Our Staff

Shane Barrows, Director of Instrumental Music  

Shane Barrows is a recent graduate of UC Berkeley, having majored in Music and minored in Education. His focus was on medieval music of the 1200s, specifically the emergence of secular music. He is a reputable euphonium and trombone player with notable experience in wind ensemble repertoire, performance, and practice. He was also heavily involved with the Cal Band, serving as Bearitone section leader, Marching Assistant, and Co-Head of Instrument Repair.

Having attended Concord High from 2016-2020, Shane is excited to be back and making music with the amazing, incomparable, Concord High School Instrumental Music Program!

Andrew La, Assistant Director

Andy La is a professional saxophonist, arranger, and music educator in the Bay Area. He received his Bachelor of Music in Music Education at California State University Sacramento and studied under the many reputable musicians/music educators in Northern California.

He is currently the Instrumental Music teacher at El Dorado Middle School. Mr. La teaches Symphonic Band, String Orchestra, and Music Appreciation.

Luis Cardoza, Auxiliary Coordinator

Luis is a native of Concord, California and a CHS Minutemen Marching Band alumnus. Finding his passion for performance at a young age, Luis continued his passion for the marching and performing arts through the areas of dance, theater, music, drum majoring, cheerleading, gymnastics, and teaching.  Beyond color guard, Luis devotes much of his time into his studies and works full-time in special education.

Luis was a member of the Cavaliers Drum and Bugle Corps, along with indoor winter guard experience with the InMotion Performance Ensemble. He is an active technician, choreographer, and performer throughout the Northern California Area. Luis is beyond excited to be a part of the award-winning Concord High Marching Band and Auxiliaries!

Performance/Training Experience:

·         2014-2015 EBSA All-Star Cheerleading Int. Co-Ed Level 4

·         2014-2019 DVC Dance Department

·         2016 InMotion Perfomance Ensemble WGI “A” Class Silver Medalist

·         2017 InMotion Performance Ensemble WGI OPEN Class Silver Medalist

·         2017 Cavaliers Drum and Bugle Corps DCI Finalist

·         2018-2019 InMotion Performance Ensemble WGI World Class

·         2019 Seattle Cascades DCI Color Guard Instructor

·         2014-Present United Spirit Association Drum Major Instructor

·         2019-Present Cheer San Francisco Performer