Roger marched for five years in drum corps UK (DCUK) in the late 80's. After leaving school, Roger studied mechanical and production engineering at Reading Technical College, England. After aging out, he focused on family and career. His career over the past 25 years has primarily been focused on international sales and marketing in the food industry. Positions held include, Global Key Accounts Manager, Sales Director, Vice President and Owner. Roger has also been involved with mergers and acquisitions of privately held, and small to medium sized manufacturing based companies. Roger moved from the UK to Dallas six years to open an office for a UK based company. Within a few months upon arrival, he joined a local all aged drum and bugle corps, which immediately gave him a new social circle of friends, all of whom have a passion for drum corps and the performing arts.
In 2009, Roger was one of the founding members of Vigilantes and served as corps director. In its first year, the corps won High Percussion and took third place overall at DCA A class world championships.
Roger is still heavily involved within the food industry today and is also the owner of Marching USA, Fort Worth. Marching USA is the sole importer/distributor of Premier percussion, Aluphone and Titan Field Frames in the US and Canada and is ViP's primary sponsor.
Tyler Orbison is one of the founders of ViP. He has been actively involved in music performance, education and design for over twenty years.
Tyler has performed with many notable groups, including Lone Star Drum & Bugle Corps, Carolina Crown and the Dallas Mavericks Drum Line. While studying percussion performance at Texas A&M University-Commerce, Tyler had the opportunity to tour and perform frequently with the wind ensemble, indoor drum line and percussion ensemble, a nationally recognized group under the direction of Dr. Brian West. As a student and performer, Tyler was fortunate to study with many leading marching percussion educators, including Paul Rennick, Jeff Queen, Mickey Hartzog and Allen Joanis.
Currently, Tyler works as Ensemble Director and Batterie Arranger of the Boswell High School Indoor Drum Line, a three-time WGI PSW Semi-finalist and a current PSO Finalist. He also serves in design/consulting/advisory roles with various other scholastic ensembles in the North Texas area.
Tyler is an active arranger, clinician and adjudicator, not only across the United States, but worldwide. Tyler proudly endorses Vic Firth and Remo.
Richard Kearns serves as Percussion Director at Burleson Centennial High School (Burleson, TX), as well as a designer and clinician for Percussion Ensembles across the country. The Burleson Centennial Drumline was the 2017 WGI Scholastic Open Class Champions, and in 2018 placed 6th in Scholastic World.
Prior to his time at Centennial, Richard was the Percussion Director of Azle High School (Azle, TX), where the Azle Drumline and Percussion Section won numerous awards including Lonestar Classic Champions, NTCA Champions, TCGC Champions and multiple successful appearances at the WGI World Championships in Dayton, Ohio. Richard’s passion within the activity also goes well beyond just teaching percussion. His abilities as a conceptual and visual designer for Marching Band and Indoor Drumline have turned out many crowd-pleasing productions, including the 2016 WGI PIO Gold Medalists, Vigilantes Indoor Percussion, and the 2017 PSO Gold Medalists, Burleson Centennial High School.
Richard was also the Percussion Director at Palestine High School from 2008-2011, as well as Battery/Drumline coordinator at Tyler Jr. College. Upon joining the Palestine Band Staff, the PHS Percussion Program received numerous awards in the TCGC & NTCA Indoor Drumline Circuits, Lonestar & Plano Drumline Competitions. In 2011, the Palestine Indoor Drumline was the TCGC Open Class Champion. His instructional contributions for TJC helped lead the group to their WGI PIO World Championship in 2008, promotion to WGI World Class, and becoming consecutive Finalists at the WGI World Championships.
Richard currently resides in Burleson, Texas with his wife Stacie and Daughter Sam. He is a proud endorser of Innovative Percussion, Remo Drumheads, Pearl/Adams, and Paiste Cymbals.
Composer/Front Ensemble Arranger
Maverick has been a professional composer, arranger, electronics designer & educator for the past 12 years. An accomplished expert in his profession, Maverick has worked with nearly 70 marching percussion ensembles, composed and arranged well over 100 shows for the marching arts, and has composed music for 9 independent short films. You can find more information about Maverick as well as his most recent projects and accolades at www.maverickjpeterson.com.
Ashley Tran graduated from Texas Woman's University with her Bachelor's in Dance Education. She has performed and choreographed numerous works throughout her college career, including the American Collegiate Dance Festival.
From 2009-2010, Ashley was a colorguard performer with the Crossmen Drum & Bugle Corps, and from 2011-2012 she toured with The Blue Devils Drum & Bugle Corps (Best Colorguard 2011-2012, Undefeated World Champions 2012). In 2010 and 2011, she participated in WGI World Championships with Ars Nova, earning a silver medal in A class in 2010. In 2016, she performed with The Neighborhood, winning Crowd Favorite and 1st Place at World of Dance Dallas. Her most recent endeavor was making it all the way to Training Camp for Dallas Cowboy's Rhythm and Blue, a co-ed hip-hop team and drumline.
