ABOUT US

GET TO KNOW PERFORMER’S ACADEMY

MEET OUR TEAM

Richard Lopez – Owner

Richard Lopez has been an instructor and show designer since 1978 for many Texas High School color guards and bands.  Richard has designed shows for numerous indoor color guard state champions, UIL Texas State marching finalists and WGI regional champions.  He has also designed programs for state solo and ensemble color guard champions. Richard was the education director for the Texas Educational Colorguard Circuit and has been the President for the circuit for 4 years.

Richard is also a marching band drill designer.  He has written for the Revolution Drum and Bugle Corps as well as many high schools.  Many of his drills have placed in the UIL State Marching Band contests. His drill for the Revolution Drum and Bugle Corp finished 4th at the DCI Finals.

Richard is the owner of Performer’s Academy, a consulting company for the visual arts.  He is an active member of the Texas Music Educators Association and the Texas Bandmasters Association.

Joshua Sanchez – Marketing Manager

Joshua Sanchez, graduated from Fredericksburg High where he marched trumpet his freshman and sophomore year, became head drum major as a junior, and lead his band to achieve 2nd place at the 2012 UIL State Marching Band contest his senior year.  Josh joined his high school winter guard as a sophomore and participated through his senior year.

Josh attended Texas State University in San Marcos, TX and obtained a Bachelor of Science in Family and Consumer Science with a focus in Fashion Merchandising, along with a Business Administration minor. In his free time as a college student Josh marched Trumpet with the Bobcat Marching Band in the fall of 2013 and was a part of the Identity World cast in 2015.

When not teaching, Josh can be found being a Craftsman for Coach at North Star mall or catching up on all things pop culture.

Clarissa Herrera – Color Guard Director at James Madison High School

Clarissa attended James Madison High School and graduated the spring of 2013, where she marched all four years with the color guard. During that time, she served as a leader for the color guard for three years. After high school she took a couple years off then she was given the opportunity to march with Industry Independent in 2016 and 2017. Clarissa started teaching at her alma mater as an assistant until she was promoted to Instructor at Samuel Clemens High School starting in the summer of 2017 to present.

Clarissa used to attend at the University of Incarnate Word from the fall of 2013 to spring of 2016 where she studied Nursing with a minor in Psychology.

Hannah Oliver – Color Guard Director at Boerne High School

Dana Youngblood – Assistant Color Guard Director at Boerne High School

Aaron Salas – Color Guard Director at Legacy of Educational Excellence (L.E.E. HS)

Hunter Phillips – Color Guard Director at Byron P. Steele High School

Hunter Phillips graduated from Wagner High School in 2017, where his color guard career began.  Outside of high school in 2016, he marched with the Mandarins Drum and Bugle Corps. He has also marched with Invictus World Winter guard from 2018-2020 and the Bluecoats Drum and Bugle Corps from 2018-2020.

He started as a color guard assistant at Wagner High School, then taught at Madison High School as an assistant. From there he was promoted to Director at Byron P. Steele High School.

Hunter currently goes to San Antonio College where he is pursuing his degree in dance.

Zachary Christ – Color Guard Director at Clemens High School

Amber Martin – Assistant Color Guard Director at Clemens High School

Angelia Campbell – Office Assistant