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Nate Bourg
Santa Clara Vanguard Cadets/ Beyer High School - United States


Nate Bourg began his musical experience as a piano student at age 7. He continued his musical studies at Amador Valley High School in Pleasanton, CA, and studied under world renown artist Anthony Cirone at San Jose State University from 1998-2000. From 1999-2002, Nate was a member of the Santa Clara Vanguard Drum & Bugle Corps front ensemble under Jim Casella, Jim Ancona, and David Reeves. Other past teachers include Ronald Graham, Dennis Aquilina, Murray Gusseck, David Flores, and Dr. Timothy Duncan.

Presently, Nate is the front ensemble arranger/technician for the San Jose State University Marching Band, and the Percussion Director/Front Ensemble Arranger at Beyer High School in Modesto, CA. He also teaches, arranges and consults for other high school marching bands and winter drum lines around the country, and works for winter guards and dance companies doing sound design & music editing. Nate was the front ensemble technician for the Santa Clara Vanguard Drum and Bugle Corps from 2005-2007, and he remains the front ensemble arranger and music coordinator for the Santa Clara Vanguard Cadets Drum and Bugle Corps, where he was the lead technician and arranger in 2003 and 2004. He is also a member of the percussion arranging team at Gary P. Gilroy Publications.

Nate's memorable achievements include WGI silver medals in 1997 with Amador Valley High School (Scholastic Concert) and 2004 with Beyer High School (Scholastic 'A'), WGI bronze medals with Fever Winterguard in 2005 (soundtrack composer) and Beyer High School in 2007 (Scholastic Open), 1999 DCI Championship title with the Santa Clara Vanguard, DCI I&E Percussion Ensemble Championship in 2002 with Vanguard, the DCI Division II High Percussion award with the Vanguard Cadets in 2004, 2008 DCI Open Class Championship and High Percussion with Vanguard Cadets, and the 2005, 2006 and 2007 WBA A/AA/AAA championship with Beyer High School.

Recently, Nate earned his B.S. in Digital Audio Technology and Music Composition/Arranging at Cogswell Polytechnical College under Dr. Timothy Duncan. His website,, highlights his work in music composition/arrangement, education, and digital audio.