Josh Pier has been involved in the marching arts for over 17 years. He began playing the tuba in high school which led him to perform with the Pasadena City College Honor Band in the Rose Parade from 2000 to 2002. He then went on to march with the Santa Clara Vanguard from 2004 to 2006, earning the Golden Foot award for visual excellence in 2006.
Since aging out, Josh has worked with many different organizations as a fall visual instructor. These groups include El Dorado HS, La Mirada HS, La Serna HS, Trabuco Hills HS, Arroyo HS, Crescenta Valley HS, Pacific Palisades HS, and Oak Grove HS, all located in California. Since recently moving to Madison, Wisconsin, he now works with Waukesha North HS.
Josh jumped into drill design in 2014 and has worked with high schools from around the country. He designs both competitive and half-time show style programs.
Josh has also worked with indoor percussion ensembles at Whittier HS, Glendora HS, La Habra HS as both a movement instructor and a visual designer. He is currently the visual designer at La Serna HS and Rancho Starbuck Intermediate School for their indoor programs.
In the Drum Corps world, Josh was a visual tech for the Santa Clara Vanguard Cadets in 2009 then he worked with Impulse Drum and Bugle Corps from 2010 to 2012. From there he began his tenure at Pioneer Drum and Bugle Corps and Colorguard as a visual tech from 2012 to 2014, and has been serving as the Visual Caption Head since 2015.
This is Josh's 7th season with Pioneer and fourth as Visual Caption Head.