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Evan Block

Director of Bands

Evan Block is an active musician and educator from Southern California. Evan graduated from Thousand Oaks High School where he was an active performer in the Wind Ensemble, Jazz Band and Marching Band on Saxophone. He earned his Bachelor’s of Music in Saxophone Performance and Music Education from California State University, Northridge where he earned his Teaching Credential as well. Evan has performed with the CSUN Wind Symphony, Wind Ensemble and as a member of saxophone quartets. As a student at CSUN, Evan served as the President of the NAFME Chapter for the 2018 - 2019 school year, leading the group to the Collegiate Chapter of the Year Award for 2019.   In 2016, Evan performed as a member of Gold Drum and Bugle Corp on Mellophone. Evan has also performed with the Bakersfield Symphony Orchestra. Evan has had the opportunity to teach at various schools in Southern California including Golden Valley High School, Westlake High School, Royal High School, West Ranch High school, Los Cerritos Middle School and Sequoia Junior High.  Evan has had the opportunity to study with a number of great musicians and teachers including Jerry Luedders, Benjamin Sorrell, Cece Worrall Rubin, Larry Stoffel, Liz Blake, David Blake, Marty Martone and Adam Payne. 

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Rob Guzman

Visual Caption Head, Color Guard Director

Rob Guzman graduated from Fillmore High School in 1997 where he was a saxophone player, Colorguard member, and Drum Major. Once he graduated, he went on to teach the Fillmore High School and Fillmore Middle Colorguards from 1998-2005. At the age of 21, Rob continued his performance career with Black Knights Independent Winterguard. From there he continued to perform with such groups as Riverside Community College 2003, 2004, 2006, 2007, Fantasia Winterguard 2004 and 2005, and Diamante Winterguard in 2012.​Rob has also been instructing with many Southern California Colorguard programs over the years including Buena High School (2015 SCSBOA 2A High Auxiliary, 2015 WGASC Gold medalist, 2015 WGI Finalist), Oxnard High School(2012 WGASC Gold medalist), Moorpark High School (2013 WGASC Bronze Medalist), Thousand Oaks High School (2006 WGASC Bronze Medalist, Adolfo Camarillo High School (2009 WGASC Gold Medalist, 2011 WGASC Silver Medalist, 2013 WGASC Silver Medalist) Gladstone High School (2014 WGASC Bronze Medalist), Diamante Winterguard, Mystikal Drum and Bugle Corps, Gold Drum and Bugle Corps, and Orange County Independent Winds Ensemble 2015 WGI Silver Medalist, 2016 WGI Bronze Medalist), Marshall Fundamental  (2013 WGASC Gold Medalist, 2014 WGASC Bronze Medalist, 2015 WGASC Bronze Medalist). Rob is currently instructing at Moorpark High School (2019, 2021 WGASC Gold medalist), Westlake High School (2021 WGASC Silver Medalist) and Saugus High School (2021 WGASC Gold Medalist).​In addition to his colorguard career, Rob has also been a visual and marching instructor for Fillmore High School, Buena High School (2015 SCSBOA 2A Gold Medalist), and currently Saugus High School.  Rob currently resides in Tarzana, California.

Aubre Balfour


Born and raised in the Antelope Valley (Palmdale), CA. Aubre has been involved in the marching community for several years with both DCI and WGI experience. His experience includes Impulse Drum and Bugle Corp (2013)playing snare drum, in 2016 he marched with The Academy Drum and Bugle Corp, in 2015 he began his WGI experience with Orange County Independent for the 2015season (now known as Broken City) marching snare, and finally aging out in 2018 with POW Percussion also on snare. After he aged out he immediately began teaching at the local high schools as the percussion instructor which included Antelope Valley High School, Pete Knight High School, Palmdale High School, and Littlerock High School in Littlerock Ca. Aubre is also an education artist for Vater Percussion.


Bob Lawrence


Bob Lawrence (Trombone), was born in Orange County California. He began playing trombone at the age of 10 and quickly fell in love with music. During his youth Bob won spots in the All Southern California All-Star Jazz Band every year from 2002-2008. From 2008-2010 Bob attended Saddleback College and studied under the direction of Joey Sellers. During that time Bob won the South Orange County Concerto Competition for his performance of the Morceau Symphonique.  Since then Bob has graduated from the Los Angeles College of Music and has been living in LA where he's quickly establishing himself as a respected and highly in-demand trombone player, arranger, and music educator. Bob has performed for and toured with Persian superstars Ebi Hamedi and Googoosh as well as the Billy Vaughn Orchestra. You can hear Bob playing trombone on recordings by Snoop Dogg, Morris Day, Mega Low, The Gromble, Geronimo Rauch, Andy Montañez, Craig Cammel Orchestra, the Baba Orchestra, the Afro-Peruvian Jazz Orchestra (nominated for two Latin Grammys as well as two Grammys for the album Tradiciones), Kim Richmond Orchestra, Luis Enrique, Tony Vega, Poncho Sanchez and his Latin Jazz Band, and many more bands and musicians from around the world. 

Michael Ulloa

Color Guard

Michael Ulloa has been performing Colorguard since 2012. His journey stared sophomore year at Hart Highschool followed by groups like Bluestars, Icon, and Imbue. In 2016 he joined the Marine Corps and was stationed at MCAS Beaufort South Carolina during that time he was an instructor/student at The Larew Dance Studio six days a week. He also performed with The Beaufort Theater Company for the first time in 2018 during the production Mamma Mia. Michael had the opportunity to perform under some great instructors such as Anthony Garcia, Michael Shapiro, Shavon Garcia and Juan Gonzalez

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Kyle Tefft


Kyle Tefft was born and raised in Santa Barbara. While studying music at Santa Barbara City College, Kyle learned to appreciate the value of teachers who could inspire their students and create a safe and friendly educational environment. His passion for music and teaching was noticed by his instructors and he was asked to teach the begging woodwind pedagogy class at SBCC, where he taught groups of 10 plus students at a time. Kyle moved to Los Angeles where he earned his Bachelors degree at Los Angeles College of Music in Pasadena. While enrolled, he was asked to tutor other students in music theory and musicianship. He's also played in local bands in the Southern California area, including with Michael McDonald during a number of his charity events. Kyle always strives to be his best for both his students, his bandmates, and for the integrity of the music he is playing.Michael had the opportunity to perform under some great instructors such as Anthony Garcia, Michael Shapiro, Shavon Garcia and Juan Gonzalez.

Armando Vasquez

Visual Tech

Armando Vasquez began his music career in 6th grade. He played violin in the string orchestra at Millikan Middle School (now known as Louis D Armstrong Middle School).  In high school he took a guitar class and later joined the Saugus band playing trumpet. He later then joined the Jazz band, jazz combo, and salsa band. By his senior year he had learned how to play multiple instruments and written and arranged his own music. Armando then took on the challenge to participate in DCI and joined Pacific Crest. Now he teaches the Saugus Marching Band as their visual instructor. 

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