Biographies

Redlands East Valley Instrumental Music Department - Staff
Brian Hollett
REV HS Instrumental Music Director:  Mr. Hollett attended the University of Redlands and earned two degrees. He graduated in 1994 with a degree in Bachelor of Music Education and a second degree in 2008 Masters of Music in Horn Performance.  For 8 years he played in the Marine Band in New Orleans and Hawaii.  He was deployed in 2012 to undisclosed locations in Southwest Asia.  Currently, he is in the Air National Guard Band on the West Coast.  Mr. Hollett plays numerous instruments including the French Horn.  He taught at Woodrow Wilson High School in El Sereno, East Los Angeles for 5 years.







Emily Barton-Sipes
Visual Instructor/Leadership Training:
Welcome to Emily!



 
Robert Jordan
                                                       Color Guard Instructor:   Robert 
Jordan is a full-time color guard educator, writer, and designer based in Southern California.  This is Robert's first year as the                                                                   caption head of Redlands East Valley.  He is currently the caption head of Citrus Hill HS, Valley View HS, and is on staff at Palm Desert Charter MS and Etiwanda
                                                       HS.  He is also on visual staff at Gold Drum Corps.  Some of his previous programs include Rancho Verde HS and Tomas Rivera MS as a technician.

                                                        Robert has performed with incredible groups including The Blue Devils Drum and Bugle Corps, Fantasia Winter Guard, RCC Marching Tigers, and Gold Drum                                                                    Corps.  He was also cast as a leading character on Fuse Network's TV show 'Clash of the Corps' following the lives of The Blue Devils in the summer of 2016.  

                                                        Alongside his activity in the marching arts, he has written and arranged hundreds of Winterguard soundtracks for many successful programs including Ayala
                                                        HS, Chino Hills HS, Mayfair HS, 702 Independent, Vista Murrieta HS, Etiwands HS, Wakeland HS, and much more through his business 'Caperraticus Soundtrack
                                                        Design'.

                                                        Robert currently lives in Riverside, CA and is continuing to run and grow his business.


Edgar Sanchez
Percussion Educator/Arranger:  Edgar Sanchez is an active percussion Educator/Arranger in the Southern California Region.  Although primarily known as a marching percussion specialist, he can be heard and seen playing anything from timpani to marimba, Latin percussion and drum set.  Currently he is the percussion coordinator at Azusa High School, California High School, Redlands East Valley High School, Schurr High School, and Whittier Christian High School.  Under his direction, these ensembles have won numerous awards as well as Superior rated festival performances.  Edgar's performance credits include:  Pacific Crest Drum & Bugle Corps, Pasadena Community Orchestra, Sierra Wind Symphony, Olympia Youth Orchestra, Hollywood Master Chorale, Fox's Teen Choice Awards, and a 2006 New Years performance with country artist, LeAnn Rimes.  Edgar has had the privilege of studying with Robin Sharp, Ray Yslas, Michael Packer and Jon Magnussen.

Steven Tyler Devoe
Pit Instructor: