Rowland Raider Regiment Instructors
Our fearless leader Jason Alvo
Jason Alvo - Band Director
Rudy Arevalos - Brass Caption Head
Noe Gomez - Visual Caption Head
Noe is currently teaching at the Santa Clara Vanguard Cadets, Chino High School, and Aliso Niguel High School. Noe is also serving as an Advisor for Color Guard Alliance of the Philippines (CGAP)
Noe has 7 years of drum corps experience, including 1 year with Impulse (2008), 1 year with The Santa Clara Vanguard Cadets (2010), and 5 years with The Santa Clara Vanguard (2011-15) where he served as drum major from 2012 to 2015. Noe has been teaching marching bands for 6 years and has been designing drill in California and other states for the last 5. He is currently teaching at Chino High School, Rowland High School, Aliso Niguel High School and POW Percussion. Noe also serves as an Advisor for the Color Guard Alliance of the Philippines (CGAP), and he is currently attending school to earn a degree in music education. Noe currently lives in Los Angeles CA.
Kevin Chang - Visual Instructor
Zach Carrasco - Visual Instructor
Steven Ho - Visual Instructor
Emily Garnett - Visual Instructor
Gary Briggs - Visual Instructor
Weston Amaro - Percussion Caption Head/Front Ensemble
Weston has been a front ensemble instructor, arranger, and show designer with various ensembles in Southern California since 2005. He is currently the front ensemble caption head for Rowland High School and Rancho Cucamonga High School and a sound consultant/technician for Pulse Percussion Open.
His performance experience includes Rancho Cucamonga High School, Impulse D&B Corp and Pulse Percussion World.
Weston is endorsed by Innovative Percussion.
Veronica Wicks - Percussion Instructor
Veronica is a percussion educator in Southern California with an additional background of study in psychology and social work. She has taught many schools throughout her teaching career and is dedicated to educating young adults through music and mentorship in personal growth and development. Veronica currently teaches the battery percussion section at several high schools in Southern California along with Broken City Percussion and Blue Knights Drum & Bugle Corps.
Hector Prado - Percussion Instructor
David Lowry - Colorguard Caption Head
Robyn Echevarria - Colorguard Instructor
Brianne Tomas - Colorguard
Brianne Risa Tomas is an alumni of the Vanguard Organization. After performing with Pacific Crest Drum and Bugle Corps, she concluded her drum corps journey at the Vanguard A-Corps in 2012. Her love for the organization and activity continued on to the winter seasons where she also performed with the Santa Clara Vanguard Winterguard (2013-2016). She holds her B.A. in Sociology and minor in Dance from the University of Las Vegas, NV.
Brianne began her teaching career with various high schools around the Las Vegas Valley and is presently on staff at Las Vegas’ premiere Open Class Winter Guard, 702 Independent. She has recently re-located to the Southern California area and teaches at Aliso Niguel HS & Rowland HS. She has also been on staff at Pacific Crest since 2014.