Colby Vasquez is from Tollhouse, a small town in California’s Sierra Nevada foothills. He currently holds the position of Associate Director of Instrumental Music at Clovis West High School in Fresno, California. Prior to that, he was the Director of Instrumental Music at William C. Overfelt High School in San Jose, CA from 2016-2019.
Colby graduated from California State University Fresno in 2013 with a Bachelor of Arts in Music Education. He then attended the University of Massachusetts in Amherst, Massachusetts where he earned a Masters of Music Education with a focus in Wind Conducting in 2016. He now serves as the Drill Writer & Visual Designer for the 400-member University of Massachusetts Minuteman Marching Band.
Colby marched in the Santa Clara Vanguard for 3 years, from 2010-2012, as a Euphonium player. In 2013 he joined the admin staff for the Vanguard & Vanguard Cadets, and he served as the Visual Caption Head and Staff Coordinator for the Vanguard Cadets from 2017 to 2019.