Richard Ramos is currently an active percussion instructor in the Ventura County area and has been since 2012. Born in Ventura and raised in Santa Paula, Ramos was introduced to the marching activity in 2006, when he was performing with the Buena High School Marching Band under the instruction of Paul, Curci, Nick Curci, and Paul Hanson.
After graduating in 2010, Ramos was introduced to the teaching realm of the activity in the Winter of 2012, when he was brought onboard as a full battery instructor under the direction of Paul Hanson. Since then he’s worked with many High School and independent ensembles throughout the Ventura County, Southern California and Denver areas such as Buena , Camarillo, Westlake, Newbury Park and William S. Hart high schools; Broken City Percussion; and the Blue Knights Drum and Bugle Corps. Along with teaching percussion ensembles in the Ventura County area, Ramos also has been active in the visual realm of teaching/designing in the Fresno and Clovis areas and working with Three-time time San Joaquin Valley Color Guard and Percussion Review (JVCGPR) Champion Central High School since the winter of 2012 and, most recently, Clovis North High School.
Ramos’s performing experience started in 2006, when he began on bass drum at Buena High School under the instruction of Nick Curci as his bass drum instructor. He then moved around from section to section and learned more from Paul Curci along the way. After graduating in 2010, Ramos was introduced to the independent marching activity by Paul Curci in the summer of 2011 with the Sacramento Mandarins under the direction of Co-Caption Heads Paul Curci and Tom Linder. Ramos became percussion section leader with the Mandarins in the summer of 2012. Between those summer seasons, Ramos would march with the Pulse Open Percussion ensemble in the winter of 2011 and later Pulse Percussion in the winter of 2012. After Mandarins, Ramos marched with the Bluecoats Drum and Bugle Corps in the summers of 2013 and 2014, where he also became section leader for the percussion section in 2014. In the winters, he continued to march with Pulse Percussion for the remainder of his winter career, aging out in 2015.
Ramos currently resides in Ventura, California, and is a part of the Vic Firth Educational Team.