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Caleb Rothe

WGI Sport of the Arts
Percussion Education Coordinator
Fontana, CA
Caleb Rothe is the Percussion Education Coordinator for WGI Sport of the Arts. He has previously served as a program director, arranger, and instructor for Ayala HS (1997-2009), Pulse Percussion (2004-2007), and Rancho Cucamonga HS (2000-2004). He also served as a front ensemble arranger and instructor for Upland HS (2004-2006), Spirit of Atlanta Drum and Bugle Corps (2010), and Impulse Drum and Bugle Corps (2004-2006). He has been a percussion educator in Southern California since 1997 and has worked with more than twenty different high schools, independent percussion ensembles, and drum and bugle corps. He is an internationally sought-after adjudicator and clinician and has written for numerous groups across the United States and Japan.

Caleb has served as an adjudicator at events across the United States, Europe, and Asia. His judging experience includes work with WGI Sport of the Arts, Drum Corps International, Bands of America, Drum Corps Japan, the Malaysia World Band Competition, and a number of local and regional marching arts organizations and events across the United States. He has previously served as the Adjudication Coordinator for the Western Band Association.

Caleb is a Yamaha Performing Artist and endorses Promark sticks and mallets and Remo drumheads. He was a founding member and now serves as President of the Southern California Percussion Alliance. Caleb has previously served as the Vice President of Percussion for the Winter Guard International Board of Directors and has previously been a member of the WGI Percussion Advisory Board and Percussion Steering Committee.

In indoor competition, his ensembles have collectively won 9 WGI World Championship medals, been WGI World Championship Finalists 25 times, been Regional Finalists 55 times, and Regional Champions 20 times. Caleb has lead ensembles to finalist placements at the WGI World Championships across all three classifications (A, Open, and World), in both marching and concert percussion, and in both the scholastic and independent divisions.

Caleb received his bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona in the spring of 2003 and his teaching credential from the University of Redlands in the winter of 2007. After teaching math and percussion and serving as mathematics department chair for many years, he now serves as an Instructional Technology Coach for the Redlands Unified School District. Caleb lives with his wife Kelly and sons Cameron and Carter in Fontana, California.

My Speakers Sessions

Friday, September 6

5:00pm CDT

Saturday, September 7

3:45pm CDT