Beth Bratton

Beth Bratton
Color Guard Instructor

BETH BRATTON is from Rome, Georgia. She is currently pursuing a BA in Music Education with a concentration in flute from Jacksonville State University. During her time at JSU, she has performed with the Symphonic Band, Wind Ensemble, Flute Ensemble, and Steel Band. She is also an active member in Sigma Alpha Iota. After she graduates in May 2018, she plans on returning to school for a Master’s in Special Education.

Beth began her journey by marching color guard at Rome High School (2009-2013). After graduating, she continued marching with The Marching Southerners Color Guard at JSU (2013-2017). She began her DCI career with Spirit of Atlanta (2011-2015) and aged out with Pacific Crest (2016). In the winter, she performed with Berry College Independent Winter Guard (2010), JSU Center Stage (2014), and as a part of the visual ensemble of Atlanta Quest Indoor Drumline (2015).

Beth is the current color guard choreographer for Crossville High School from Crossville, Alabama, and has taught at Southwind Drum and Bugle Corps.

Conrad Alumia

Conrad Alumia
Front Ensemble Instructor

CONRAD ALUMIA grew up in Murrieta, California, and currently resides in Los Angeles.

He has been an active performer in the marching arts, having toured the country with the Blue Stars Drum & Bugle Corps (2017) and the Pacific Crest Drum & Bugle Corps (2016). Furthermore, he has performed with RCC Indoor Percussion (2016-2018) and Dark Sky Percussion (2015).

As an educator, Conrad has taught his alma mater, Murrieta Mesa High School, and is currently a front ensemble instructor for Los Alamitos High School.

Conrad recently graduated from UCLA with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science. He is now pursuing his Master’s in Public Administration at California State University, Long Beach.

Michael Ting

Michael Ting
Visual Instructor

MICHAEL TING is a drill designer and visual instructor based in Southern California. He has had the opportunity to teach at many high schools in the area over the years but dedicates most of his time serving as the drill designer, program coordinator, and visual caption head at South Hills High School (West Covina, California) and Sunny Hills High School (Fullerton, California), where he has taught for the past twelve and eight years, respectively.

Michael attended California State University, Fullerton, where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Human Services. He is a proud alumnus of the South Hills High School music program and performed with the Pacific Crest Drum and Bugle Corps in 2002.

Michael currently resides in Brea, California, with his loving wife, Whitney.

Joseph Hernandez

Joseph Hernandez
Visual Instructor

JOSEPH HERNANDEZ is a percussionist and educator based in Southern California. He has performed in a variety of ensembles, including OCI, Gold Drum & Bugle Corps, The Academy Drum & Bugle Corps, Elan Percussion, and Troopers Drum & Bugle Corps, where he aged out in 2014.

In addition to teaching at a number of Southern California high schools, Joseph is on staff with Élan percussion. He currently attends Fullerton Community College, and plans to transfer to university after earning his AA degree.

Jordan Warfield

Jordan Warfield
Visual Instructor

JORDAN WARFIELD is a School Services Sales Representative at Groth Music in Bloomington, MN, where he services over 80 school programs in the Greater Minnesota and Twin Cities areas.

In 2002 he began teaching the Irondale High School Marching Knights Band (New Brighton, MN) as a horn line technician. During his time the Knights appeared regularly as BOA St. Louis Super Regional Finalist and received numerous area contest championships and caption awards. Currently Jordan is the low brass music instructor and visual staff member for The Eastview High School Marching Band (Apple Valley, MN). Jordan marched with the Cavaliers Drum and Bugle Corps from 2001-2004 from and returned to instruct on the visual staff from 2010 to 2015. In 2004 The Cavaliers toured Japan as Yamaha Guest Artists performing at exhibition concerts, parades and stand still performances for over 50,000 people. His previous affiliations include: The Blue Stars Drum and Bugle Corps, Minnesota Brass Incorporated Drum and Bugle Corps, The Govenaires Drum and Bugle Corps and various high school marching programs in Minnesota and Wisconsin. He has been an clinician and adjudicator since 2010 throughout the Midwest and on the East coast with USBANDS judging visual and music captions respectively.

Jordan studied Tuba and Percussion Performance at the University of Wisconsin River Falls where he participated in various ensembles and appeared in several honors recitals and ensembles.

He and is wife Jennifer currently reside in Edina, Minnesota.

Francis Sefton

Francis Sefton
Visual Instructor

FRANK SEFTON was raised in Thousand Oaks, California, and attended Westlake High School. Frank’s six years of drum corps experience was spent entirely at Pacific Crest, where he marched the 2010-2015 seasons. While at Pacific Crest, he served as both the contrabass section leader and horn sergeant. He is honored and excited to have the opportunity to return to his home team to give back to the community that helped him grow so much as a young man and work with the best students in Southern California.

Frank is currently a graduate student at Oregon State University pursuing a Master of Arts in Teaching with an emphasis in Music. He graduated summa cum laude from OSU in June of 2017 with a Bachelor of Arts in Music Education. Francis was the recipient of both the Eugene D. Slayter Instrumental Music Education Scholarship and the Alice Carey Dilworth Award in acknowledgment of his outstanding academic achievement. While at OSU, Frank has had the honor of studying tuba with Issac Andrew and JáTtik Clark and music education under the great minds of Dr. Christopher Chapman and Dr. Jason Gossett.

As an educator, Frank has served as a music and marching teacher at several Southern California high schools including Westlake High School, and Thousand Oaks High School. He served as a low brass instructor at Gold Drum and Bugle Corps for the 2016 season and maintains a private tuba studio in Corvallis, Oregon. He is a member of NAfME and Kappa Kappa Psi. In his free time, Frank enjoys spending time with his girlfriend Kristen, their cat Bella, and hiking on the beautiful trails of the Pacific Northwest.