Rick Valenzuela joins System Blue as Vice President of Education and Special Projects
Concord, CA – October 29, 2019 – Rick Valenzuela joins System Blue as Vice President of Education and Special Projects.
System Blue, a producer of innovative musical and educational products, is pleased to announce that Rick Valenzuela will be joining their team as Vice President of Education and Special Projects.
Valenzuela, who brings with him more than 30 years of experience in the world of pageantry, has served as Executive Director of the Phantom Regiment Drum and Bugle Corps since 2007. He has also been active in the leadership of Drum Corps International where he has served on the Membership Affairs Committee, the Governance Committee, and is currently the Voting Membership Chairperson. Valenzuela will be joining System Blue in January of 2020.
As Phantom Regiment’s Executive Director, Valenzuela led the corps to a World Championship in 2008 and now leaves them in great standing for a bright future ahead. Rick is no stranger to excellence, a keen business acumen, and innovation. His remarkable skill sets will be a great fit with the System Blue brand.
In this new role at System Blue, Valenzuela will be working closely with Frank Troyka, System Blue’s Director of Education to build new educational programs and experiences for the marching arts. “I am thrilled with the opportunity to be working with Rick,” said Troyka, “The world of pageantry grows quickly with new demands on performers and educators alike. Bringing Rick on board allows us, at System Blue, to expand our offerings and create remarkable educational experiences for every aspect of the activity. I look forward to collaborating with him.”
Shaun Gallant, President of System Blue said, “We’re excited to have Rick on board. His depth of experience, knowledge, and ability to connect the dots between performers and educators will be a wonderful addition to our System Blue family as we continue to strive for excellence in all of our products and services, most especially in our work with students.”
System Blue’s educational programs foster confidence and maturity, and promote growth and leadership skills. The brand is passionately focused on the marching arts and each person’s place in its culture. The addition of Rick Valenzuela to the System Blue family is another step in building an incredible team of professionals to service the world of pageantry.