Percussion

Roger Carter, Percussion Caption Head

Roger Carter has decades of drumming experience. He was first introduced to the world of marching percussion as a student at Mission Viejo High School, and continued his drumming development in Southern California with the Kingsmen and the Velvet Knights. Afterward he spent four ... | Read More

Ryan Kilgore, Music Ensemble Coordinator/ Staff Coordinator/ Front Ensemble Instructor

Matthew Ryan Kilgore is a percussionist, arranger, clinician, performer, adjudicator, and is currently Adjunct Professor of Percussion at Capital University in Columbus, Ohio. With a diverse percussive background he specializes in keyboard percussion, chamber music, steel band and the marching arts.

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Matt Jordan, Asst. Music Ensemble Coordinator

Matt is currently the Concert Percussion Marketing Manager for Pearl Corporation/Adams Musical Instruments, and Adjunct Professor of Percussion at Middle Tennessee State University. He has completed all coursework for the Doctor of Music degree from the Florida State University, has completed a Master’ ... | Read More

Brad Palmer, Front Ensemble Coordinator

Brad Palmer is the co-founder of DoubleStop Percussion, a Birmingham, Alabama-based company providing percussion instruction for all levels of experience in over twenty schools across the southeast. He also maintains a private studio of over twenty students. He holds a Bachelor of Science in ... | Read More

Tom Gasparrini, Battery Coordinator/ Snares

Tom Gasparrini is an in-demand instructor in the marching percussion world. Currently a battery instructor at The Bluecoats Drum and Bugle Corps of Canton, Ohio and Rhythm X of Dayton, Ohio, his experience as a world-class teacher stems from his extensive performance history.  He ... | Read More

Ryan Anderson, Battery Coordinator/ Tenors

Ryan Anderson began his drum corps marching career as a performer with Esperanza Drum and Bugle Corps in 2005 & 2006, then moved on to Carolina Crown in 2007.  He served as section leader for both corps.  After aging out as a performer, Ryan served as the ... | Read More

Joe Woodie, Battery Instructor

For Joe Woodie, percussion is his career and his passion. A graduate of Bowling Green State University with a bachelor’s of music degree, Joe joined William Mason High School this year as the percussion specialist for all six concert bands and ... | Read More

John Lluvera, Percussion Instructor

John Lluvera has authored percussion texts considered to be the standard in literature in the field of percussion. Having performed in a variety of percussion ensembles around the world, his musical background includes instruction from renowned music educators Frank T. Williams III, Ron Lambert, ... | Read More

Zach Gruse, Percussion Instructor

Zach Gruse is an active performer and educator that resides in Orlando, Florida. He began his world class marching career in WGI with INFINITY Percussion in 2012 and competed with the ensemble for 6 seasons through 2017. In the summer of 2015, he joined the Bluecoats as a ... | Read More

Daniel Recoder, Battery Instructor

Daniel Recoder began studying music at the age of ten. He began his marching percussion career at James Logan High School, and then went on to join Blue Devils “B” for three consecutive championships and drum titles before ageing out with the Bluecoats. Outside ... | Read More

Suvin Varghese, Battery Instructor

Suvin Varghese is a performer and educator from the Bay Area in Northern California. He has been a student of music from the age of 8, and an active performer since 2006. After his introduction to the marching activity at James Logan High School, Suvin performed ... | Read More

Craig Loeffler, Front Ensemble Instructor

Craig Loeffler currently lives in St. Louis, Missouri where he is an active educator, arranger, clinician, consultant and adjudicator. He earned a degree in Music Education from Middle Tennessee State University and has experience working with all levels of band and percussion. For over 10 ... | Read More

Marc Rivet, Front Ensemble Instructor

Originally from Raceland, Louisiana, Marc Rivet is currently pursuing a Masters in Percussion Performance from Indiana University. Rivet is a recent graduate of the University of Southern Mississippi with a Bachelors in Music Education (Piano/Percussion) and Percussion Performance.

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