Machado
Bass Drum Instructor

INDIGO MACHADO was raised in San Diego, California and has been performing a percussionist for over 10 years. An alumni of the Blue Stars Drum and Bugle Corps, POW Percussion, and Pulse Percussion, Indigo now works with schools and music programs all around San Diego County.

Indigo has a BA in Philosophy from San Diego State University, and in addition to working with marching ensembles, is also a K-8 level music teacher at San Diego’s Cooperative Charter School.