Henry Gillard

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HENRY GILLARD: BATTERY CAPTION HEAD

Henry has had extensive performing experience in elite marching percussion ensembles such as RCC Indoor Percussion (2012-2016) and Blue Devils Drum and Bugle Corps (2012-2014).  He is an active marching percussion educator/clinician based in the SoCal area and has instructed for many scholastic ensembles including Fountain Valley HS, Granada Hills Charter HS, Aliso Niguel HS, Canyon HS, Antelope Valley HS, West Ranch HS, Yorba Linda HS, and Esperanza HS. Henry has also been the Battery Caption Manager for the Oregon Crusaders Drum and Bugle Corps for the 2016 and 2017 seasons. 

As well as having a strong emphasis on percussion education, Henry also holds a strong social media presence as a performer/soloist.

Henry currently resides in Anaheim, CA.

Andrew Manzanares

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ANDREW MANZANARES: SNARE INSTRUCTOR

Andrew Manzanares has participated in the Marching Arts since 2008. He competed in WGI and SCPA circuits in the Scholastic World division with Mission Viejo High School and began his DCI career with Santa Clara Vanguard Cadets. In 2013 he started performing with the Blue Devils A Corps where he marched for four years, earning two gold and two silver medals at World Championships. Andrew was also a member of RCC Indoor Percussion for 5 years, serving as Battery Section Leader his last year. This will be Andrew's first year as a Dark Sky instructor. 

Performing Background
2013 - 2016 – Blue Devils A Corps – Snare
2013 – 2017 – RCC Indoor Percussion – Snare
2011 - 2012 – Santa Clara Vanguard Cadets – Snare
2008 – 2012 – Mission Viejo High School Indoor Percussion and Marching Band

Zakk Hollander

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ZAKK HOLLANDER: TENOR INSTRUCTOR

Zakk lives in Orange County, CA and has been teaching percussion since he graduated from Mission Viejo High School in 2012. His performance experience includes The Academy, Blue Knights, Blue Devils, Orange County Independent, Pulse Percussion, and RCC. As an instructor, Zakk has worked with Orange County Independent and several local high schools in Southern California. He currently teaches The Mandarins, Fountain Valley High School, Mission Viejo High School, El Dorado High School, and Diamond Bar High School. This will be Zakk's first year on staff with Dark Sky. 

Kyle Harry

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KYLE HARRY: BASS INSTRUCTOR

Kyle started taking drum set lessons at the age of ten, quickly becoming enamored with the instrument. Kyle was introduced to marching percussion in high school, playing bass drum for two years and snare drum for two years at Taft High School in Woodland Hills, CA. While still in high school, Kyle began his drum corps career playing bass drum at Mystikal in 2005 and quads at Valley Independent Percussion in 2006. After graduation, Kyle decided to temporarily leave the performing aspect behind and focus on teaching and going to school for drum set. In 2009, Kyle decided to make use of his age out year and pick up the bass drum again. After a few weeks of practicing, he earned a spot at Pacific Crest. Later that year, Kyle's hard work payed off when he earned the bass drum section leader spot in the RCC Fall marching band, and later in 2010, a spot on the famous RCC Winter Drum Line. Kyle currently lives in Los Angeles and is pursuing a Bachelor of Music Performance degree from Musicians Institute.

Caleb Gasteiger

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CALEB GASTEIGER:  BASS AND VISUAL INSTRUCTOR

Caleb’s marching career began in high school under the instruction of Sarah Ball and Peter Lucero. Caleb then went on to march at Mystikal Drum and Bugle corps for the 06’ and 07’ seasons and Bluecoats Drum and Bugle Corps in 09’ and 10’ where he aged out. During the 06’, 07’, and 08’ fall seasons, he marched with the RCC Marching Band. The lessons he learned while marching in the Fall helped secure him a spot RCC Winter for the 08’, 09’, 10’, and 11’ seasons.
Caleb has taught various groups throughout Southern California and has students that have marched in Blue Devils, Bluecoats, Blue Knights, Bluestars, as well many other successful ensembles. His dream is to give the highest quality information to his students that can propel them to reach the goals that they have set for themselves. 

This is Caleb’s 4th year on staff at DSP.

John Nguyen

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John Nguyen: Cymbal Instructor

John Nguyen is a cymbal instructor/clinician based in the Bay Area. He started marching cymbals at age 15, and continues his involvement in the marching arts world to this day. DCI and WGI seasons include Vanguard Cadets (2010-12), Vanguard Winter (2010-11, 2013-16), Santa Clara Vanguard (2015-16), and RCC Indoor (2017).

 

Teaching experiences include Saratoga HS, Los Gatos HS, Mountain View HS, Santa Teresa HS, Amador Valley HS, and University of Nevada Reno.

Ryan Bonilla

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Ryan Bonilla: Cymbal Instructor

Ryan has been a prominent figure in the SoCal Cymbal scene for many years, beginning with RCC Fall 2013 then continuing to march with RCC Indoor from 2014-2017. Since aging-out last year, Ryan is excited to be teaching the 2017 RCC Fall Cymbal Line, RCC Indoor, and Dark Sky Percussion.