Lance Delgado received his Bachelors Degree in Music, specializing in Percussion from California State University at Northridge. He studied with Joel Leach, Karen Erving, and John Magnussen He also did extensive study in African drumming, Brazillian drumming, steel drumming and jazz vibraphone.
Lance served as Percussion Caption Head for the Cal State Northridge Matador Band from 1990-1998 where the winter drumline won 8 Southern California indoor & outdoor championships. After marching for 5 years with the Sacramento Freelancers Drum & Bugle Corps, Lance returned in 1994 as the instructor of the front ensemble, working with Ralph Hardimon. The following year, Lance was promoted to Percussion Caption Head.
Lance served as Percussion Director at Thousand Oaks HS and John Burroughs HS from 1994-2008 where the two schools won a combined 10 Southern California indoor, outdoor and concert championships. Thousand Oaks HS also traveled to Indianapolis twice and advanced to the semifinals at BOA Grand Nationals both times.
In 2003 and 2004 the Thousand Oaks HS Drumline traveled to Dayton, Ohio where they advanced to the finals in the Scholastic World Division.
Lance Delgado is sponsored by Innovative Percussion sticks and mallets.