ALBERT AVELAR’s marching experience began at El Rancho High School in Pico Rivera, CA where he played tenors all four of his high school years. His cymbal career did not begin until his sophomore year of college, when he marched with POW Percussion in 2015. Albert then returned as section leader of the POW cymbal line in 2016 and marched his first year of drum corps at Impulse. He went on to perform with Pulse Percussion in 2017, then continued his drum corps career at the Santa Clara Vanguard Cadets. In 2018 Albert was asked to be the section leader of the Pulse cymbal line, where he aged out.
Throughout his instructional career, Albert has served as clinician and instructor for many groups in Southern California. He has worked with the music programs at Crescenta Valley High School, San Marino High School, El Rancho High School, Gahr High School, Gold Indoor Percussion, and Gold Drum and Bugle Corps. Albert’s unique insight into the cymbal community is something he enjoys being able to share with Pacific Crest. Of the 2020 season, he says, “I’m really looking forward to coming onboard with PC and immersing myself in the culture.”