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Allen Daniel Rivera


Allen Daniel is a percussionist who loves to sing for fun. He used to sing karaoke every night after dinner for his family as a child. It is his first year with OJC. He is studying to receive his Master’s in Percussion Performance from Mills College at Northeastern University. Currently, he is the president of the Garden Club and teaches the musicianship course for the undergraduates. He is a 4-time world champion with The Blue Devils Drum and Bugle Corps and is an alumnus of Broken City Percussion. He enjoys teaching at Guitar Center in Concord and his own private studio called Peace River Academy of Music in American Canyon. In his free time, he enjoys gardening, lifting weights, and swimming. His cat’s name is Tempo.