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Meet our Board of Directors

The Grant Drum Line has been serving our youth without a paid staff, part-time or full -time, operating entirely through volunteer efforts. Our Board of Directors has 5 members:

James Van Buren, President, musical director, choreographer, driver and chaperone, chief grant writer, and program leader.

Shirley A. Roberts, Vice President, spent more than 30 years as a teacher in the Grant Joint Union High School District, educating students in the subjects of English and Drama.

An acclaimed saxophonist and flute player, Najee is one of the most successful and recognizable crossover jazz and R&B performers of his generation. Known for his warm, lyrical sound, he built upon the tradition of predecessors like Grover Washington, Jr.Ronnie Laws, and Stanley Turrentine

Big Al Sams is a feature reporter for Good Day Sacramento on KMAX-TV and KOVR-TV. He's also a correspondent, event host, and voiceover artist. His radio career began as a late-night show host, and he later moved to mid-days and afternoon drive.

Harry Block, Treasurer, presently serving on the Gateway Community Charters school board, counseling students in crisis through years of coaching and serving on the DPH School board for over 18 years.

Tamara Eugene, Secretary, is a proud alumni of Grant Union High School, currently serves as the Theater Production teacher under the GHS Arts Academy and the Pacerette Dance Coach.

John Pellman, Member, a teacher for 10 years of English for students with disabilities and digital media. He is also a youth soccer coach.

Get in Touch

For booking and gigs, please contact Mr. V at 916-202-7972.
You can also reach him by email.

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