Ricky Odello is a lifetime member of the Blue Devils' family. He began his drum corps career with the Blue Devils "C" Corps in 1989, at the young age of three. Ricky marched with the "C" Corps 1989-1998, the "B" Corps 1999-2002, and the "A" Corps 2003-2007. Ricky was also a member of the Sacramento Freelancers Winter Percussion Ensemble in 2002 and 2007. He is the Grandson of Ann and Tony Odello, the organization's founders, and son of DCI Hall of Famer and current BDB and BDC director Rick Odello.
During his time with the Blue Devils Ricky won two DCI World Championships (2003 and 2007), one High Percussion Title (2007), and one World Music Festival Championship (2005). After aging out of The Blue Devils, Ricky earned a Bachelor's Degree in English Literature and a minor in Education at UC Santa Cruz (class of 2007).
Ricky uses a teaching philosophy that embodies the methodical approach and leadership qualities he learned while marching with the Blue Devils.