Ashley has taught numerous colorguard programs, including Flower Mound HS, Duncanville HS, CGT, and Insignia. She is currently a dance teacher at Franklin Middle School in North Dallas. Her dance team has won several awards for Best Hip Hop, Best Jazz, and Best Pom throughout her time at Franklin. Ashley is very excited to work with her first Independent percussion ensemble!
Assistant Ensemble Director
Dan has actively participated in the marching arts for over ten years as a performer, educator, show designer, judge, and marching snare drum specialist. He earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering and a Music Minor from Texas Christian University.
He currently serves as the head percussion director for Nazarene Christian Academy, and is considered a leading authority on competitive marching snare drum and battery percussion in the Dallas/Fort Worth area.
As a performer, Dan competed in Drum Corps International as a marching snare drummer for four years, first at Pioneer in 2005 & 2006 , and then with Phantom Regiment in 2007 & 2008. He aged out as the drumline section leader during the summer of Spartacus, a show that earned Phantom Regiment the Fred Sanford High Percussion Award and a DCI World Championship.
In the fall of 2008, he represented TCU at PASIC in the College Snare Drum Solo category, and was awarded 1st place with an original solo called “On the Shoulders of Giants” - a tribute to the greats that made the art of rudimental snare drum what it is today.
As an educator, Dan has taught battery percussion at the Blue Knights drum & bugle corps, the Blue Knights indoor percussion ensemble, the Santa Clara Vanguard, Vigilantes Indoor Percussion, and many of the top competitive high school marching bands in north Texas.
Most recently, Dan traveled and performed with innovative electronic dance music duo Odesza on their 2017-18 “A Moment Apart” tour on the Odesza Drum Line, including two Saturday night performances at Coachella Music Festival in California in April of 2018.
Dan is most interested in the connection between music and technology, and seeks to find ways to incorporate the latest music technology into the percussion education environment.
This is Jimmy’s second year on staff with ViP. He is an active percussion educator and performer in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. Jimmy was born in Riverdale, Georgia, before landing in Texas, where he found his love for the percussive arts.
Growing up in the Fossil Ridge Percussion Cluster, Jimmy studied under various instructors like Brian “Chavez” Lowe, Allen Joanis, Chad Mason, Al Dunn, Nick Werth, Ben Moore, and many other talented musicians. In 2013, he earned the “Semper Fidelis” award for musical excellence, and began studying at The University of North Texas under Scott Raddock, Paul Rennick, and Mark Ford. Jimmy is an active member of the Percussive Arts Society and works with schools in the Dallas/Fort Worth area including Timber Creek High School, Boswell High School, and Azle High School. For DCI, Jimmy was a quad technician at Spirit of Atlanta (2017), Guardians (2017-2018), and will be spending this summer with Phantom Regiment (2019).
Jimmy started his professional marching career in 2011 on quads with Racine Scouts Drum and Bugle Corps. He then carried on his passion for performance with Vigilantes Indoor Percussion from 2013-2017. He is currently a member of the Dallas Mavericks Drumline and occasionally performs with Dynamic Rhythm Entertainment around the DFW metroplex.
Jimmy proudly uses Vic Firth Sticks/Mallets and Zildjian Cymbals.
Front Ensemble Coordinator
Jazper Saldana is currently the Front Ensemble/Private Lesson Instructor at Haltom High School in Haltom City, TX. Prior to that, he taught at numerous groups in the Southern California and Texas areas including Westminster HS, Ayala HS, and Centennial HS. He is currently the Front Ensemble Coordinator for the Sacramento Mandarins in addition to being on staff with the Concord Blue Devils.
Originally from San Diego, California, he completed a Bachelors Degree in Percussion Performance from California State University, Long Beach. He went on to receive a Master’s Degree in Percussion from the University of North Texas.
His indoor marching experience includes Alternative Percussion, Pulse Percussion, and Riverside Community College. His DCI credits include the Sacramento Mandarins and the Concord Blue Devils.
Kylon is a performer and educator from Mansfield, Texas. He is pursuing a degree in Medical Science at the University of North Texas. He also serves as a Visual Technician for the Colony High School. He recently finished his second DCI season on the visual staff at The Jersey Surf Drum & Bugle Corps.
Kylon's performance career includes time spent with the Crossmen Drum and Bugle Corps and the Cavaliers Drum and Bugle Corps. As an instructor, he’s worked with organizations throughout the DFW Metroplex, including groups in the Keller, Grapevine, Grand Prairie and Lewisville School Districts. He’s an avid fan of the WGI activity and is looking forward to his second season with ViP.
Snare Drum Technician
Peter is a musician and educator from Cedar Park, Texas. He is currently finishing his degree in Music Education at the University of North Texas, where he has learned from esteemed percussion professors such as Mark Ford, Christopher Deane and Paul Rennick. As a member of the UNT marching band, Peter served as section leader for two years and had the opportunity to travel to Poland with the UNT A-Line. He also performed with the UNT Snare Ensemble several times, earning PASIC champion status in 2012 and 2015. Peter is currently serving the marching band as the battery instructor.
