Adam Steltenpohl

Steltenpohl_AdamAdam Steltenpohl
Visual Instructor

ADAM STELTENPOHL hails from Alpharetta, Georgia, and is currently attending Georgia State University, where he is studying music education.  At Georgia State, Adam was a charter member of the Georgia State Marching Band.  He was a mellophone performer at Spirit of Atlanta from 2011 through 2013, and he performed with Atlanta Quest Independent Indoor Drumline as a cymbal player in 2013 and 2014. He was a featured visual soloist during Quest’s 2014 season.

Adam has served as an instructor/clinician for several local high school and college marching bands and indoor percussion programs, including Centennial, Chattahoochee, and Harrison High Schools, as well as Georgia State University and Kennesaw State University.

Adam has also been on the educational staff at Alliance Drum & Bugle Corps, Spirit of Atlanta Drum & Bugle Corps, and Atlanta Quest.

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Kevin Cisneros

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Front Ensemble Instructor

KEVIN CISNEROS was born in South Los Angeles, California. He is a product of the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) where he attended Palms Middle School and the Academy of Music at Alexander Hamilton High School in West LA. Being raised in the rougher parts of the city have inspired Kevin to promote the power of music in lower socioeconomic communities around him.

Past performance experiences include Pulse Percussion Ensemble (2015, 2016), Pacific Crest Drum and Bugle Corps (2015), and the LAUSD All City Band (2012). Kevin has also performed as part of the L.A. Opera percussion section (2012), the Pasadena City College Lancer Marching Band and Percussion Ensemble (2013), and various Latin bands around Southern California.

Kevin directs the percussion programs at San Pedro High School in San Pedro, California (2017-Present) and El Sereno Middle School in East Los Angeles (2013-Present). He serves as assistant percussion instructor for LAUSD’s All City Honor Marching Band (2013-Present)—a consistent participant of the Tournament of Roses Parade every year. More recently, Kevin has joined the front ensemble staff for POW Percussion (2016-Present).

Past instructional experiences include directing the percussion program at John F. Kennedy High School in Granada Hills, California (2013-2016) and Chino Hills High School in Chino Hills, California (2016).

Kevin still lives in Los Angeles, and is in the process of completing his Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education.

Adam Chrobak

Photo_ChrobakAdamAdam Chrobak
Visual Instructor

ADAM CHROBAK is a freelance visual instructor, clinician, and owner of a marching design company based in Austin, Texas. He primarily works with Lake Travis, Westlake, and Vandegrift High Schools, and consults at a number of other successful Texas outdoor and indoor programs. His drill and visual designs have contributed to all programs getting top UIL honors at the region marching contest, and multiple podium finishes at contests.

Adam’s performed with the Santa Clara Vanguard from 2007  – 2011. He served as visual instructor at Crossmen from 2013-2015.

Angel Nazarrio

Photo_NazarrioAngelAngel Nazarrio
Visual Instructor

ANGEL NAZARRIO performed with Bluecoats Drum and Bugle Corps in 2012 and 2014 (tuba), and with Pulse Percussion in 2014 (visual ensemble) and 2015 (cymbals).

He served as visual instructor at Genesis Drum & Bugle Corps in 2015 and teaches visual at Pulse Percussion.

Angel lives in Canyon Country, California.

Erik Brown

Photo_BrownErikErik Brown
Visual Instructor

ERIK BROWN is a software engineer and former teacher living in San Francisco, CA. He also proudly serves as the Director of Education for the Northern California Percussion Alliance, a non-profit scholastic and independent percussion circuit.

He earned his Bachelor of Arts in Classical Language and Literature from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and his Masters of Arts in Education Policy and Administration from Loyola Marymount University.

Erik’s performance career includes Pacific Crest, 1998-2000, the Santa Clara Vanguard, 2001-2004, and the Santa Clara Vanguard Winter Guard, 2006-2007.

He served on the visual staff at Santa Clara Vanguard for the 2005 and 2013-14 seasons.