Andrew Bill

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Percussion Caption Supervisor

ANDREW BILL is from Minneapolis, MN, where he studied under Elliot Fine,  Principal Percussionist for the Minnesota Orchestra.  Upon relocating to Texas, he pursued a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education from the University of North Texas.  While at UNT, he studied marimba performance under She-E Wu, Dr. Robert Schietroma, and Leigh Howard Stevens.  Bill was a member of the Wind Symphony under the direction of Eugene Corporon and a member of the P.A.S. Champion “A” Drum line. In 1994 he traveled to Ghana, West Africa to study Ewe tribal drumming with Gideon Foli Aliwoye and the late master drummer Godwin Agbeli.

Andrew has been a staff member for Yamaha Sounds of Summer and The University of North Texas Drum Line Camps.  He has performed in numerous Disney productions under the direction of Charles Jones, and has worked with the University of Texas at Arlington and the University of North Texas Percussion Programs, as well as the Bluecoats Drum and Bugle Corps from Canton, Ohio.

Bill served as the Percussion Coordinator for the Northwest Independent School District in Ft. Worth, TX from 2002-2009, and is an active clinician and adjudicator throughout Texas, California, and the Southwest.  He currently instructs the Santa Monica, Mira Costa and Los Angeles High Schools, and is a regular artist and instructor for the Youth Orchestra of Los Angeles and Harmony Projects under the direction of Los Angeles Philharmonic Conductor Gustavo Dudamel. Andy is a regular collaborator and performer in the L.A. Based modern music collective Wild Up, and holds endorsement agreements with Vic Firth, Remo, Mapex and Majestic percussion.

 

Pete Sapadin

Pete Sapadin
Percussion Arranger

Andrew Bill

PETE SAPADIN is a marching percussion specialist based in Southern California, who excels at teaching his students the skills necessary to perform at the highest levels in the marching activity. Mr. Sapadin performed with the Velvet Knights in 1987 and 1988 under Matt Savage, and went on to play snare drum for the Concord Blue Devils in 1989 and 1990 under Tom Float, and the Cadets of Bergen County in 1991, under Tom Aungst.

He served as head battery instructor for the Velvet Knights in 1992, and later took the reins as the Percussion Caption Head/Arranger for The Troopers from Casper, Wyoming, 2002-2004. He’s also taught the Riverside Community College Indoor Drumline, 2004 – 2010, and was Caption Head/Arranger for Yamato Drum & Bugle Corps in 2005.

Pete is currently the Program Coordinator and Composer/Arranger for Orange County Independent (WGI Open Class), and percussion arranger and instructor at Murrieta Valley H.S., and Glen A. Wilson H.S.  He is a highly sought after clinician and proud to be a Vic Firth Education Artist and a Remo Education Artist. With several years of experience teaching and performing in various ensembles from Anaheim, CA, Orlando, FL, New York and Tokyo, Mr. Sapadin brings real world experience to his students and does so with his unique and engaging style. As a percussion teacher, writer and adjudicator, Pete continues to inspire, motivate and instruct students to truly become the best in the world.

Vince Gardner

Vince Gardner
Bass Drum Instructor

VINCE GARDNER was inspired by the drum and bugle corps activity as a high school student in 1987. He performed with the Kingsmen (1988, 1989), Velvet Knights (1990), Santa Clara Vanguard (1991, 1992), and DCI Champion Cadets of Bergen County in 1993, his ageout year.

His love for this activity and what it offers young people motivated Vince to share what he had learned through teaching. He has served on the instructional staff for some of DCI’s most noted drum corps, including Velvet Knights, Bluecoats, Yamato, Santa Clara Vanguard, and Madison Scouts. He also taught the Riverside Community College (RCC) fall and winter percussion section from 1994-2003.

Vince has had the privilege of working with numerous individuals, whom he holds in high regard , including Mike Jackson, Ralph Hardimon, Jim Casella, Roger Carter, and Tom Float. His professional performance career has taken him around the world — from Universal Studios Japan, to  stage shows in Las Vegas, and currently at the Disney Resort in Anaheim, California.

Vince looks forward to his continued involvement at Pacific Crest. "Pacific Crest is an exciting group to be a part of, and always manages to meet and surpass every and any expectation."

Matt Regua

Matt Regua
Snare Drum Instructor

MATT REGUA began drumming at age eight, and by 17, was performing in the snare line with Pacific Crest. He would continue with PC for three years, and was the percussion section leader in 2005. Matt went on to perform with the Blue Devils in 2006 and 2007.

In addition to drum corps experience, Matt performed in Winter Guard International with the elite Riverside Community College ensemble from 2005 to 2009, and served as its section leader during his final two years. In 2009, he was awarded the coveted WGI Scholarship for his academic excellence.

Matt has performed professionally at Disneyland, SeaWorld, and for the NBA’s Lakers and Clippers. He’s also performed at Universal Studios Japan and in a variety of corporate events and television shows, most notably American Idol’s 2011 season finale. In 2008, he was selected for the Top Secret Drum Corps in the South Africa Tattoo festival, and performed for the NBA All- Star game in 2011.

Matt earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Chemical Engineering, minor in Materials Engineering, from California Polytechnic State University. He is currently a Chemical Engineer at Neutrogena and resides in Lakewood, California.   

John Meehan

John Meehan
Music Director and Brass Arranger

JOHN M. MEEHAN is most notably known as the brass caption head for The Blue Devils Drum & Bugle Corps and the owner of JKS Music. John has been on the teaching staff of The Blue Devils since 1994, taking over as caption head in 2006. During that time, he has helped The Blue Devils to 10 DCI Championships and 12 High Brass Awards. Since 1995, JKS Music has been providing original and arranged shows for marching bands, indoor percussion ensembles and drum corps from around the world that are fresh, innovative and competitive.

Some of John’s other compositional highlights include the concert band commissions “Circe’s Curse” and “Man of the Minute”, several Public Service Announcements, two spots for Kaiser Permanente as well as the full musical score for student and independent short films. John also performed on the soundtrack to Disney/Pixar’s movie “Monsters University”, playing bass drum.

John lives in Martinez, California with his loving wife Jackie, their three beautiful daughters and rescue dogs Miles & Luke. He is very much looking forward to his next season with Pacific Crest.

Angela Tousley

Angela Tousley
Visual Coordinator and Choreographer

Angela TousleyANGELA TOUSLEY is currently the dance teacher at Alta Loma High School. She studied dance with an emphasis in choreography, earning her Bachelors of Fine Arts degree from Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle, WA. She then completed her Masters of Education and teaching credential at the University of La Verne.

Angela’s performance career includes Fantasia, Santa Clara Vanguard Drum and Bugle Corps, Dance Touring Ensemble, and various commercial projects.

Ms. Tousley’s teaching experience began in 2001 and includes Rancho Cucamonga High School (2004-2012) and Mystikal Drum and Bugle Corps (2007). Currently Angela is choreographing for Rhapsody Winterguard from Seattle, WA (2008-present), El Dorado High School (2012-present), and is excited to be returning to Pacific Crest.