Francis Abastillas is an audio engineer, sound designer, keyboardist, and percussionist from Southern California. A former mellophone player, Francis began marching independently on synth with Élan Percussion in 2017. He went on to play synth for Vessel Percussion from 2018-2020, Vessel Drum and Bugle Corps in 2018 and the Mandarins in 2019. Since then, he has found opportunities to work with electronics as a performer and a technician both within and outside of the marching activity, and is eager to pass on what he's learned from the activity to future players.


This is Francis' first season with Élan Percussion.