Visual Caption Manager
Joseph is a San Diego native who has been teaching the marching arts in Southern California since 2008, ranging from divisions 1A-6A. He has helped many schools achieve success in the marching activity. Joseph is currently the Visual Caption Head at Chula Vista and Mira Mesa High School. Aside from the schools he currently works with, he also enjoys being a consultant for many programs needing assistance with any and all aspects of the activity. His drum corps performance experience includes The Academy Drum and Bugle Corps in 2011. During his rare moments of free time, Joseph enjoys dogs, mixed martial arts, baseball and ice cream. This is Joseph's 7th year with The Mandarins Drum and Bugle Corps and he is incredibly excited for what the future holds.
Chris Huebschle has been a visual instructor at the Mandarins Drum and Bugle Corps for the 2009 and 2010 seasons, as well as 2012 to the present. He spent his drum corps marching career with the Blue Devils, starting in the C corps and ascending through the A corps between 1995 and 2007. Chris has a Bachelor's Degree in Music Education with a Minor in Dance from CSU Fresno. He is currently a band director for the Lemoore Union Elementary School District, where he teaches 4th grade general music, and 5th through 8th grade band and choir between four elementary schools and a middle school. He is also the Visual Caption Head for the Lemoore High School marching band, where he has been teaching since 2005.
Alex Wallace was born in San Diego and currently lives in Sacramento. Alex’s marching experience began with Chula Vista high school from 2010-2014. His DCI career started with Gold Drum and Bugle Corps (2012-2013), The Academy (2014), Mandarins (2015-2017), where he served as the Mellophone Section leader, and Co-Horn Sergeant for his age-out year. Alex has been involved with multiple schools in the San Diego area since 2014, including Mira Mesa High School and Chula Vista High. Alex currently teaches at Elk Grove high School, and the Sacramento State Marching Band. This will be Alex’s 2nd year on staff with the Mandarins.
Nicole Davis is a high school band director, visual designer, and movement instructor in Houston, TX. Her performance experience includes five summers of DCI (2013-2017) at Music City, Spirit of Atlanta, Phantom Regiment, Blue Knights, and the Bluecoats as a member of the hornline. She performed as a dancer with Rhythm X percussion in 2017 and 2018. Her independent teaching experience includes being a part of the visual team at the Sacramento Mandarins Drum and Bugle Corps (2018, 2019), Rhythm X Percussion (2019), Triple Crown Percussion (2019), Vigilantes Indoor Percussion (2020), and Orion Winds (2020). In her free time, Nicole enjoys running, traveling, dancing, writing, and drinking coffee. Nicole is thrilled to return to the Mandarins for a third season.
San Diego native Jonathan Victorino has been involved in the marching arts since 2009. Jonathan has worked as a visual technician with multiple High schools and ensembles in the San Diego area since 2011. He participated as a performer in Drum Corps International with Gold (2010-2012) and the Madison Scouts (2013-2015). Outside of the music and marching arts, Jonathan works for California State Parks in the desert and mountains of San Diego. He enjoys spending time outdoors, surfing, camping, and photography in his spare time. Jonathan is excited to return to the Mandarins, following the success of the 2019 season.
Robert (Bobby) Boucher specializes in marching, dance, and general movement. He’s been involved in the marching arts as a performer since 2009 and began working as an instructor in 2013. He is currently Visual Director at Fletcher High School in Jacksonville, Florida, and taught with the 2019 Sacramento Mandarins. Bobby loves golf, the beach, and his cat Duke.
Kevin Harrell has been an active instructor and consultant for marching bands and indoor percussion ensembles in the San Diego area since 2004. He has served on the instructional staffs at Eastlake High School, Mt. Carmel High School, Alternative Percussion, and was the visual designer for Rancho Bernardo High School’s indoor percussion ensemble. Additionally, he has served as Visual Caption Head at Rancho Bernardo and Mira Mesa High School, and is currently part of the design team and instructional staff at Mira Mesa. During his time with these organizations, he has helped them achieve various medals and accolades in their competitive circuits and organizations. Kevin works full time for an insurance company. He is a San Diego native and resides there with his wife and two daughters.
Justin is an Arizona Native who has been involved in the marching arts for 16 years. At the age of 15, he started marching with the Arizona Academy, where he stayed for 7 years through his age-out year. As a designer, drill writer, and visual instructor, Justin has been able to work with top groups not only in Arizona, but also California, New Mexico, Utah, Kansas, and many other states. This will be Justin's 8th Year on the Mandarins Visual staff.
Born and raised in San Diego, Brendalyn has been part of the performing arts nearly her entire life. She started dancing competitively at the age of three, up until high school graduation. Her marching experience began at Mira Mesa High School in 2013. She then returned to their visual staff as her teaching was also specialized in incorporating ballet basics. Brendalyn continues to teach dance at various dance studios while continuing to train herself. Aside from the arts, Brendalyn is a full time student at San Diego State University majoring in Kinesiology. In her down time, she enjoys playing with her dog, Chester. This will be Brendalyn's first year as part of the Mandarin's visual staff.
Ryan is an active marching arts instructor, choreographer, clinician, adjudicator, and visual designer, having worked with more than thirty programs across several states at the middle school, high school, collegiate, and independent levels. His approach pulls from a wide range of experiences, which includes studying dance & performance with local studios/musical theatre companies, marching with the Mandarins (trumpet, baritone, euphonium), and judging throughout the country. He was featured in Halftime Magazine, a past guest on the Marching Roundtable Podcast, and writes drill for a growing number of programs. Ryan is grateful to work with, and continue learning from, some of the brightest educators/designers/judges in DCI, WGI & BOA. In his spare time, he enjoys performing as a freelance percussionist with symphony orchestras, attending dance workshops and grabbing coffee.