David Block - Graphic Design
Michelle Erickson - Art
Janmarie Halliday - Art
Gil Marquez - Game Art Design
Jeff Picou - Art
Audra Ross - Photography
Eric Samson - Band
Eric Samson is in his 17th year with the El Dorado Instrumental Music Program in Placentia, California. He has held the roles of Percussion Instructor, Assistant Band Director, and has had the honor of being the Director of Instrumental Music since 2010 where he teaches the Concert
Percussion Ensembles, Jazz Bands, Wind Ensemble, oversees the Color Guard, Winter Percussion Ensemble, Concert Bands, and leads the team of staff members who teach the award-winning Golden Hawk Marching Band. Aside from Southern California competitions and festivals, the Band and Color Guard program has performed/competed multiple times at the Reno Jazz Festival, WGI World Championships, Hawaii Invitational Music Festival, and the Tournament of Roses Parade. In 2016, he was the honor band conductor for the Capistrano Unified School District Middle School Honor Band and he currently serves on the Field Adjudication Steering Committee for the Southern California School Band and Orchestra Association.
The performance ensembles at EDHS continue to maintain a high level of excellence throughout their program. They have recently earned medals in local and national championships by placing in the top 3 in Winter Guard, Winter Percussion, and Marching Band while the Wind Ensemble and Jazz Bands continue to earn Superior Ratings at Music Festivals.
After attending Riverside Community College, Mr. Samson received his Bachelor of Arts Degree and California Teaching Credential from CSU Fullerton and studied Afro-Latin Music at CSU Los Angeles. He is currently pursuing his Masters Degree in Conducting at the American Band College at Central Washington University.
Aside from teaching, he has enjoyed his career as a freelance percussionist. As a member of the Henry Mancini Orchestra, he has had the opportunity to share the stage with artists such as Quincy Jones, Stevie Wonder, Tony Bennett, Michael Buble, and one of his most memorable gigs, Andrea Bocelli and the Muppets on the Jay Leno Show. He currently is the leader of “The EdCode Quintet” where he can be found playing percussion with other Southern California music educators. Mr. Samson is proud to be an endorsed artist with Innovative Percussion Drum Sticks, Remo Drumheads, Zildjian Cymbals, and Gruv Gear.
Mr. Samson currently lives in Fullerton, California with his wife Missy, their two children, Chloe and Micah, and his two dogs, Oswald and Piper.
Kathleen Switzer - Theater Arts
Mark Switzer - Video Production
Tim Vrooman - Band
Ryan Yoder - Choral Music