From the Santa Clara Vanguard Web site: The Santa Clara Vanguard is pleased to announce that Jeff Pearson has accepted the position as the program director/Vanguard corps director. Following the process established by the board of directors, which involved an application process, screening interview and final interview with the board, the offer was extended to Jeff. "We are very excited with Jeff's acceptance. He brings a wealth of Vanguard history and tradition as well as business management to the position," stated Dan Vannatta, general manager. Jeff assumed his position Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2005 and is quickly bringing himself up to speed.