Chavadith Tantavirojn is a renowned music composer, arranger, and educator based in Northern California Bay Area. Specializing in the art of percussive pageantry, Chavadith is the Front Ensemble Caption Head and Arranger for the Blue Devils B Drum & Bugle Corps. Previously, he was the Front Ensemble Manager for the Santa Clara Vanguard Cadets with four successful seasons winning three DCI Open Class Championships and three High Percussion titles while he was there.
Chavadith is currently the Director of Percussion at Saratoga High School in Saratoga, California, where he oversees the concert percussion program. Additionally, he is also the Front Ensemble Caption Head and Arranger for the program’s award-winning Marching Band and Winter Percussion.
Beyond his involvement with Saratoga High School, Chavadith also composes and teaches for two WGI Scholastic World Class Percussion Ensembles - Cupertino High School in Cupertino, California and Leigh High School in San Jose, California. During the program's first appearance at WGI World Championships, Cupertino HS placed 6th in the PSW division. Additionally, throughout his tenure with Leigh High School, the ensemble has advanced to Finals for all appearances at WGI Percussion Championships in Dayton, Ohio.
Chavadith attended the University of California, Santa Barbara and graduated with a Dean’s Honor and a Bachelor of Music degree in Music Composition. He was also a recipient of the Eliz Dineen Scholarship for Music Composition.