During a January Santa Clara Vanguard camp, six candidates auditioned for the coveted drum major position. The announcement was made late Saturday night - Stuart Shulman is returning as drum major and will be joined this year by Luis Salda?±a.
Salda?±a, 20, is currently a junior at the University of North Texas where he is pursing a bachelor's degree in music education. He was born and raised in Laredo, Texas. Salda?±a is in his fourth year with SCV. During the 1999, 2000, and 2002 seasons, he was in the euphonium section. Salda?±a is very excited and honored to accept the position of drum major of the Santa Clara Vanguard. Stuart Shulman, 19, is a freshman at the University of Arizona where he is working towards his bachelors in music education with a strong emphasis in tuba performance. Shulman is in his third year with SCV and second as drum major. He was in the tuba section in 2001. Shulman is extremely excited about returning for the 2003 season and is looking forward to a great season.
Stuart Shulman (left) and Luis Salda?±a