Darren VanDerpoel

DARREN VANDERPOEL:  BATTERY ARRANGER

Darren VanDerpoel resides in Diamond Bar, CA and works throughout Southern California as a music educator. After graduating from Vista HS in 2005, he went on to perform with Esperanza Drum and Bugle Corps, Pacific Crest Drum and Bugle Corps, Black Knights Indoor Percussion, Riverside Community College Marching Band, and RCC Indoor.   

Darren earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing Management from Cal Poly Pomona in 2013.  He currently serves as the co-director and performing member of Sidle Entertainment, who provide performing ensembles for special events and sports teams, such as Los Angles Clippers and the Los Angeles Chargers.

Darren has been an active percussion instructor in Southern California since 2005, working with several high schools and independent groups.  He is the Caption Head Battery Arranger for the Mandarins Drum and Bugle Corps and he currently teaches at Diamond Bar HS, Nogales HS, El Dorado HS, and Ayala HS.  Darren proudly uses Remo Drumheads and Innovative Percussion Sticks and Mallets.