Mr. Manzi is a Chicago native who is excited to start his 3rd season with the Carlsbad Bands. Mr. Manzi graduated Magna Cum Laude from Millikin University in 2007 with a Bachelors of Music in Instrumental Music Education and in the summer of 2014 graduated with Honors from VanderCook College of Music where he received his Masters of Music Education. Additionally Mr. Manzi is certified in AP Music Theory. Before coming to Carlsbad Mr. Manzi taught 5th grade thru High School Band in the Central A&M School District for six years and spent one year doing 5th grade and High School Bands in Effingham, IL. His first year at Carlsbad brought a undefeated SCSBOA regional season, a PSA Silver Medal at SC-PA Champs with winter drumline, and unanimous superior ratings at SCSBOA festival with the Concert Band.
Phillip Viani has been a percussion instructor at Carlsbad High School and looking forward to his 2nd year with the program. Phillip has been a percussion instructor at Carlsbad, Vista, and Mission Hills High School. Phillip graduated from San Marcos High School in 2013 where he marched in the marching band and drumline for all four years. Afterward, he went on to march The Academy Drum and Bugle Corps and marched two seasons of indoor drumline with POW Percussion in the spring of 2014 and 2015. Phillip is currently attending San Diego State University pursuing a degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Marketing.
Tollak Rafto works as a percussion instructor and private teacher throughout San Diego county. He teaches marching percussion, drum set and specializes in mallet percussion. He currently works with Carlsbad, El Camino, Grossmont, Oceanside, and Vista high schools. Past instructional experience includes WGI World Class ensemble Dark Sky Percussion as well as DCI Open Class ensemble Gold Drum and Bugle Corps. He proudly endorses Innovated Percussion Inc. sticks and mallets.
Jackie is graduate of RBV where she spent all four years involved with marching band, color guard, and dance. After graduation she peformed with several groups including the independent group Lealta and Vox Artium in the winter as well as the Esperanza Drum and Bugle Corps and the Santa Clara Vanguard Drum and Bugle Corps. Her love of dance and color guard gave her the passion to focus her education on dance and movement, and in 2011 she graduated from Cal State San Marcos with a bachelors in kinesiology. She spent a majority of her teaching years teaching several high schools, independent groups, and a middle school as an instructor and clinician
Bella is a recent graduate from San Marcos High School. She is currently attending school at Palomar College and will be transferring to CSUSM in a year to receive a Bachelors degree in communication. Bella was apart of the Color Guard at San Marcos under the direction of Jackie Goldberg all throughout high school. This past winter season she has marched with the independent winterguard Vox Artium. Bella is now teaching at several schools in throughout North County San Diego.
Jon Paleo graduated from Carlsbad high school in 2014. He was a member of the marching lancers all through high school. He is attending Mira Costa College where he is studying criminal justice and music. Jon teaches at Serra high school in San Diego. He is on his start to his second year as visual tech with Carlsbad and Serra high school. He is also the cymbal tech for Carlsbad and vista high school during the winter season. His past experience is marching drum corps at Gold Drum and Bugle Corps
Nick Viani graduated from San Marcos High School in 2016. He was a member of the Knight Regiment throughout his high school career. He is attending Mira Costa College where he is studying Business Administration. This is his first year teaching as well as designing for Carlsbad's field show. His past experience is marching with the Pacific Crest Drum and Bugle Corps.