Brian Dinkel Percussion Caption Head

For nearly 10 years, Brian has been in demand as a performer, teacher, 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 Ed Shaughnessy. In addition, Brian has
had the privilege of teaching for some of the most highly decorated programs in Southern California;
a list that includes Riverside Community College (WGI World Class Champions, 2005 and 2007)
and Chino Hills HS (2008 WGI World Class Finalist) and Chino HS (4-time SCSBOA 6A Champion).

As a performer, Brian has played marching tenors for both the CSU Northridge Percussion Ensemble
and the Anaheim Kingsmen Indoor Percussion Ensemble, under the direction of Tom Float. He also
played marimba and hand percussion with the Black Knights Drum Corps (2003 WGI World Class
Silver Medalist) and Riverside Community College (2004 WGI World Class Silver Medalist).

Brian has been the Front Ensemble Technician at Riverside Community College since the Fall of
2004, and was also the Front Ensemble Technician and later Co-Caption Head/Arranger of the
Esperanza Drum and Bugle Corps. (2004 - 2006 DCI Division 1 Quarterfinalist)

Brian currently resides in Simi Valley, California, where he is completing his BM in Percussion
Performance at California State University, Northridge. 

Brian is a member of the Percussive Arts Society, and proudly uses Vic Firth sticks & mallets
and Evans Drumheads.