Daniel is a world-class instructor that has worked with top groups in the pageantry arts. Several compete in DCI, WGI, and BOA. He works with James Bowie H.S., Santa Clara Vanguard, Origins Winter Guard, and Paramount Winter Guard. Daniel also keeps himself busy year-round, by sharing his experience with groups and circuits around the country. Riley enjoys helping out organizations wanting to learn and grow. His experiences have allowed him to work as a choreographer, designer, technician, and adjudicator.
Mr. Riley has been honored to work with several successful high school programs and independent organizations competing in local circuits, WGI, DCI, and BOA. Groups include Northmont H.S., Ooltewah H.S., Owasso H.S., Stoneman Douglas H.S., Park Vista H.S., Blues Springs H.S., West Broward H.S., Castle H.S., Alliance of Miami, Braddock Independent, The Cadets.
Riley has spent more than a decade with Northmont H.S. from 1998-2011. During his time with the organization, Northmont was a BOA Grand National Finalist, the 2001 WGI Scholastic Open Silver Medalist, and won WGI Scholastic Open Class in 2008. Daniel has been a part of winning 2 DCI World Championships with the Cadets Drum Corps, in 2000 and 2011. Mr. Riley was the Director of Braddock Independent World Guard from 2010 – 2015. In 2011 Braddock Independent won the WGI Independent World Bronze medal. From 2008-2015, West Broward H.S. competed in WGI, after the school’s 1st year in existence, which soon became the 2010 Scholastic A Bronze Medalist, 2011 Scholastic Open Medalist, and winners of the WGI Fans Favorite Award 2010-2013. Daniel joined the educational team at Paramount World Winter Guard in 2017.
Riley has been the Color Guard Caption Head for the Santa Clara Vanguard since 2013. In 2017 Santa Clara won the George Zingali Color Guard Award and was awarded the DCI Silver medal. In 2018 Vanguard became the DCI World Champions and captured the bronze in 2019.