Darin EricksonBass Darin Erickson has been singing since his junior high days when his father asked him to join him in their church choir. Darin sang bass in the Cal Lutheran Concert Choir, and was a member of the CLU Kingsmen Quartet. Fast forward, over thirty years later, Darin continues to enjoy singing. He stays active in his church choir and also provides vocals for the Praise Band at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Thousand Oaks. “Singing brings me peace and joy.” he says. He feels honored and blessed to be a member of the Arete Vocal Ensemble. In addition, Darin has been playing the trombone since elementary school. Throughout junior high and high school, he was a member of marching band, concert band, and the jazz band. While in college, he continued his trombone studies and participated in the orchestra, concert band, jazz band, and the pep band. Darin earned his degree in Biology.

In 1993, he married his college sweetheart, Cheri, and began teaching high school science and coaching. He loves to use music in his instruction, making tough science concepts easier to remember. Cheri and Darin have two sons, Kyle and Jordan, who also love to sing. So it runs in the family!