About Scott Johnson, Brian Dinkel, & Dave Glyde


Scott’s musical training began at the age of four when he began taking drum lessons from a local percussion instructor. At the encouragement of this instructor he became involved in the Drum and Bugle Corps activity. Before his fifth birthday, Scott joined the Red Knights Drum and Bell Corp. and later graduated to the Royalairs Drum and Bugle Corps. Scott remained with the unit until he joined the Blue Devils Drum and Bugle Corps at age 18. He was a marching member in the Blue Devils snare line from 1976 through 1979. He became a member of the Blue Devil staff as a Percussion instructor from 1978 through 1989 and later rejoined the organization in 1994 as Director of Percussion and Percussion Arranger. Scott is also the former Percussion Arranger for Riverside Community College, as well as the arranger for Beatrix Drum Corp. from Holland, San Francisco Renegades Drum and Bugle Corps, and arranger for many drum corps and marching bands in the United States as well as in Japan.

During his time away from the Blue Devils, Scott was hired as Director of Percussion and Percussion Arranger for the Santa Clara Vanguard Drum and Bugle Corps from 1991 through 1993, after one year as percussion consultant in 1990.

Personal awards include nineteen D.C.I. Gold medal championships, fourteen D.C.I. High Percussion titles, two W.G.I. Gold medal championships, three DCA Gold medal championships, two DCA High Percussion titles, ten DCE championships, nine DCE High Percussion titles, ten High Percussion titles in Japan, and 1977 D.C.I. & 1978 P.A.S. Individual Snare champion.

Scott is very honored to have been inducted into the 2012 class of the DCI Hall Of Fame, and the 2012 WGI Hall Of Fame. Scott was also inducted into the 2015 World Drum Corp Hall Of Fame.

Although the primary focus of his teaching career has been in the Drum Corps idiom, Scott has taught privately and arranged percussion scores at the elementary, junior, senior high, and university levels.

Scott’s judging assignments have included numerous marching band and percussion competitions throughout the world, including P.A.S. championships, W.G.I. championships, South African Championships, Indonesia Championships, and the Bands of America Grand National Championships.

Scott is one of the most sought after Marching Percussion clinicians in the world today. He has held numerous percussion clinics throughout the United States, Japan, Canada, Belgium, Germany, Holland, Scotland, South Africa, South Korea, Indonesia, Guatemala, Costa Rica, Australia, China, and Italy.

Scott’s current endorsements:

Drums and hardware: Ludwig Sticks and mallets: Pro Mark Cymbals: Zildjian
Drumheads: Evans

Hand drums and Accessories: Meinl Drum pads: Offworld



For over 20 years, Brian has been in demand as a performer, teacher, composer and arranger based in the Southern California area. In that time, he has performed with internationally renowned artists such as Peter Erskine, Alex Acuna, Tom Scott and the late Ed Shaughnessy. Brian attended California State University, Northridge where he studied percussion with John Magnussen, Karen Ervin-Pershing, and Jerry Steinholtz.

Brian has been on the staff of the 20-time DCI World Champion Blue Devils Drum & Bugle Corps since 2009, and is currently the Front Ensemble and Audio Caption Head and Designer, as well as Director of Front Ensemble programs for BDPA.

Since 2005, Brian has worked at Riverside City College, in Riverside, California. Currently, Brian serves as the Front Ensemble Caption Head and Designer for the internationally renowned RCC Marching Tigers, and as the Music Coordinator and Front Ensemble Arranger for five-time WGI World Champion – RCC Indoor Percussion.

In addition, Brian has had the privilege of teaching and designing for some of the most highly decorated programs in the world – Woodbridge High School, Chino High School, Mission Viejo High School, and many more.

Brian resides in Chino Hills, California and proudly endorses Ludwig/Musser Percussion, Promark Sticks and Mallets, Evans Drumheads, Meinl Percussion & Zildjian Cymbals.



Dave Glyde’s international influence on Marching Music and Show Composition is of sizable proportions. His cutting edge designs and arrangements for the 19 time World Champion Concord Blue Devils, www.bluedevils.org (1992-present) have inspired thousands of performers, fans and aspiring arrangers around the world. In addition Dave has been their Music Director and in-house Composer/Arranger (2003-Present).

Since 1992 he has earned a total of Seven DCI High Percussion Titles and Twelve DCI World Championships. His original custom musical designs lead the Blue Devils to their 2003, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2017 & 2019 DCI World Championships.

Dave was hired by the International Olympic Committee to coordinate and design Opening Ceremonies music for the 2008 Summer Olympic Games in Bejing, China and for the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney, Australia.
Dave’s arrangements and technical expertise have helped lead Japan’s Soka Renaissance Vanguard to an unprecedented Fifteenth National Championships through 2018.

Dave also worked with and wrote for the Brigadiers Drum and Bugle Corps from Syracuse, NY www.brigadiers.org who have since been awarded an incomparable Five DCA World Championships (1997,1999,2000,2001 and 2002) and Three High Drum Titles (2000, 2001, 2002).

Other renowned organizations that Dave has worked with and have performed arrangements by him include: The internationally acclaimed Riverside Community College Marching Tigers (1996-2000), the WGI World Class Champion (1993) Clovis West High School Indoor Percussion Ensemble, the DCI Class A Champion (2002) The Magic Of Orlando.

The latest project Dave has been heavily involved in producing and writing for include the “Odyssey” Music Motion Theater show that toured Japan in Fall 2008. Check out the latest Odyssey news at www.show-designs.com — Or just go there to contact Dave.

Dave was a snare drummer for the Concord Blue Devils (1984), the Santa Clara Vanguard (1982 and 1983) and the Troopers (1981). He began his arranging career for marching percussion his senior year (as a student) at Hoover High School in Fresno, CA in 1980. He currently holds degrees in both Psychology and Mathematics from CSU Fresno.

Dave is available for Writing, Program Coordination and Visitation to bands in United States as well as International locations. His material is published through Arranger’s Publishing Company, Sony Music Corporation and a member of ASCAP.