After being with Impulse for the 2015 season, Manny Castaneda returns to Impulse for the 2017 season.
Manny is an active music educator and performer in Southern California and the southwestern United States. His performance background includes many disciplines of music from symphony orchestra to drum & bugle corps. Manny’s drum corps experience has included marching snare with the Troopers and with the Bluecoats in the front ensemble. He has also been a member of the El Paso Symphony Orchestra, the El Paso Wind Symphony, and Star City Percussion Ensemble. He is currently a freelance musician in the Los Angeles area playing everything from orchestra and musicals to rock, metal, funk, and hip hop.
As an educator, Manny is on staff as front ensemble tech at Elan Indoor Percussion competing in SCPA and WGI circuits. He is also the head of percussion at Workman High School, Gabrielino High School and is part of the percussion staff at Baldwin Park High School. In addition, he has been involved with several other highly successful high school and college programs in Los Angeles, Las Vegas, and west Texas areas. He is an active clinician and lecturer in the southwestern United States covering drum set, marching, orchestral percussion, and other music business aspects.
Impulse welcomes Manny’s vast and varied experience, and looks forward to all he will contribute to our program.
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