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.

Gene Monterastelli

Gene Monterastelli
Leadership & Management Consultant / Visual Staff

Gene MonterastelliGENE MONTERASTELLI has taught or judged in the drum & bugle corps activity for over 50 years, and is a respected instructor, administrator, and judge. He worked with the Troopers from 1966-1975, serving as a visual instructor and assistant director. Gene then served as a visual judge from 1976-2001 before returning to the field as a visual instructor for Southwind (1999-2000), Phantom Regiment (2002-2004), and Santa Clara Vanguard (2005-2006). Most recently, he spent three years with the Bluecoats.

He was elected to the DCI Hall of Fame in 1993. Gene has also been active in the Central States Judges Association since 1966, and was elected to the CSJA Hall of Fame in 2000.

In “real life”, Gene is a State Farm Insurance agent, and lives in Casper, Wyoming, with his wife, Roxcy. He also has three children, Gene David, Greer, and Laney.

Gordon Henderson

Gordon Henderson
Program and Performance Consultant

Gordon HenderonGORDON HENDERSON is the Associate Director of Bands at UCLA.  He directs the 250-member Bruin Marching Band, and under his direction, the Band has appeared at five Rose Bowls, two Cotton Bowls, two Sun Bowls, the Las Vegas Bowl, the Aloha Bowl, the Freedom Bowl, the Silicon Valley Bowl and the Fiesta Bowl. In 1993, the Band received the prestigious Sudler Trophy, presented each year by the John Philip Sousa Foundation to recognize excellence and innovation. Professor Henderson also teaches music technology courses for Music Education students and D.M.A. Performance students.

Professor Henderson has served as Head Brass Instructor or Brass Arranger for three Drum Corps International Champions: the Santa Clara Vanguard in 1989 and 1999, and the 1992 Cavaliers from Rosemont, Illinois. In 2003 and 2004, he was a member of the brass staff for the Cadets Drum and Bugle Corps, and since 1990, he has been the Arranger for the Tenrikyo Aimachi Marching Band in Nagoya, Japan, the six-time All-Japan National Champions

Professor Henderson was an Assistant Director and Drill Designer for the 736-member Olympic All-American College Marching Band that performed at the Opening Ceremonies of the 1984 Los Angeles Summer Olympics.  He has composed and arranged music for motion pictures including In the Line of Fire, Little Nikita, Fatal Instinct, Legends of the Fall, and Road Trip.

 

Daniel Wahl

Daniel Wahl
Percussion Instructor

Daniel WahlDANIEL WAHL is an accomplished performer and teacher in Southern California. A graduate from Colton High School in the 1990's, his talent has taken him to England, France, Scotland, Japan, Italy, and all across the US. He has performed with many acclaimed performance groups such as Riverside Community College, Concord Blue Devils and BD Entertainment, OC Wind Symphony, REMO marching percussion ensemble and Universal Studios Japan.

Daniel credits his success to a number of nationally recognized instructors and mentors, including Vince Gardner, Tom Float, Scott Johnson, Sean Vega, Omar Greene, Roger Carter, Steve Schmidt, Rob Slack, and Todd Miller.

Currently, Daniel is enrolled in the joint MBA/MFA (TV & Film Producing) program at Chapman University and possesses a Bachelor’s degree in Entertainment Business from California State University, Fullerton, with a minor in Music. Daniel teaches the bass lines at both Riverside Community College and Pacific Crest Drum & Bugle Corps.