About

Ezekiel Lanser

Founder, Co-Owner / Designer

Ezekiel is a marching arts educator, composer, and arranger who has been professionally involved in the world of pageantry under a variety of roles since 2011. He is uniquely sought after as a composer and arranger for all musical segments of a marching ensemble, be it brass, woodwinds, front ensemble, battery percussion, or sound design / electronics. Some highlights of his current composing / arranging clients include:

  • Pacific Crest Drum and Bugle Corps, 2018-present (battery)
  • Bakersfield College Indoor Drumline, 2015 – present (front, sound, battery – 2019 WGI PIO Gold Medalist)
  • Los Alamitos High School (winds, front, sound, battery – 2019 SCPA PIO Gold Medalist, WGI Finalist)
  • Golden Empire Drum and Bugle Corps 2017 – present (brass, front, sound, battery – DCI Open Class finalist)

Over the years, Ezekiel has written award-winning shows for marching bands and percussion ensembles around the country, thus building a library of music that would be the foundation for www.Front2BackMusic.com, which he owns and operates.

Ezekiel has been and continues to be very active as an educator. He is currently the percussion caption head and percussion composer/arranger at Los Alamitos High School in Los Alamitos, California, and a snare tech at Pulse Percussion. He has also had the pleasure of being on percussion staff at POW Percussion, the Boston Crusaders, Phantom Regiment, and the Santa Clara Vanguard. During his 4 years teaching at Vanguard, the percussion section won the Fred Sanford High Percussion Award an astounding 3 times in a row.

Ezekiel received his undergraduate degree in percussion performance with a minor in music theory from the University of North Texas where he studied percussion with Paul Rennick, Mark Ford, Ed Soph, Ed Smith, Jose Aponte, and Christopher Deane.

Ezekiel is an official Vic Firth, Zildjian, and Mike Balter Artist, and an official Remo Marching Artist. He lives in Huntington Beach, CA. In his free time, he enjoys surfing and playing any Zelda video game with his girlfriend, Jennifer.

Jonathan Zuniga

Co-Owner / Designer

Jonathan Zuniga is a Southern Californian instructor, composer, and arranger for front ensemble, electronics, winds, and music coordination.

Jonathan is currently the Front Ensemble Director and Writer at Sunny Hills HS (2019-Current) and on the Design Team at Gold Indoor (2021). He has worked with several WGI/SCPA indoor ensembles including Pulse Percussion (2010-2018), Los Alamitos HS (2011-2016), La Quinta HS (2016-2020),  and Chino Hills HS (2013, 2016-2018). His past independent Design and Writer work includes George Mason University (2018) and Elan Percussion (2020). Jonathan is also on the SCPA Classification Committee. 

Jonathan is currently the Front Ensemble Arranger and Musical Director for Pacific Crest (2017-Current). His past instructional experience in DCI includes Academy (2011), Cadets (2012), and the Blue Stars (2013-2016).

Jonathan’s performance experience includes Academy (2007), RCC Winter Drumline (2009) and the Blue Devils (2008).

Jonathan is happy to join the Front2Back company bringing over many shows from his catalogue to the site.

Jonathan is a member of the Vic Firth, Zildjian, Mike Balter, and Remo team and lives in Huntington Beach, California with his bicycle and Postmates.

Eric Shriver

Co-owner / Designer

Eric Shriver is a composer, arranger, and director for percussion for all across Southern California.

He is currently the Percussion Director and Battery Arranger at Gold Indoor Percussion (2021), Sunny Hills HS (2014-Current) and West HS (2014-Current). His previous indoor ensembles include Pulse Percussion Ensemble (2008-2015) as the Snare Tech, Battery & Ensemble Coordinator & Ensemble Consultant, Elan Percussion Ensemble (2020) as the Battery Arranger, and Rowland HS (2008-2018) as the Percussion Director. Eric Shriver is also on the SCPA Classification Committee. 

Eric is currently the Percussion Director and Battery Arranger for Gold Drum & Bugle Corps (2020-Current) alongside being the Snare Tech at Cavaliers (2019-Current). His past Drum Corps teaching experience include Blue Stars as Percussion Caption Head (2013-2018) – Battery Arranger (2017-2018), and Bluecoats (2009-2012) as a Snare tech.

Erics has a Bachelor of Arts in Music (Industry Studies) from California Polytechnic University (Pomona, CA). His marching experience includes Bluecoats (Snare, 2004-2006, Section Leader, 2005-2006), Pulse Percussion (Snare, Ensemble Leader 2005-2007), Black Knights (2003-2004), Pacific Crest (2002-2003), and RCC Marching Band (2002).

Eric is also the Creator and Owner of the “The Build-Up Method” and happy to be part of the Front2Back Music collective.

Eric is a member of the Zildjian, Remo, Yamaha, and Innovative Percussion team and lives in Rancho Cucamonga, CA, with his Wife Amanda, Daughter Charlotte, Dog Sammy, and Cat Luna.

Connor Yasuda

Media Guru

Connor’s passion for the marching arts, film, and media in addition to working side by side with Ezekiel for a number of years as a marching arts educator made bringing him on board Front2Back as a media content creator a no brainer. Connor received his Bachelor’s in Film & Electronic Arts from Cal State Long Beach. His marching arts background includes his performance experience with the Mandarins Drum & Bugle Corps, the Blue Stars Drum & Bugle Corps and aging out with the Bluecoats Drum & Bugle Corps.

He was a member of POW Percussion in 2012 and continued with Pulse Percussion from 2013-2015.
He worked with POW Percussion in 2016 before teaching with Pulse from 2017 to the present. he taught the Blue Stars from 2015-2018 and started teaching the Bluecoats in 2019. He is currently the Battery Caption head at La Quinta High School. Connor lives in Cypress, CA.

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