The Armijo Drum Presents Death and Rebirth for the 2004-2005 winter season.
The 2004-2005 winter season has ended. We now look forward to another great
2005-2006 year. The scores for this past year are listed below.
Meet the Instructors
Mr. Escobedo is currently the Associate Band
Director at Armijo High School in Fairfield, CA. As an Associate, his reponsibilities inclue running and teach the AHS Marching
Band and Head Percussion Instructor. Tony has been instructing at AHS for 2 years and has been one of two major influences
to the development of the Jazz Band, Marching Band, Wind Ensemble, and Drum Line. Under his and Mr. Mills' instruction the
Armijo Marching Band has made great strides at competitions. One notable competition was at the Vallejo Band Review, in the
spring of 2004m where the Marching Band scored a 90.4 and recieved First place after only rehearsing
for a total of 4 hours during the spring season.
For the 2004-2005 school year, Mr. Escobedo
is the Head Percussion Instructor. The show for the winter season is titled Dean and Rebirth. This year the Armijo Drumline
has hired 3 additional instructors to help put the complex show together. The additional instructors include Ryan Odello (snare/visual
instructor), Adam Odello (bass/visual instructor) and Karem Akteri (tenor/visual instructor). Also added to the Roster of
instructors is Mr. Mills (pit instructor). Mr. Escobedo sought out and brough the Odello brothers and Karem Akteri for the
2004-2005 winter season. All of the instructors (except Mr. Mills) marched together in the Concord Blue Devils Organization.
The music was co-written by Mr. Escobedo and Mr. Dan Ray. Mr. Ray is the head percussion instructor at Hogan HS in Vallejo,
CA and wrote out all the Battery parts. Mr. Escobedo wrote all the pit parts. All of the instructors have one goal in mind
for the Armijo Drumline, and that is to make them one of the most competitive lines on the NCBA.
Mr. Escobedo has been involved in instructing
marching bands and drumlice since he was 16. For the Fairfield-Suisun School District, Mr. Escobedo was a Tuba/Marching Instructor
for the Sullivan Middle School Celtics Marching Band during they 97-99 school year. He was also Percussion.Brass Instructor
for Grange Middle School for the 98-99 school year.
His professional experiences include: bass trombone
player for the Delbert Organ Big Band, tuba player for the Thomson Brass Sextet, trumpet.trombone player for Jay D. Trottier's
Messiah Orchestra and Marching Band director for Rodrigues High School. Most rewarding for Mr. Escobedo was being invited
to Skywalker Ranch to record for a special edition Star Wars original trilogy compilation cd.
Mr. Escobedo continue his music education at
Solano College and is currently working hard to transfer out to a CSU or UC.
Ryan Odello began his drum coprs career in 1984
as a member of the Blue Devil "D" Corps. From 1986 to 1994 he marched with the Blue Devils "C" Corps. In 1995 Ryan joined
the "B" Corps staying until 1999. Ryan joined the Blue Devils "A" Corps in 2000 at the age of 18. He marched in the bassline
for BD in 2000, 2002, and aged out as a World Champion in 2003. Ryan also marched in the Sacramento Freelancers Winter Percussion
Ensemble in 2002, and 2004. He currently performs, on occaision, with Blue Devils Entertainment.
Ryan has studied under prominent DCI Instructors,
such as: Scott Johnson, Sean Vega, Benja Russell, Jimm Assella, Dave Sankus, Roger Carter, and Don Sulva. He has been an instructor
for the Dlue Devil "C" Corps, on and off, since 1996, and has been with the Blue Devil "B" Corps since 2004. Ryan will be
returning to instruct the "B" and "C" Corps for the 2005 season. He has also worked with various bay area high schools, including:
Monte Vista, Freedom, Amador Valley, and James Logan High School. Ryan is excited about the opportunity to work with and up
and coming percussion program such as the Armijo High School Drum Line.