Lynsey Mikels

Lynsey Mikels
Color Guard Instructor

LYSNEY MIKELS grew up in Newbury Park, California, and now resides in Los Alamitos, California. She graduated from California State University, Long Beach, with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology.

As a drum corps performer, Lynsey performed with Pacific Crest (2007) and The Santa Clara Vanguard (2008-2011). She also performed in various winter guard ensembles, including Corona Light (2009), Corona (2011), and The Santa Clara Vanguard (2012-2014). She then went on to perform two summer tours in Japan with the Tony and Emmy award-winning production Blast! in 2015 and 2016.

Lynsey continues to spread her passion for the activity through teaching. She is currently an instructor at Millikan, Western, and Bellflower High Schools, as well as Ross Middle School. She has taught at Pacific Crest since 2015.

Nurah Holloway

Nurah Holloway
Color Guard Instructor

NURAH HOLLOWAY is from San Diego, California. In 2017, she earned her BS in Biology from California State University, San Marcos.

Nurah performed in two winter seasons with Prado Independent (2013-2014). She went on to perform with Pacific Crest (2015-2016) and performed in Pulse Percussion Visual Ensemble (2017).

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.