This is Beno’s second year with Northcoast Academy. His experience started as a Marching 
Member of the Cavaliers from 1978-1984 playing bass drum. 

He has studied under some of the best instructors in drum corps: James Campbell; Professor at 
University of Kentucky, Bobby Hoffman; Visual Designer for Bridgemen, and Velvet Knights, Matt 
Savage, “Gus” Barbaro, Robb Mueller. He has also done audio work with artists Lionel Richie, Patti 
Labelle, Styx, Madonna, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Depeche Mode, Miss Teen USA, The Grammys, and 
more.
Taking his sound experience to drum corps and winter drumline, he has coordinated sound for 
Santa Clara Vanguard Cadets, Impulse, Academy, Nuclear Reaction, and many high schools. He loves 
doing audio consultation for drum corps and music programs to enhance the quality of audio to the 
audience