Mr. Manzi is a Chicago native who is excited to start his 4th 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. Mr. Manzi, and his dog Simba, are excited for another great season with the Lancer Band
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.
Phillip Viani has been a percussion instructor at Carlsbad High School and looking forward to his 4th 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 just aged out with the WGI World Champion Pulse Percussion who he marching with in 2016 & 2017. Phillip is currently attending San Diego State University pursuing a degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Marketing and will graduate in 2017.
Bella is a recent graduate from San Marcos High School. She is currently attending Cal State San Marcos to receive a Bachelors degree in communication. She received her associates in Spring 2017 from Palomar College. 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.
We are excited to welcome Mr. Fallet to the Carlsbad Marching Lancer Family. Bio to come soon ...
We are excited to welcome Mr. Jasso to the Carlsbad Marching Lancer Family. Bio to come soon ...
We are excited to welcome Mr. Gallatly to the Carlsbad Marching Lancer Family. Bio to come soon ...
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.