Rick Barclay began his career in the marching arts as a member of the Rochester Patriots 2001-2003. After moving to California in 2004 and marching with the Magic of Orlando in 2005, he began teaching percussion at Claremont High School. While at Claremont, Rick led the percussion program to their most successful seasons to date, winning Scholastic Concert World and placing third in marching Scholastic World at the WGI World Championships in 2008.
Currently, Rick is the Percussion Director at Fountain Valley High School, where the indoor percussion program has been promoted to world class, and continues to compete in SCPA and WGI events each year. Rick has been on the percussion staff of The Arizona Academy Drum & Bugle Corps (2009–2011) and Blue Knights Drum & Bugle Corps (2012 and 2013), teaching all members of the battery and front ensemble. Rick is proudly sponsored by Innovative Percussion.
Rick holds a Bachelors and Masters degree in History from CSU Fullerton and spends his days teaching 11th grade US History at Da Vinci Design Charter High School and History 101 and 102 as an adjunct professor with Antioch University.