Peter started his journey through the drum corps world as a 14 year old in San Jose, Ca., where he marched with the, then Vanguard “B” Corps as a Contra player (tuba). He then marched with the Knight Raiders for 2 years before joining the Vanguard A Corps, where he won his first DCI Championship. During the next 4 summers he took a year off from SCV to march with the Concord Blue Devils. After an 8 year span as a musician, Peter won 3 DCI World Championships with both SCV and Blue Devils.
His Designing career started shortly after High School where he started designing and choreographing winter guards and marching band drill. Some of the programs he has designed for include, Lincoln HS, Clovis West HS, Live Oak HS, Fountain Valley HS, Chino HS and currently with Murrieta Valley HS in Southern California. His drum corps career started in the late 90’s teaching Pacific Crest (99-2002), Bluecoats (99-2000), The Academy (2004-2007) and finally the Santa Clara Vanguard Cadets (2012-2017). Peter also had the honor of being the lead choreographer for the Santa Clara Vanguard during the 2017 Tournament of Roses opening and closing ceremonies in Pasadena, Ca. He has been the visual/guard coordinator and choreographer for the marching arts for over 35 years and has been mastering his craft with many accolades to his credit. He has worked with numerous music arrangers and composers to make his productions a synergy of music and visual design.
Currently, Peter is the owner and creative director for Marching Arts, Inc. (marchingartsinc.com) MAI is a leader in color guard camps throughout the west coast and in Latino America where he launched a series of camps in Mexico, Costa Rica, and Guatemala. He is also a sales representative for Fruhauf Band Uniforms, Algy Costumes, Digital Performance Gear, DSI, and Marching Apparel.
Peter has a teaching style where he is able to get the performers to reach a competitive edge through a seamless pedagogical approach with professionalism and class. His philosophy is simply to teach on the concept of “preparation is the key to success!”
Currently, Peter is designing 8 marching band programs through out the country and Internationally. His education is from Independence HS in San Jose where he was awarded departmental honors in music. He studied business at San Jose University with a minor in music.
Peter Gomez is grateful to have a platform to inspire young adults in becoming great people through the marching arts. He considers the marching arts community a way of creating a future of leaders no matter what field or passions they may have. He lives with his partner of 14 years in downtown San Jose, Ca. and has a work studio in West Hollywood, Ca.