Peter Manzi -Director of Bands
Mr. Manzi is a Chicago native who is excited to start his 10th 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 Bands.
Andy Pena -Battery Manager
Andy graduated from Eastlake High School. After high school, Andy continued his percussion experience as a cast member for Odyssey (2018), Dark Sky Percussion (2019-2021), RCC Fall, (2019/2021/2022), and RCC Indoor (2022). Some of Andy's teaching experience in the performing arts arena include: Pacifica High School, RCC Marching Tigers, and Meraki Percussion. Andy has been with Carlsbad HS since winter 2022
Andy continues to fulfill his passion in drumming by being a member of the LA Chargers Drumline with Sidle Entertainment.Andy
Ethan Icezalaya - Color Guard Caption Head
Ethan Icezalaya, who joined the program in 2021 is a San Diego native who is ready to start his 3rd season with the program and his 1st as caption head. His marching experience consist of if being an alumni of the San Marcos Knight Regiment and marching for over 3 years with recent WGI open class gold medalist VOX ARTIUM.
Allison Levings- Color Guard Tech
Allison Levings joined our color guard staff this previous winter and proved fast to be a student favorite. Her previous experience consist of marching with the Vista High School Color Guard and just finished her first year at VOX ARTIUM.
Kaleb Roney- Battery Tech
Laura Rico- Front Ensemble Tech
Kenneth Lee- Visual Caption Head
As an alumni of the Carlsbad Unified School District, Kenneth Lee is excited to give back to his community through the activity that has instilled in him many of his own personal life philosophies. Having performed with various performance ensembles and DCI groups, including the 21-time world champion Concord Blue Devils, Kenneth has an extensive understanding of the marching arts. Preaching accountability, mastery, and professionalism, Kenneth's goal is to transform the marching lancers from "band kids" to true performers and artists.
Daniel Novoa- Visual Tech
Band Camp Wind Staff
Elisabeth Mandel- Trombone/Baritone
Lily Spock- Clarinet
David Montoya- Flute
Scott Sutherland- Sousaphone
Warren Gref- Mellophone
Corey Wickland- Trumpet
Josias Miguel- Saxophone