System Blue Educational Event featuring RCC Indoor Percussion


Riverside, CA :: March 18, 2018

System Blue Educational Events provide an opportunity for students, educators, and fans alike to hone their performance, leadership, and teaching skills under the instruction of the finest educators in the marching arts.

Student Clinic: $60
Educator Workshop: FREE

Price includes:

  • Instruction and materials
  • Lunch
  • One pair of System Blue sticks
  • T-shirt

Group rates: 5% discount for 5-9 people; 10% discount for 10-14 people. Groups of 15+ contact erik@systemblue.org


Riverside City College map
4800 Magnolia Ave.
Riverside, CA 92506

HOUSING: This is a commuter camp. There are many good hotel options near the event site should you need overnight accommodations.


Sunday, March 18
9:00 am
Registration (RCC Band Room)
10:00 am
Morning Sessions
1:00 pm
Lunch (provided by System Blue)
2:00 pm
Afternoon Session
3:30 pm
Side-by-side with RCC
4:15 pm
RCC Performance, presentation of certificates
5:00 pm
Event concludes
  • Medical form – Please bring a completed medical form with you to the event. You will not be able to participate in the event with out a medical form. If under 18, the form must be signed by your parent or guardian.
  • Event packet – This contains event information and a parking map. (updated 2018-03-09)



Percussion Clinic

This clinic for marching percussion students, instructors, and directors will provide a unique insight into the organizational and educational methods of the 5-time WGI World Championship Ensemble. The students will have the opportunity to work with the RCC staff on developing music and visual techniques that are unique to RCC and the indoor activity. There will also be a separate track for directors and instructors to discuss design, rehearsal, and organizational strategies for running a successful indoor program.


Instructional Staff

Sean Vega is the Program Coordinator and Battery Arranger for the WGI Independent World Class Champion RCC Indoor Percussion. This highly decorated ensemble has not placed lower than fourth at the WGI World Championship and has won the Gold Medal five times.

Sean was a full time member of the prestigious percussion staff of the DCI Champion Concord Blue Devils Drum and Bugle Corps from 1998 to 2007. The Blue Devils is also where he served as a member of the tenor line from 1994 to 1997. In these thirteen combined years with BD, Sean has helped the corps win six DCI Championships, four DCI High Percussion Awards, and the DCI Multi-Tenor Individual Title in 1995.

As an arranger, composer, and choreographer, Sean's credits include entertainment provided for a long list of distinguished companies such as Rite Aid, Mazda, Peoplesoft, Wells Fargo, SeaWorld, Jaguar, the National Basketball Association, and the Jerry Lewis MDA Telethon.

Sean received an Associate of Arts from Riverside Community College in 2002 and a Bachelor of Arts in Public Relations from California State University San Bernardino in 2005.

Additional staff bios at rccdrums.org.

Educator Workshop

System Blue events for educators are relevant, content-rich sessions intended to be of immediate use to educators and their students. They are also designed to integrate seamlessly with System Blue student events so that educators and students are prepared to work more closely immediately at the conclusion of the event.

  • Session #1: Battery Techniques and Methods
  • Session #2: Front Ensemble Techniques and Methods
  • Session #3: Success Through Design and Organization
  • Session #4: Observe Side-By-Side with RCC

For further information, contact Frank Troyka at frank@systemblue.org.


Instructional Staff

TBA