Greg Karlo

Greg Karlo

Percussion Caption Head

Greg Karlo started his musical journey when he was just eleven years old.  At seventeen, Greg began marching drum corps with the Earthquake Drum and Bugle Corps from Oceanside, CA. In 1999, Greg had the privilege of studying under Jeff Queen and Paul Rennick while in the snare line of  DCI finalist, Carolina Crown. After his exit from DCI, Greg was a founding member of the San Diego State Indoor Drum Line and under the direction of David Henkel.  

Greg has over fourteen years of percussion teaching experience . He is currently percussion caption head at Mt. Carmel High School and Helix Charter High School, two of Southern California’s most prestigious programs. While at these schools the percussion programs have flourished have earned numerous awards and multiple championship’s over the last several years. Greg teaching experience also includes several drum corps and independent indoor percussion programs receiving top honors at DCI, WGI, ADLA and SCPA

In addition to teaching, Greg maintains a heavy touring and performance schedule as lead guitarist for the San Diego based band, Safety Orange. They performed extensively throughout the United States and Mexico. Greg’s success and talent with the band have led to him becoming a BC Audio and Lava Cable performing artist. Greg has also toured as the drummer for the United States premier Cure tribute band The Cured.   


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