Visual Designer - Ron Hardin
Visual Technician - Joshua Pier
Visual Technician - Steven C I Wright
Bio coming soon
Joshua Pier has been a marching and visual instructor at Pioneer since 2012. He began his marching career in high school as a tuba player which then led to marching contra with the Santa Clara Vanguard from 2004 to 2006. He has since taught at multiple high schools all over California and is currently teaching at Crescenta Valley High School, Arroyo High School, El Dorado High School and La Mirada High School. In drum corps, he has taught at Santa Clara Vanguard Cadets and Impulse before coming to Pioneer. In his free time he enjoys hiking, camping and taking walks with his dog, Brooklyn.
Steven is 22 years old and is from Sheffield, England. He attended the Sheffield College of Music from 2008 to 2011 studying and earning a Bachelors in Music Technology and Film Production. He is a Pioneer alumnus, having marched for three years on soprano. During the 2011 and 2012 seasons Steven was the Brass Sergeant for the corps, as well as a soloist. During the 2013 season he will be teaching both brass and visual throughout the season, as well as assisting with other duties around the corps.
Steven began his drum corps experience at the age of 10 where he played with corps called Concord and marched with them for 9 years. During his time with Concord he has won 4 DCUK titles, came 21st in the World Show Band Championship, won DCUK I&E competitions and has toured Europe. Once he had finished competing in 2009 he then turned his attention to teaching and helped form a junior corps called Concord Allstars. With the Allstars Steven has written and co ordinated the shows since their very first season of competition and in doing so helped them to a second place finish in 2012. He has helped with many different aspects of the corps from helping teaching brass & drums, going to local schools to help with recruitment and general week to week background work.
As well as his drum corps background Steven has played in many different ensembles which includes; Big Band, Jazz Combos, Musicals, Wind Orchestras, Funk/Ska Bands, Ceremonial Fanfare Teams & Brass Bands.