Blue Knights Staff – Nick Vizza (Color Guard Technician)
Nick Vizza is returning as color guard equipment instructor for his 3rd year for the Blue Knights Drum & Bugle Corps. A native of the Chicagoland area, Nick Vizza currently resides in Katy, Texas. As a marching music performer, Nick has been a member of The Cavaliers Drum and Bugle Corps (2009-2010, 2013), as well as the Santa Clara Vanguard Drum and Bugle Corps (2011). He was also a cast member in the 2012 and 2014 editions of Cypress Independent, from Houston, Texas.
Nick has been the Color Guard Director at Tompkins High School (Katy, Texas) since the program’s inception in 2013. During the drum corps season, Nick instructs and writes for the Blue Knights Drum & Bugle Corps Color Guard (Denver, CO). He is currently the Co-Founder and Artistic Director for Axis Color Guard in Katy, TX.
Additionally, Nick is a choreographer, designer, and clinician for drum corps and high school color guard programs, including: Blue Knights Drum & Bugle Corps (CO), Troopers Drum and Bugle Corps (Casper, WY), Cypress Independent (TX), Fenix Independent (AZ), Cypress Ranch High School (TX), Station Camp High School (TN), Allatonna High School (GA), George Walton Comprehensive High School (GA), Morton Ranch High School (TX), Southwest High School (TX), and has instructed the wind and visual programs at The Woodlands HS (TX), Alvin HS (TX), Langham Creek HS (TX), and Naperville Central (IL).
As a student of Music Composition and Business at The University of Houston, Nick also holds elaborate training in composing original works, arrangements, and produces/mixes various tracks for performance ensembles and winter guards.