In 2016 we had our strongest staff to date and 2017 is even stronger. Almost our entire crew is returning with a few additions and changes that we are excited to share with you.
Starting with the battery staff vets, Miguel Guaderrama, George Collins and Jared Andrews. In 2017 Miguel will step up to the Battery Caption Head after two years as our tenor instructor. George has been on staff for three seasons and will be the 2017 Program Coordinator. Jared returns for his fourth DSP season as our battery arranger and consultant.
Returning to our Front Ensemble staff will be Dalia Berman, Jesse Hirakawa and Jon Mleynek. This terrific team will be joined by Jackson Lai. Jackson teaches at Ayala HS and spent his summer with the Santa Clara Vanguard Cadets. We welcome his experience and passion for the marching arts.
Our design staff of Co-Directors Seth Woodard, Sharon Woodard (with 35 years of combined experience) will return visual designers Jaime Holly and Peter Beckhart for their second year. This season, we are also excited to collaborate with indoor legend, Ike Jackson who is joining our design team for the first time.