Darren Van Derpoel resides in Chino Hills, CA and works throughout Southern California as a music educator. After graduating from Vista HS in 2005, he went on to perform with Esperanza Drum and Bugle Corps, Pacific Crest Drum and Bugle Corps, Black Knights Indoor Percussion, Riverside Community College Marching Band, and RCC Indoor.
Darren earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing Management from Cal Poly Pomona in 2013. He currently serves as the co-director and performing member of Sidle Entertainment, who provide performing ensembles for special events and sports teams, such as Los Angles Chargers and the Los Angeles Kings.
Darren has been an active percussion instructor in Southern California since 2005, working with several high schools and independent groups. Darren began working at Diamond Bar High School in 2010 and also currently teaches at El Dorado HS, Ayala HS and Dark Sky Percussion. Darren is an educational artist for Remo Drumheads, Zildjian Cymbals, Mapex Drums and Innovative Percussion Sticks and Mallets.