Drum Corps & Non-Profit Biography

Biography

Michael Nash has a long history in the marching arts, starting back in 1973 as a member of the Chevaliers of Waterloo, Iowa, which later became the Royal Chevaliers in 1975. In 1976, Michael moved on to march with the Osage Precisionaires of Osage, Iowa.  Michael moved to the west coast and found a home with the South San Francisco Conquistadors, marching with them in 1979 and 1980 seasons.

After a long hiatus from the activity, he resumed his marching career with the San Francisco Renegades All Age Corps in 1998 and performed for three years with them. In 2002, he was part of the management team that started the All Age SoCal Dream Drum and Bugle Corps (2003-2013), Impulse Drum and Bugle Corps (2000- 2003), ( 2020-2021 ) and Watchmen Drum and Bugle Corps (2015- 2020).  Michael served in many roles for several years for this successful organization, including President of the Board, Corps Director, Visual Tech, Tour Manager, and a member of the horn line.

Michael has taught all levels of drum corps and high schools. He served as a visual tech for the St. Paul Scouts (1979), Logan High School (1984-85), Impulse (2000-2001), SoCal Dream (2005-2006), Renegades (1998) Gabrielino High School (2006-2007), Norco High School (2010-2011), and Los Amigos High School (2014).   Visual Caption Head for the highly successful Dynasty Marching Band of Ramona High School in Riverside, CA. (2015-2017). Visual Caption Head Bellflower High School (2021- )

Professional Coaching / Technician Experience:

St. Paul Scouts, Marching Instructor 1977
Logan High School & New Heaven School District, Union City, CA, 2 years Marching Consultant
San Francisco Renegades, San Francisco, CA, Marching Consultant 1996 – 2000
Impulse D&B Marching Consultant
2000 – 2002
SoCal Dream, Visual Caption Head 2005-2006, 2010-2011
Gabrielino High School, Visual Caption Head 2006-2008
Norco High School, Visual Caption Head 2009-2011
Los Amigos High School, Visual Caption Head 2013
Ramona High School Band and Color Guard, Visual Tech / Caption Head 2014-2017

Bellflower High School Band and Color Guard Visual Caption Head 2021

Drum Corps Experience:

Chevaliers & Royal Chevaliers, Waterloo, IA 1973-75
Precisionnaires, Osage, IA 1976, French Horn
Conquistadors, S. San Francisco, CA 1979-80, French Horn
San Francisco Renegades, San Francisco, CA 1996 – 2000, French Horn
SoCal Dream Huntington Beach, CA 2004 – French Horn, 2006- Drum Major, 2012 – French Horn

Non-Profit Activities Involvement:

Board of Director, Hayward Downtown Association, Hayward. CA
Chairman, Hayward Russell City Blues & Brew Festival, Hayward, CA
Vice President, San Francisco Renegades, San Francisco, CA 1999-2000
Member at Large, San Francisco Renegades, San Francisco, CA 2001
Board Member, Impulse Youth Arts Organization , Buena Park, CA 2000-2003
Corps Manager Impulse Youth Arts Organization , Buena Park, CA2002-2003
Founder & Member of SoCal Dream Senior Drum & Bugle Corps, Buena Park, CA 2002-2012
President Dream Association of California DBA: So Cal Dream Drum & Bugle Corps,

Los Angeles, CA 2002-2010
Director, SoCal Dream Drum & Bugle Corps 2010-2012
President / CEO Dream Association of California DBA: So Cal Dream Drum & Bugle Corps, Huntington Beach CA 2012 – 2014

Board Member, Watchmen Arts Association , Riverside, CA 2017 – 2019
Tour Manager / Board Member Impulse Youth Arts Organization , Buena Park, CA 2020 – 2021