Eric Samson – Music Director
Band Office: 714-986-7588

Eric Samson is Director of Instrumental Music at El Dorado High School.  He previously served three years as Assistant Director and prior to that as percussion instructor and writer. His present duties include Marching Band, Wind Ensemble, Symphonic and Concert Band, Percussion Ensemble and Jazz Band.  In 2003, Eric was a participant of the Henry Mancini Institute (HMI) and performed with the HMI Orchestra until operations ceased in 2006.  While performing with HMI, he had the opportunity to share the stage with artists such as Quincy Jones, Tony Bennett, Stevie Wonder, Michael Buble and Bill Cunliffe.  Eric continues to be in demand as a freelance percussionist, percussion arranger, and performs regularly with his own Latin jazz band, Indigenous Soul.

Assistant Director – John Rush

Color Guard Director – Angela Tousley


Band and Color Guard Assistants
*Visual: Josh Pier, Victor Tran
*Percussion: Darren Vanderpoel, Sean Gordon, Matt Regua
*Woodwinds: Dave Friedrichs
*Brass: Josh Pier
*Color Guard: Jen Guldner
*Drill Design: Steven Etudillo
*Field Show Music: Frank Sullivan

El Dorado High School

1651 Valencia Ave.

Placentia, CA 92870