Vince Underwood

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Tuba Instructor

VINCE UNDERWOOD is a brass and visual instructor, drill writer, and music arranger from California’s central valley with over a decade’s worth of experience in the marching arts.

Vince began his drum corps career as a charter member of Fever Drum and Bugle Corps, and eventually went on to teach for the corps in 2006. He taught brass for the the Mandarins Drum and Bugle Corps in 2008 and became their Assistant Brass Caption Head in 2009.

Vince has worked at a number of high schools as a caption head, brass instructor and visual instructor, including Beyer, Live Oak, Los Gatos, and Monte Vista. He also served as the Director and Caption Head of Precision Percussion in 2011.

As a drill designer and music arranger, he has written for numerous marching bands and winter percussion ensembles, including Beyer, Benecia, Los Banos, Live Oak, and others. He is currently the drill designer and caption head for the WGI Independent ensemble Impact Winter Percussion.

In 2010 Vince was the designer for the WGI World Championship Finalist and WGI A Class Fan Favorite Award winning Los Banos High School.

Vince currently resides in Modesto, California, working as a graphic novelist and cartoonist when not teaching and designing for marching ensembles.