Roberto Paz was born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona. He has performed with The Academy Drum and Bugle Corps and the Concord Blue Devils, winning three Drum Corps International World Championships. With the Blue Devils, Roberto was a part of the undefeated Fred Sanford High Percussion title. Roberto had the privilege of being section leader with the Blue Devils during their undefeated world championship season.
Roberto has performed with many groups such as the Blue Devils Entertainment, Phoenix Suns Entertainment, Boom Percussion, and the Arizona Cardinals Drumline. With these groups, Roberto has performed at NBA events, NFL events including Super Bowl XLII and Super Bowl XLIX.
Roberto is a graduate of Arizona State University with a Bachelor of Music Degree, Music Education. He was part of numerous ensembles at Arizona State which included the Wind Symphony, Orchestra, Contemporary Percussion, Steel Pan Devils, Men's Chorus, and various other small ensembles. Roberto worked and studied under Dr. J.B. Smith, Dr. Mark Sunkett, Simone Mancuso, Dom Moio and Bill Sallak.
While attending Arizona State University, Roberto directed the percussion section for the Sun Devil Marching Band. He has been involved with this organization since 2007 and continues to arrange the percussion music for the Sun Devil Marching Band.
Roberto is professionally affiliated with Arizona Music Educators Association, National Association for Music Educators, Percussive Arts Society, and the Arizona Band Orchestra Directors Association. He is an active clinician and arranger throughout the country as well as endorsed by Lot Riot, Mapex Drums, Randall May International Stands and Carriers, Remo Drumheads, Vic Firth Sticks and Mallets, and Zildjian Cymbals as an artist.
Roberto currently writes, teaches and coordinates for the Sun Devil Marching Band.