Caleb Rothe serves as a percussion director and pit arranger at Ayala HS in Chino Hills, CA, a percussion instructor and arranger at Upland HS in Upland, CA, and as an instructor and arranger for the Impulse Drum and Bugle Corps from Buena Park, CA. He is a co-founder of the Pulse Percussion Ensemble an independent indoor percussion ensemble. Caleb was also a percussion director at Rancho Cucamonga HS in Rancho Cucamonga, CA, from 2000 to 2004. He has been a percussion educator in Southern California since 1997, working with more than 20 different high schools and independent percussion ensembles. He is a nationally sought-after arranger and has written for various groups across the United States; having written arrangements for groups at the elementary, middle school, high school, and collegiate levels.
Caleb served as principle percussionist of the Cal Poly Pomona University Wind Ensemble from 1998 to 2003. He has also performed with the Irvine Valley College Wind Symphony; and has performed on various CDs and film soundtracks.
Caleb is endorsed by the Pro-Mark Corporation, Sabian Cymbals, and the Yamaha Corporation of America. He is a member of Pro-Mark’s Indoor Percussion Development team. Caleb was also a founding member of the Southern California Percussion Alliance. He is a member of the SCPA Executive Board and serves as Secretary. Caleb is also a member of the Winter Guard International Percussion Advisory Board. His ensembles have collectively won 6 WGI medals; have been Regional Finalists 36 times and Regional Champions 14 times.
Caleb received his Bachelors degree in Computer Science from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona in the spring of 2003.
Caleb lives in Rancho Cucamonga, California.
Shows with percussion by Caleb:
- The Hypar Effect (with Ike Jackson)
- The Road Not Taken (with Ike Jackson)
- Out To Sea (with Mike Jackson)
- Clocks (with Ike Jackson)
- Night Train To Nowhere (with Ike Jackson)
- An American Autumn (with Ike Jackson)
- Laws Of Motion (with Mike Jackson)
- Opportunity (with Ike Jackson)
- Pat Metheny, LIVE! (with Ike Jackson)