Tony T Nguyen actually never wanted to teach but in 1999 he was asked to cover his alma mater drumline for a season until they find a replacement. His first year out, his students earned the divisional banner at championships.
Since then, he has taught at Mt. Carmel High School, Brea Olinda High School, La Quinta High School, Garden Grove High School, Baldwin Park High School, Edison High School, San Marino High School, South Pasadena High School, Fullerton High School, and other local groups.
Tony is a drill designer. His visual designs has helped many schools earn the sweepstakes caption award for general effect and visual. He also instructs the students.
Depending on the band directors, he either arranges or compose original music for the marching bands and winter percussion. Tony’s programs have won the sweepstakes caption in music, percussion, high pit, high snares, high tenors, high basses, high cymbals, and much more.
Tony has been designing shows for circuits like SCSBOA, WBA, SCJA, CSBC, MBOS, SCPA, ADLA, and ADLA.
In 2005 Tony formed and independent winter percussion group, Incognito Drumline. 2008, helped with forming Incognito Winter Guard. Also in 2008, He formed a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, The Music Life Foundation, in which Incognito Drum and Bugle Corps became an Open Class corps with Drum Corps International. After two seasons, Incognito Drum and Bugle Corps took a break.
2014, Incognito Drum and Bugle is now reemerging with Drum Corps International. You can check out their website at: Incognito Drum and Bugle Corps