2018 Summer Guard & Percussion Clinics

Our summer guard and percussion clinics will help your students develop their skills over the summer from top instructors from NCBA, WGI, NCPA, and CCGC.

Saturday June 16th, 2018
Saturday June 23rd, 2018 (DCI Day)

  • This clinic will feature guest clinicians from System Blue Education & Blue Devils Performing Arts, we will announce the clinicians as soon as possible.

  • All participants will receive a FREE ticket to DCI West for participating!

  • All participants will also recieve a T-shirt (and a pair of drum sticks for percussionist) 

  • There will not be a parade rehearsal block on this day, to accomodate for DCI west

Saturday June 30th, 2018
Saturday July 7th, 2018
Saturday July 21st, 2018
Saturday July 28th, 2018

Daily Schedule:
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM - Block 1
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM - Lunch
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM - Block 2
4:00 PM - 4:30 PM - Break
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM - Parade Rehearsal (For students performing in the summer parades only)

Location: TBD


  • FREE - If you participate in 2 or more summer parades (Use code: Members)

  • 50% off if you participate in 1 summer parade (Use code: oneparade)

  • Full Rate - For students who only wish to participate in the weekly clinics, the weekly rate is $40 for the day, with the exception of our DCI Day (Sat Jun 23)

Parade Registration:

  • Royal Regiment - Our high school parade unit

  • Cadet Regiment - Our junior high / beginner parade unit

Dress: Please dress in clothing appropriate for movement

Guard Instructors:

Colin Apperson

  • Caption Head, Armijo High School

  • Caption Head, Inderkum High School

  • Caption Head, Crystal Middle School

  • Instructor, In Motion (WGI Open Class Guard)

Fou Saelee

  • Caption Head, Fairfield High School

  • Instructor, Armijo High School (Former)

  • Caption Head, Crystal Middle School (Former)

Ben Wilkinson

  • Caption Head, Benecia High School

  • Caption Head, Benecia Middle School

  • Instructor, Vanden High School (Former)

  • Caption Head, Riordan High School (Former)

  • Capttion Head, Fremont High School (Former)

Percussion Instructors:

Chris Cyr

  • Caption Head, Foothill High School

  • Executive Director, Tri-City Percussion

  • Instructor, Santa Clara Vanguard Cadets

  • Executive Director, Team Percussion USA (Former)

  • Percussion Ensemble Coordinator, Blue Knights (14-17)

  • Instructor, Bluecoats (10-13)

  • Instructor, Santa Clara Vanguard (05-09)

  • Member, Santa Clara Vanguard (99-01)

  • Member, Santa Clara Vanguard Cadets (97-98)

Matt Ring

  • Instructor, Tri-City Percussion

  • Bass Tech, Blue Devils B

  • Caption Head, Oak Grove High School

  • Battery Tech, Santa Clara Vanguard Cadets (2004-2011)

  • Member, Santa Clara Vanguard (Former)