Shant Keuroghelian

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SHANT KEUROGHELIAN: VISUAL CAPTION

Shant Keuroghelian is involved with both the musical and visual aspects of the marching arts. His marching career began with Pacific Crest in 2006. In 2007, 2008, 2010, and 2011 he marched with the 17-time World Champion Blue Devils Drum and Bugle Corps, serving as Trumpet Section Leader his last year.

Shant has had the privilege of working with a vast number of ensembles including Rancho Verde High School, Rancho Cucamonga High School, Chino Hills High School, Etiwanda High School, Mission Viejo High School, Colony High School, Chaffey High School, Upland High School, Blue Devils “B” Drum and Bugle Corps, and Pacific Crest Drum and Bugle Corps. In the summer of 2015, Shant made his international debut working with the Calgary Stampede Showband of Calgary, Alberta, Canada as a clinician. He is currently the Brass Caption Head at Ayala High School in Chino Hills, California, and the Visual Caption Head at The Academy Drum and Bugle Corps from Tempe, Arizona. Shant also writes drill for several High Schools including San Marino High School, Mohave High School, and Anaheim High School. 

Receiving his bachelor’s degree in Music Education from California State University, Fullerton and alumnus of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, Shant is now Director of Jazz, in addition to Brass Caption Head at Ayala High School in Chino Hills, Ca. He is also a private trumpet teacher and a freelance trumpet player, performing in a variety of venues, including Disneyland.

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.

Ted Chang

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TED CHANG:  VISUAL INSTRUCTOR

Ted Chang is native to Southern California, where he discovered the world of music and motion. First being introduced to the pageantry arts in middle school, Ted pursued his passion for performing in 2010 as a member of Pacific Crest. After two seasons at Pacific Crest, Ted joined the Blue Devils in 2012, where he stayed until 2015. Then in 2016, Ted joined the RCC Indoor Percussion Ensemble.

Ted has taught many high schools throughout the Southern California region, including Temple City High School, Fountain Valley High School, Downey High School, Woodbridge High School, Cerritos High School, and Ayala High School. His passion for teaching leads him to push his students towards their maximum potential. Ted is also a drill designer for some local high schools.

Now as a part of the visual team at Dark Sky, Ted is very excited for this opportunity to teach a world class percussion ensemble!

Tanner Woodard

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VISUAL INSTRUCTION: TANNER WOODARD

Tanner has been involved in marching arts since 1999, when he performed with his high school marching band. Tanner began instructing others in his Junior year of HS when he helped create a middle school feeder for his HS program. Since then, he’s gone on to teach Percussion, Brass, and Visual at multiple schools between Arizona and California. Tanner’s been a writer/designer for DSP since 2008.