Kelly Flickinger

Kelly Flickinger
Percussion Instructor

Kelly Flickinger is a percussionist from San Diego, California. In 2007, he earned his Bachelor of Arts with a specialization in Percussion Performance from UCLA. He has since begun working on his Master of Music in Percussion Performance at UCLA, continuing his studies with Mitchell Peters. Kelly performs with the Wind Ensemble, Percussion Ensemble, Marching Band, Symphony Orchestra, and Philharmonia. He is currently the head percussion instructor for the UCLA Bruin Marching Band.

Kelly is a former member of Esperanza Drum and Bugle Corps, Black Knights Drum Corps, and the Santa Clara Vanguard Drum and Bugle Corps. He is currently active as a marching and concert percussion instructor in the Los Angeles area.

Brandon Johnson

Brandon Johnson
Brass Instructor

Brandon Johnson is the Director of the Marching Band, Jazz Band, and the Orchestra Programs at University High School in Irvine, California. He is a native of Portales, New Mexico, and holds a Bachelor of Music Education Degree from Eastern New Mexico University where he studied tuba with Dr. David F. Wilborn and Mr. Robert Simmons. Prior to moving to California, Brandon taught instrumental music programs in Donna, Texas and Clovis, New Mexico.

Brandon was a marching member of the Casper Troopers, the Blue Knights, and the Cadets of Bergen County. He has been a brass staff member of the Boston Crusaders, and he was in the Original London Cast of the theatrical production Blast!.

For four years Brandon was a member of the United States Army’s 1st Cavalry Division Band. During his tenure with the 1st Cavalry Band, Brandon spent one year deployed to Baghdad, Iraq, providing musical support to soldiers during Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Brandon is currently working on his Master�s Degree at Azusa Pacific University, and he is an Officer in the United States Army Reserves. In his spare time, he enjoys golf, distance running, and spending time with his family.

Shane Reider

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Brass Instructor

SHANE ROBERT REIDER is currently pursuing a Masters in Music  Performance on Trombone and a minor in Conducting at the University of North Texas. He studies with Vern Kagarice and performs with a number of the University's wind, jazz, and chamber ensembles.

He holds a Bachelor of Music Education from the Bob Cole Conservatory of Music at C.S.U. Long Beach, where he studied trombone with Jeffrey Reynolds and Steve Trapani.  

Shane has worked with several music programs in California, including Fountain Valley and Huntington Beach High Schools.  He is a member of the Southern California Band and Orchestra Association and Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia. He is an alumnus of the Crossmen Drum and Bugle Corps.

Outside of music, Shane enjoys outdoor recreation and Major League Baseball. 

Darren Loney

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Brass Instructor

DARREN LONEY is the director of instrumental music at La Quinta High School in La Quinta, Ca. He holds a Bachelor of Music degree from the Bob Cole Conservatory of Music at CSU Long Beach, where he studied trombone with James Miller. He completed Level II Kodály Certification studying Kodály methodology, solfege, conducting, and folk song analysis. At his time at Long Beach State, he performed with the Wind Symphony, Symphony Orchestra, and the Studio Jazz Band.

Darren is an avid arranger/composer for bands throughout Southern California. He has written for Downey, University, Woodbridge, Laguna Beach, and Magnolia High School. His charts for the CSULB Pep Band caught media attention during the basketball team's NCAA trip to Columbus, Ohio. Prior to his position at La Quinta High School, Darren was the visual caption head at Woodbridge, University, and Mater Dei High Schools.

Darren holds membership in the Southern California Band and Orchestra Association, California Music Educators Association, the Golden Key International Honor Society, and Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia. Darren is an alumnus of Pacific Crest, and was a marching member of the Madison Scouts Drum and Bugle Corps.

Seth Murphy

Seth Murphy
Brass Caption Head and Staff Coordinator

SETH MURPHY is originally from Rock Hill, South Carolina. He graduated with his Bachelor’s Degree in Music Performance in euphonium and bass trombone in 2007 from Winthrop University, also in Rock Hill, SC. Seth’s performance background includes playing euphonium with the Carolinas Wind Orchestra, that travelled to Spain, as well as performing many concerts throughout North and South Carolina. Also, Seth was a part of the travelling cast of the Tony and Emmy award-winning production Blast! in 2007-08. As a cast member, he performed as a euphonium soloist, trombonist, marching bass drummer, and snare drummer for the show. He was also a tuba player in the Star of Indiana Alumni Corps that performed at the DCI World Championship Semifinals in 2010.

Seth’s drum corps background includes marching with Carolina Crown in 2000 and 2003-05. Upon aging-out of the drum corps, Seth entered the instructional side of drum corps with Crown, teaching baritone in 2006-2008. Other drum corps teaching experience includes the Blue Stars Drum and Bugle Corps from 2009-2011, serving as Assistant Brass Caption Head for his last season in 2011. Seth started working with Pacific Crest in 2012 as a brass consultant, and then signed on in 2013 as a Brass Caption Head, continuing presently in that same role.

Seth is now in his third year as one of the two band directors at Arcadia High School, in Arcadia, California. Before becoming the band director at Arcadia, Seth worked as the brass instructor for the program’s 100 brass players for five years. Seth is also currently working with the first edition of the WGI Winds ensemble, OCI Winds, from Orange County, CA as the Winds Caption Head and Staff Coordinator. OCI Winds will be performing throughout Southern California and at the WGI Winds Championships in Dayton, OH, in April of 2015.

Seth currently resides in Monrovia, CA, with his wife, Kimi, and 2 year old son, Gavin.

“Pacific Crest is one of the best world class organizations within the drum and bugle corps activity. The teaching experience and leadership opportunities that I have gained while working within this organization have met and exceeded my expectations tremendously. I am very excited for the consistency in the staff, as well as some of the small changes and additions that have been made in the off-season that will make this organization even stronger.”

Brad Davis

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Brass Co-Caption Head

BRADLEY DAVIS is currently in his sixth year of teaching at Esperanza High School, in Anaheim.  He currently oversees the Esperanza Entertainment Unit as Director to its more than 100 students who are actively involved in Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Band, Concert Band, Jazz I, Jazz II, Jazz III, and Color Guard.

Born and raised in Kokomo, IN, Bradley finished his secondary education as a graduate of Kokomo High School.  From Kokomo, he went on to receive his Bachelor of Music Education degree from Emporia State University in Emporia, KS and his Master of Music degree in Trumpet Performance from California State University, Long Beach. Before accepting his position at Esperanza, Brad held several music coaching positions teaching a variety of skills and styles including: jazz and brass master classes, in addition to teaching Music Appreciation at CSULB and being the Director of Bands at El Rancho High School for the 2006-2007 school year.

As a player, Brad has had the opportunity to work with several leading groups and performers.  Some of Brad’s favorite performances have come from working with artists such as Frank Mantooth, Andy Martin, Wayne Bergeron, Jeff Clayton, the Toledo Symphony, and the California Symphony Orchestra with the CSULB Brass Ensemble.  Brad continues to enjoy a career playing semi-professionally, and remains active as a performer and studio teacher.  As a teacher his most noted performances have come from having ensembles grace the stages of such venues as “America’s Got Talent,” Carnegie Hall, and Rose Hall at Jazz at Lincoln Center.

Brad resides in Placentia, California, with his wife, Kelly, and their son, Parker.