Color Guard Instructor
ERIC SIMPSON is a color guard instructor, designer, and choreographer from Perris, CA. He has been involved with the marching arts for over 10 years.
After graduating from Citrus Hill HS, Eric went on to march at Watchmen Drum and Bugle Corps in 2018, Gold Drum and Bugle Corps in 2019 (where he earned the DCI Open Class bronze medal), and the Troopers Drum and Bugle Corps in 2021. During his age-out season, Eric marched with the Blue Devils Drum and Bugle Corps, earning a gold medal at the 2022 DCI World Championships.
Most recently he spent five seasons, including three as captain, with Vox Artium Winterguard from San Diego, CA, winners of the WGI Open Class World Championships in 2023.
Eric currently serves as the Color Guard Director at Dorothy McElhinney MS, Citrus Hill HS, and Chaparral HS. Outside of Color Guard, he works as a substitute teacher at Val Verde Unified School District. Eric is also a recent graduate of the University of California, Riverside where he earned his BA in Education, Society, and Human Development with a minor in Public Policy.