AUSTIN, TX (July 24, 2017) – Rhythmic Force is excited to have Bobby Lopez as our Front Ensemble Coordinator. Bobby’s background in percussion is extensive to say the least, and we are thrilled to have him joining our team! He will work closely with our Ensemble Director to craft the front ensemble performances for our 2018 production.
Bobby is currently a Senior Lecturer at Texas State University as well as an active educator, clinician, performer and adjudicator throughout the United States. He received a Bachelor of Music degree in Music Education from Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi and a Master of Music degree in Percussion Performance from Texas State University. Alumnus of the DCI High Percussion recipient, 1998 Santa Clara Vanguard, and the 1999 DCI World Champion Concord Blue Devils, he was awarded first prize for his composition "Two Days" in the 1998 DCI multi-percussion solo competition. He has worked with several percussion programs including Georgetown High School (TX), Cedar Park High School, Revolution Indoor drumline, and the Texas State University drumline.
“I have worked with Bobby for several years with my own programs, and his knowledge in percussion will be a huge asset to our season! He is not only a master teacher but a master performer, and I’m beyond excited to have him guiding the way for our front!” says our Ensemble Director, Jordan Garza.
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AUSTIN, TX (July 20, 2017) – Rhythmic Force is excited to have Oliver as our new Battery Coordinator, Oliver Delotto!
Oliver DeLotto, originally from Virginia, is an active educator, performer, and arranger based out of Austin, TX. Oliver will head up battery specific instruction and define the approach for our battery section this year. Oliver comes to us with a TON of performing and teaching experiencing with groups such as Glassmen, Carolina Crown, Bluecoats, and George Mason University Indoor Drumline. Oliver is currently pursuing a masters in percussion performance at The University of Texas at Austin while working on the percussion staff at Vandergrift HS in Leander, TX.
Read more about Oliver Delotto here.
AUSTIN, TX (July 12, 2017) – Rhythmic Force Percussion is proud to announce our New Ensemble Director – Jordan Garza.
Jordan Garza will focus on managing and teaching the 2018 Texas Color Guard Circuit (TCGC) and Winter Guard International (WGI) Competitive Ensemble. “I’ve seen Jordan’s work, and he will elevate the educational experience for our performers to the next level. He brings a wealth of knowledge, experience, and fresh ideas to Rhythmic Force Percussion, and we are beyond excited to have him leading our competitive program,” says Program Director, Robert Monroy.” Mr. Garza will work closely with the design and administrative teams to oversee the success of our 2018 competitive program.
“Moving back to Austin has been a blast and has given me the opportunity to take the reins for this group,” says Jordan. Rhythmic Force is excited to have Jordan Garza join the team, and we look forward to seeing what this season has in store.
Read more about Jordan Garza here.