Ricky hails from Whittier, California and is currently attending California State University as a Nutritional Science major. His marching experience includes: Impulse ‘14, Gold ‘15, Oregon Crusaders ‘16, Blue Devils ‘18, RCC Fall Marching Band ‘15-‘17, Dark Sky Percussion ‘16-‘17, and RCC Indoor Percussion ‘18-‘19.
Ricky hopes to draw from his experiences to aid students with their drum corps goals. He especially relates to students who might not have the funds to march, as he came from a small town program and struggled financially himself. Originally a saxophonist and piano player, Ricky picked up drums his freshmen year of high school. He instantly fell in love with drumming and eventually achieved all of his goals as a marching performer. Throughout his career, he has taken countless hours of lessons, and he would love to share the knowledge he has gained with aspiring musicians through the Marchdrumcorps program.