Eugene Fabiero

Eugene Fabiero
Brass Staff

For the last 18 years Eugene Fabiero has enjoyed performing throughout the United States, Europe, and Japan.  As a freelance tubist and music educator, Mr. Fabiero has had the pleasure of entertaining a wide variety of audiences in solo recitals, orchestral concerts, and master classes, always promoting and showcasing the myriad facets of the tuba.  Mr. Fabiero was the tubist for the Suedwest Deutsche Philharmonie (Konstanz Philharmonic, Germany 2000-01), the Inter-Regional Orchestra of Europe (IRO), the Tuebingen Sinfonietta (Tuebingen, Germany 1999-2001), the DUSAI brass quintet, the Tony Award winning Broadway hit BLAST National Touring Cast and Disney’s California Adventure Cast, Gwen Stefani Solo Tour 2005, as well as other regional orchestras and brass ensembles.  Mr. Fabiero has made national television appearances in Japan as a part of the Sunset Live Jazz Festival 2004 (Huis Ten Bosch Jazz Sextet), The Landesgartenschau 2000 (Singen, Germany), and in the U.S. on Saturday Night Live, The David Letterman Show, Good Morning America, Jimmy Kimmel Live, Ellen, and MTV – TRL. Mr. Fabiero was also the inaugural conductor for the Pacific Brass Society based in Long Beach, California.

Mr. Fabiero received his formal education at the California State University of Fullerton for his undergraduate studies in Music Education, as well as the Staatliche Hochschule Fuer Musik, Trossingen (State Conservatory of Music, Germany) for graduate studies in Orchestral Performance.  He has had the pleasure of studying with several of the world’s prominent musicians such as Jeffrey Funderburk, Doug Tornquist, Norman Pearson, Francis Orvall, and Abbie Conant.  Mr. Fabiero is currently the Director of Instrumental Music at St. Paul High School in Santa Fe Springs, California.

Kelly Davis

Kelly Davis
Color Guard Instructor

Kelly DavisKELLY DAVIS was born in Long Beach, California, and grew up in Palm Desert where she spent most of her time performing with the Palm Desert High School Band and Colorguard.  After high school, she went on to complete her Bachelor’s of Science degree in Kinesiology at California State University Fullerton (Go Titans!).  

Her performance experience includes the Riverside Community College Marching Tigers (1999 – 2000), the 5-time WGI World Champion Fantasia Winter Guard (2000 – 2002, 2004), and the 6-time DCI World Champion Santa Clara Vanguard (2000 – 2002).

Kelly has taught as Pacific Crest since the 2009 season.  She currently splits her time between teaching color guard at Esperanza, Valencia, Savanna and Whitney High Schools and her "day job" at a pediatric dentist office.

She and her husband, Brad, live in Fullerton, California.

Rudy Arzaga

Rudy Arzaga
Front Ensemble Supervisor

RUDY ARZAGA was born and raised in Southern California and has played an active role in the marching percussion world.  He’s been a part of the Pulse Percussion organziation for five years, and is currently running the front ensemble at Pulse Open. He also teaches at a number of Southern California high schools, including  Trabuco Hills, Upland, El Toro, Chino, and Valencia.

Rudy’s performance experience includes Pacific Crest Drum & Bugle Corps (’02), Black Knights (’03), Cascades Drum & Bugle Corps (’03), the RCC Winter Drumline (’04-’06) and Blue Devils Drum & Bugle Corps (’04-’05).

He’s a recent graduate from CSU Fullerton with a B.A. in Communications, Advertising emphasis, as well as a Minor in Music. Rudy currently resides in Laguna Hills, CA.

Jesse Hirakawa

Jesse Hirakawa
Front Ensemble Instructor

JESSE HIRAKAWA grew up in Southern California and graduated from South Torrance High School in 2007. He is currently teaching San Marino, Valencia and Los Alamitos High School; and is on the staff at Pulse Percussion as an instructor of their Open Class program.

Jesse began his Drum Corps experience with Yamato Drum and Bugle Corps in 2006, and aged out with the Bluecoats in 2010. He also performed with Pulse Percussion from 2008 to 2011.

Jesse is attending Cal Poly Pomona, working on his Bachelor’s of Science in Landscape Architecture.

Brandon Kovacic

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Outreach Coordinator and Cymbal Instructor

BRANDON KOVACIC has performed and taught for a number of notable groups in Southern California. In addition to spending four years with Pacific Crest, he has represented the Tournament of Roses in Shanghai, China, for the Shanghai Tourism Festival. Brandon has taught at Pacific Crest since 2007 and has a day job working for the Dr. Pepper Snapple Group.

Brandon holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Industries Studies from Cal Poly Pomona.

Brian Stockard

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Percussion Manager and Snare Instructor

BRIAN STOCKARD is originally from Hacienda Heights, California.  His music studies began in the third grade with the trumpet, and then moved to the guitar in middle school, and eventually to percussion in high school. His drum corps experience includes Pacific Crest (1996, 1997, 1999) and The Cadets, where he aged out in 2000. Brian also performed at San Diego State University from 1997 – 1999, under the direction of Brian Ransom.  He was fortunate enough to be a part of Pacific Crest’s undefeated 1999 season, as well as The Cadets DCI Championship in 2000.

In addition to marching percussion, Brian has performed with a number of production companies.  He toured internationally with Recycled Percussion, and has performed at theme parks throughout the United States, He works as a freelance consultant and director with SRO Productions, Windish Music Productions, and The Esse Alaris Company.

A sought-after consultant, clinician, and arranger in the Northeast, Brian is on staff with two WGI indoor percussion programs: Mechanicsburg high school, based out of Mechanicsburg, PA, and Cadets Winter Percussion, based out of Allentown, PA.

Brian points to a number of teachers who have inspired him, including Dave Henkel, Stuart Pompel, Mark Gunderson, Tom Aungst, Eric Ward, and Willy Higgins.  He’s also been inspired by the players with whom he’s performed and the students he’s taught, whose passion continue to inspire him. Brian holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology and Anthropology and is currently pursuing a Master’s Degree in Higher Education with an emphasis in Academic and Student Support.

Brian resides in Mechanicsburg, PA, with his wife Megan and their two children, Emma and Owen.

“I am excited to continue my involvement with my drum corps family, Pacific Crest.  Guiding students through the life changing experience that PC offers is a thrill for me.  I’m honored to be a part of this great organization.”