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Brian Dinkel

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Conn Selmer Marching Arts Clinician

For over 20 years, Brian has been in demand as a performer, teacher, composer and arranger based in the Southern California area. In that time, he has performed with internationally renowned artists such as Peter Erskine, Alex Acuna, Tom Scott and the late Ed Shaughnessy. Brian attended California State University, Northridge where he studied percussion with John Magnussen, Karen Ervin-Pershing, and Jerry Steinholtz.


Brian has been on the staff of the 20-time DCI World Champion Blue Devils Drum & Bugle Corps since 2009, and is currently the Front Ensemble and Audio Caption Head and Designer, as well as Director of Front Ensemble programs for BDPA.


Since 2005, Brian has worked at Riverside City College, in Riverside, California. Currently, Brian serves as the Front Ensemble Caption Head and Designer for the internationally renowned RCC Marching Tigers, and as the Music Coordinator and Front Ensemble Arranger for five-time WGI World Champion - RCC Indoor Percussion.


In addition, Brian has had the privilege of teaching and designing for some of the most highly decorated programs in the world - Woodbridge High School, Chino High School, Mission Viejo High School, and many more.


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