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Allen Vinson, Director of Percussion
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Cameron Figueroa, Percussion Instructor
Cameron Figueroa is a classically trained Orchestral Percussionist and a Front Ensemble specialist. He received his Bachelors Degree in Percussion Performance from the University of Arizona. While studying at the University of Arizona under Dr. Norman Weinberg, Former Member of PAS Board of Directors, Mr. Figueroa specialized in Solo and Chamber works. He then went on to receive his Masters Degree in Percussion Performance from the University of Georgia. While studying under Timothy Adams, Jr., Former Principal Timpanist of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Mr. Figueroa specialized in Orchestral Percussion. Along side his Orchestral and Solo percussion career, Mr. Figueroa has also participated in the DCI and WGI venues performing with Dark Sky Percussion (2011-15), Music City Mystique (2016-17), and The Cavaliers Drum and Bugle Corps (2014-16). As an educator, Mr. Figueroa has taught at various high schools, Music City Mystique (2018), The University of Georgia Redcoat Marching Band (2018-20). He is now the Front Ensemble Technician at Seven Lakes High School in Katy, TX and a Private Lesson Educator to much of the Houston area.
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Eric Berry, Percussion Instructor
Eric Berry started his early education in Fort Mill, SC where he began the start of his musical journey. Graduating in 2016, Mr. Berry moved on to study at York Technical College. While there and after, he decided to continue his marching arts career as both a performer and instructor. While furthering his experience, he participated in many high achieving music ensembles such The Cadets Drum and Bugle Corps, The Spirit of Atlanta Drum and Bugle Corps, Music City Mystique, and Civitas Independent Percussion. While with the ensemble Music City Mystique, Mr. Berry moved to Nashville, Tennessee and was employed at Innovative Percussion. On top of his marching experience, Mr. Berry has been instructing in instructing in the marching arts with different schools such as Fort Mill High School and Nation Ford High School. Mr. Berry now resides in Katy, Texas while teaching at Seven Lakes High School.