Nikolas Woods - Percussion Caption Head
Nikolas Woods' instruction is based out of the Los Angeles area. How he has approached his teachings have come from the learning styles he has picked up over his years. Because of this, he has been able to apply his learnings immediately back to his students of all different skill levels in various settings.
Currently, he is the percussion caption head at Santa Fe High School. In the past he has worked with multiple high school and middle schools in the Greater Los Angeles and Orange County areas. Along with his schools, he has been on staff with Gold Drum and Bugle Corps, Pace Percussion, Orange County Independent, and Dark Sky Percussion.
As mentioned beforehand, Nikolas has performed in various groups such as Full Force Percussion, Orange County Independent, Velvet Knights Drum and Bugle Corps, Dark Sky Percussion along with the various ensembles at both Cerritos College and California State University, Dominguez Hills where he also earned his Bachelors in Music Education.
Nikolas is a proud user of Innovative Percussion.
Brandon Johnson - Battery Technician
This is Brandon Johnson’s first season with Incognito. He has taught various groups in Southern California since 2008 including Canyon Springs High School, John W. North High School, Temescal Canyon High School, Santiago High School, Ayala High School, Dark Sky Percussion and The Watchmen Drum and Bugle Corps.
He currently teaches Cypress and South Pasadena high schools along with Pace Indoor Percussion. Brandon attends California State University Fullerton working on a BM in Music Composition. His Marching experience includes Yamato Drum and Bugle Corps, Velvet Knights, Blue Devils, The RCC Marching Tigers Marching Band, The RCC Winter drumline and POW Percussion.
Brandon Lives in Fullerton, CA.
Adrian Lopez - Front Ensemble Technician
Adrian began his marching career at Whittier High School where he had marched trombone and performed in the front ensemble. He had graduated in 2008 and moved into drum corps where he was in the front ensemble and marched baritone for the Velvet Knights. He has been a part of many indoor percussion ensembles such as Full Force Percussion, Pasadena City College, POW Percussion and Dark Sky Percussion. He studied music at Cerritos College under Theresa Dimond and others at the applied music center.
Adrian had taught at several schools including Whittier, Baldwin Park, La Serna and Warren High School. He is also the current front ensemble arranger and instructor for La Mirada High School. Outside of instruction, Adrian is a bartender at BJs Restaurant & Brewhouse. Adrian would like to thank all the performers and instructors he has worked with and is proud to be on board with the staff for a second season with Incognito.