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by Matt Verburg February 25, 2020

"I remember my first day on the SCV Media Team back in 2013. A shy, 20-year-old boy from small town Iowa had somehow found himself halfway across the country in Weed, CA with one of the most iconic drum corps in history. Originally, I had been hired to write web articles and post to social media, so you can imagine my surprise when they handed me a camera and asked if I had any photography experience. I had none… but I was definitely about to get some.

I took this new challenge head on and quickly found a love for photography I never knew was there! My first summer was a lot of “learning by doing” and “fake it ‘til you make it” but the harder I pushed myself, the better I got, and deeper in love I fell. Now, nearly 8 years later, I am still finding ways to grow and challenge myself through my creative work at Vanguard. And although I never marched drum corps, I can certainly attest to the life-changing effect it has on a person.

I highly encourage anyone who has considered applying for a drum corps media position to go for it. Visit scvanguard.org/jobs to apply for open positions on our media team. There is unlimited potential for growth as long as you’re up for the challenge!"

- Michael Still

Lot Riot Photo Feature Santa Clara Vanguard Michael Still

Lot Riot Photo Feature Santa Clara Vanguard Michael Still

Lot Riot Photo Feature Santa Clara Vanguard Michael Still

Lot Riot Photo Feature Santa Clara Vanguard Michael Still

Lot Riot Photo Feature Santa Clara Vanguard Michael Still

Lot Riot Photo Feature Santa Clara Vanguard Michael Still

Lot Riot Photo Feature Santa Clara Vanguard Michael Still

Lot Riot Photo Feature Santa Clara Vanguard Michael Still

Lot Riot Photo Feature Santa Clara Vanguard Michael Still

Lot Riot Photo Feature Santa Clara Vanguard Michael Still

Lot Riot Photo Feature Santa Clara Vanguard Michael Still

Lot Riot Photo Feature Santa Clara Vanguard Michael Still

Lot Riot Photo Feature Santa Clara Vanguard Michael Still


Matt Verburg
Matt Verburg

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Matt has performed and instructed at nearly every level in the marching percussion universe. Based in Orlando, FL, he is the Founder and Owner of Lot Riot.



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