Adam Wolf

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Mellophone Technician

An active freelance musician in Los Angeles, ADAM WOLF has played with various orchestras, opera companies and artists all over Southern California including the Long Beach Symphony, Debut Orchestra, San Diego Opera, The Airborne Toxic Event, Ok Go, and Mike Keneally. He has also recorded for various film and television studios including Warner Bros.

As a teacher, Adam has held positions at many schools in California, including Mission Viejo, Los Alamitos, and Fountain Valley. He currently is the brass caption head for West Ranch High School, while he finishes his degree as a performer-composer at Cal Arts. Adam Wolf peformed with Esperanza Drum and Bugle Corps in 2001, and 2003-2006. He has been on staff with Pacific Crest since 2009.

 

Huei-Yuan Pan

Huei-Yuan Pan
Front Ensemble Instructor

Known for his professionalism and congenial nature, HUEI-YUAN PAN is considered by many to be one of the top rising performers and educators in the percussion world. The diversity of his background has provided him with such a high level of well-rounded expertise that he is consistently sought after to provide masterclasses and clinics throughout the United States, as well as Asia, having traveled to Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Taiwan, and Japan. Educational presentations have most recently included Alvin HS Day of Percussion, Elk Grove HS Day of Percussion, VanderCook College of Music, Oklahoma Band Director’s Association, and East Central University.  It is with great passion that he strives to promote music through education and performance.

Born and raised in Houston, Texas, Mr. Pan attended The University of Texas at Austin, graduating with a Bachelor of Music degree in Music Education and Human Learning, and continued his studies at Northwestern University, receiving a Masters of Music degree in Percussion Performance and Literature. During that time, he worked with the Longhorn Marching Band and Wildcat Marching Band Drumlines.  His marching percussion experience includes the Phantom Regiment Drum and Bugle Corps (2001) and The Cavaliers Drum and Bugle Corps (2002-2004).  In 2008, he became Director of Green Thunder Percussion, an educational division sponsored by The Cavaliers Drum and Bugle Corps for high school age students in the Chicagoland area, and in 2012 decided to dedicate his time solely to the arranging and composition aspect of the GTP design team.

Mr. Pan has served on the music faculty at Lyons Township HS in La Grange, IL since 2007, taught courses ranging from Concert Band, Jazz Band, AP Music Theory, to Beginning Folk Guitar, and was awarded tenure in 2011. Huei is relocating to Southern California during the summer of 2012.
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Marie Sato

Marie Sato
Front Ensemble Instructor

MARIE SATO is a fixture in the Southern California percussion scene.  She has taught a number of notable high schools, including Valencia, El Dorado, Diamond Bar, Northwood and University (Irvine).

Marie holds both an Undergraduate and Graduate degree in percussion from CSU Fullerton as well as a Master’s in Instrumental Conducting from the University.

Marie her drum corps performance experiences include Yamato, Seattle Cascades, and Santa Clara Vanguard. Marie is currently band director at Estancia High School in Costa Mesa, CA.

 

 

Louie Flores

Louie Flores
Color Guard Instructor

LOUIE FLORES, a San Diego native, has been dancing for six years.  He performed in the color at Esperanza Drum and Bugle Corps (2002 – 2004) and Blue Devils (2005 – 2006).  Winter guard performance experiences include Esperanza de Luz (2003-2005), Fantasia (2006-2008), and Corona (2011).

Louie is currently a color guard instructor at Mt. Carmel High School in San Diego, El Camino High School in Oceanside, and El Dorado High School in Placentia.  He is also a choreographer for Pacific Crest Dance Theater.

 

Antoinette Ochoa

Antoinette Ochoa
Color Guard Instructor

ANTOINETTE OCHOA  graduated from Loyola Marymount University with a B.A. in English Writing and a Journalism Certificate.  She was a member of Isang Bansa, the Filipino-American student organization, where she participated in cultural dance performances.  She also co-founded and choreographed for the club hip-hop team, iBeatz.

After graduating from Chaminade High School Antoinette performed with Pacific Crest from 2008 to 2010 and was a dancer in Dance Theater in 2011.  She teaches color guard at El Dorado High School in Placentia, St. Paul High School in Santa Fe Springs, and Whitney High School in Cerritos.  Antoinette is also a choreographer for Pacific Crest Dance Theater.

 

Jim Rogers

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Brass Technician/Brass Manager

JIM ROGERS is currently the Director of Concert Band II & Jazz C at San Marcos High School. He is also the Assistant Director & Jazz Director at El Camino High School in Oceanside, CA.

He has worked with some of the top high school and drum corps programs in the nation including Clovis West HS, Rancho Bernardo HS, Seattle Cascades, Magic of Orlando, and Santa Clara Vanguard. He is also an arranger and engraver for Key Poulan Music

Jim graduated from Grossmont High School, attended San Francisco State, Fresno State, and the University of Louisville. He performed as a baritone and soprano soloist with the Concord Blue Devils in 93, 94, and 96. Jim also plays trumpet in a number of rock bands in the San Diego area, and has recorded many albums over the past few years. He received his Performing Arts Occupations Credential in 2006 from the State of California.