Brian Dinkel

For over 16 years, Brian has been in demand as a performer, teacher, composer and arranger in the Southern California area. In that time, he has performed with internationally renowned artists such as Peter Erskine, Alex Acuna, Tom Scott and the late Ed Shaughnessy. In addition, Brian has had the privilege of teaching and designing for some of the most highly decorated programs in the world. Since 2004, Brian has been teaching at Riverside City College - currently working as the Front Ensemble caption head/arranger for the world famous RCC Marching Tigers, as well as serving as the Front Ensemble manager for 5-time WGI Gold medalist, RCC Indoor Percussion. Since 2010, Brian has been a Front Ensemble instructor with the 17-time DCI World Champions, the Concord Blue Devils Drum and Bugle Corps and currently works as the Front Ensemble arranger/composer and electronics designer for the Pacific Crest Drum and Bugle Corps. Brian attended California State University, Northridge where he studied with John Magnussen, Karen Ervin-Pershing, and Jerry Steinholtz. Brian currently resides in Tustin, California, where he is currently working as the Director of Percussion for Woodbridge High School, as well as caption head/arranger for Mission Viejo, Chino and Aliso Niguel High Schools. Brian is a member of the Percussive Arts Society, and proudly uses Evans Drumheads and Pro-mark sticks and mallets.