Visual Design


Noe Gomez is a lifelong resident of Los Angeles, California and prolific educator and designer within the marching arts. He has over seven years of performance experience, including Impulse, Santa Clara Vanguard Cadets, and half of a decade with the Santa Clara Vanguard, where he served as drum major from 2012 to 2015.

Noe is immersed in the upper echelons of the marching arts, as he is a full time visual designer, judge, and clinician for both high school bands and independent programs. Noe served on the visual staff and as Assistant Visual Caption head of the Santa Clara Vanguard. He is on the design team at Pulse Percussion, POW Percussion, Flux Indoor Percussion, Arcadia High School and many more. Noe is currently the Visual Caption Manager at Arcadia High School. Noe served as the Visual Design Assistant for the Phantom Regiment Drum and Bugle Corps in 2023. He is also an advisor to the Color Guard Alliance of the Philippines and Impulso Marching Latino America.

As a designer, Noe prides himself on creating a cohesive visual package–one that is musically reflective, exciting, achievable, and fresh. He is passionate about cultivating a musical landscape that allows the performers to sound their best and integration that positively highlights the color guard. Noe upholds professionalism and communication as core elements of his work with all programs.

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John Matthews II

BOARD MEMBER John A. Matthews II graduated from New Mexico State University, where he received