Weston Amaro - Program Coordinator/Front Ensemble Arranger
Weston Amaro has been a Southern California based designer, composer, and educator for numerous marching bands and indoor percussion ensembles since 2005. In that time he has written and taught at every competitive indoor level available, from junior high to independent and from concert to marching, in addition to wind arranging for marching band.
Weston went to Rancho Cucamonga High School where he was fortunate enough to discover his love for music and percussion while under the direction of Caleb Rothe and Tony Nunez, earning his first WGI medal while in the ensemble in 2004. Following high school, he performed with Pulse Percussion from 2006 to 2007 and in 2008 he returned to his alma mater at RCHS assuming the role as front ensemble caption head and designer where he remained from 2008-2017.
In 2010, Weston started the competitive world class concert program at Rowland High School to compete alongside the world class marching ensemble, becoming one of only a few ensembles to ever nationally compete with and maintain two world class ensembles simultaneously. Since their national WGI championship debut in 2012, both ensembles have been consistent national finalists when attending and in 2014 the concert ensemble took home its first WGI world class medal in the group's history.
Currently, Weston is the front ensemble caption head and designer for Rowland High School, Upland High School, and Sunny Hills High School and show designer and arranger for Alvarado intermediate.
Weston currently resides in Ontario, CA with his wife Kelle, son Elliott, and dog Oliver.