Pete Sapadin is a marching percussion specialist based in Southern California who helps students gain the skills necessary to perform at the highest levels in the activity. Mr. Sapadin started his marching percussion career as a member of the Anaheim Velvet Knights in 1987 & 1988 and went on to perform with both the Concord Blue Devils in 1989 & 1990, and the Cadets of Bergen County in 1991.
Mr. Sapadin arranges and composes music for several Southern California high school percussion programs in addition to arranging battery percussion for the Yamato Drum & Bugle Corps. Between writing and teaching duties here in the United States, Mr. Sapadin is also a highly sought after clinician and battery arranger in Japan.
After spending several years performing professionally in various ensembles in Anaheim, Orlando, NYC & Tokyo, Mr. Sapadin is able to bring 'real world' experience to his students and as part of the Riverside City College Independent World Class percussion staff he continues to demonstrate his ability to inspire, motivate and instruct students to truly become the best in the world.
I have nothing but great memories about some fun times when i think back about my time with the Blue Devils.