Vanguard Music and Performing Arts is pleased to introduce the 2019 Santa Clara Vanguard Design Team.
Michael Gaines, Creative Director & Drill Designer
Scott Koter, Program Coordinator
Andy Toth, Visual Coordinator
Paul Rennick, Music Coordinator & Percussion Arranger
Sandi Rennick, Percussion Arranger
JD Shaw, Brass Arranger
Bart Woodley, Consultant
Michael Rosales, Lead Choreographer
As you may notice, all of the great minds who crafted “Babylon” are back on board to reprise their roles for another exciting season! Once again Michael Gaines will pull double duty as VMAPA Creative Director and SCV Drill Designer, leading the visual program alongside Andy Toth who is returning for his third season as Visual Coordinator. Scott Koter is also celebrating his 3-year anniversary with Vanguard, and we are looking forward to his continued leadership and expertise in the role of Program Coordinator.
“We are thrilled to start working on the 2019 season! Although every individual member of the team has decades of experience, this collective group is only a year old and it’s truly invigorating to start again creatively with a blank canvas while continuing to establish SCV’s brand of design for years to come,” said Koter.
New to the team in 2018, Bart Woodley (Consultant) and Michael Rosales (Lead Choreographer) proved to be excellent additions and each played a key role in the corps’ success last season. We are very happy to welcome them back into the design room for 2019!
On the music side of things, Paul and Sandi Rennick will return to share their talents as the percussion arranging power couple – leading the 2019 Vanguard Percussion Section to another fantastic season. This summer we are also beyond excited to build upon the success of last year’s horn line, with JD Shaw back again to add his signature touch as Brass Arranger.
“We are beyond excited to start the process for 2019,” said Charles Frost, VMAPA Executive Director. “I know this design team will continue to move Vanguard to lead our activity and create an exciting production for this year’s performers and audiences across the country! ”
Stay tuned for more staff announcements, and CLICK HERE to sign up for your 2019 Vanguard audition!