From 2012-2015, Peter was a member of the Santa Clara Vanguard under DCI hall of famer Paul Rennick. As a performer with SCV, Peter won the DCI Fred Sanford Award for High Percussion in 2014 and served as battery section leader in 2015. After aging out, Peter stayed involved with the corps as a staff member and contributed to the 2016 and 2017 Fred Sanford-winning groups.
Locally, Peter has worked with Roots Percussion Independent in several capacities, including music coordinator, battery coordinator and snare drum coordinator. He has also instructed for many fine high school programs, including Marcus HS, Martin HS, Ryan HS, Seven Lakes HS, Burleson HS and Hebron HS.
Peter is honored to join the Vigilantes Indoor Percussion team, and is extremely excited for the 2019 season.
Snare Drum Technician
Born and raised in the DFW area, Josh started his performance career with ViP in 2015 until finally aging out, as section leader, in 2018. During the summer of 2016, he marched with the Troopers Drum and Bugle Corps and aged out with the Santa Clara Vanguard in '17; earning the DCI Silver Medal and the Fred Sanford award for Best Percussion.
Josh is also a Member of the Dallas Mavericks and Dallas Cowboys drumlines, as well as being a apart of Dynamic Rhythm Entertainment and teaching at various high schools in the DFW area.
Snare Drum Technician
Cody Haddock has taught at numerous high schools in the DFW area as a drumline technician and private lesson instructor, and he currently serves as the Head Band Director and Percussion Coordinator for Carter Riverside High School in Fort Worth, TX.
Cody earned his Bachelor’s degree in Music Education from the University of North Texas. While at UNT, he served as the drumline captain and was also a member of the Wind Symphony, Percussion Ensemble, and Steel Band. In 2011, he was a member of the UNT drumline that performed in Belgium, and in 2013 he won the PASIC solo snare drum competition in Indianapolis. His other PASIC titles came with the Flower Mound High School Drumline in 2006-2007, and again in 2012 with the UNT snare ensemble.
Cody’s drum corps experience includes performing on the snareline with the Santa Clara Vanguard in 2012. He previously marched with the Boston Crusaders in 2009 and served as the drumline captain in 2010. During the summer, Cody also enjoys teaching the UNT Marching Percussion Camp in Denton, as well as teaching, arranging, writing, and performing with various groups. His professional affiliations include the Percussive Arts Society, Texas Music Educators Association, and the Texas Band Masters Association.
Jon received his Bachelors Degree of Music Education from the University of North Texas. During his time at UNT, he studied under notable professors such as Paul Rennick, Mark Ford, Christopher Deane, and Ed Soph. In 2013 and 2015, Mr. Maynard took part in leading the UNT quad ensemble to become PASIC champions.
Mr. Maynard's performing career started in 2011, marching Forte Drum and Bugle Corps with Tyler Orbison as caption head. He then went on to march Santa Clara Vanguard for four years (2013 – 2016), serving as the quad section leader for his last two years. During that time, the SCV percussion section won the Fred Sanford Award for high percussion twice (2014, 2016) with Paul Rennick as the caption head. During the winter months, Mr. Maynard was the quad section leader for Vigilantes Indoor Percussion (2013 – 2017). Under the direction of Tyler Orbison, ViP was crowned champions at WGI open class finals in 2016.
Mr. Maynard is now the Director of Percussion for all of the Southlake Carroll school district, in Southlake, Texas. Previously, he worked as a marching percussion tech for Boswell HS, a three-time WGI semi-finalist. Currently, he works as a quad technician for both the Santa Clara Vanguard and the Troopers.
Jon married his high school sweetheart, Melody, in June 2017. They happily live in Dallas with their dog, appropriately named Einstein. Mr. Maynard is excited for the opportunity to work with the members and staff at Vigilantes Indoor Percussion.
Travis is a percussion performer and educator from Salt Lake City, Utah. His DCI performance career started with the open-class Spokane Thunder in 2010. In 2013 and 2014, Travis was a member of the Troopers. For his last three years of eligibility, he was a member of the Santa Clara Vanguard, winning the Fred Sanford Award for high perecussion both in 2016 and 2017. He has also spent numerous winters performing with Weber State Indoor Percussion.
In 2015, the percussion section from Santa Clara Vanguard gave a clinic at PASIC in San Antonio, Texas. In 2016, Travis was chosen to be a part of the Spirit of America, a Massachusetts-based marching group. This group was contracted to send a marching band to Dubai in order to start their own marching circuit, Drum Corps United Arab Emirates (DCU).
Over the past four years, Travis has taught multiple high-school drumlines in the Salt Lake and DFW areas. He is currently a private lessons instructor in Birdville ISD.
David is a central Florida native and began his marching career with West Orange High School and continuing with Tampa Bay Thunder Drum & Bugle Corps in 2013 and the Sun Devils Drum & Bugle Corps in 2014. His WGI experience includes Marcato Independent based out of Ft. Myers, Florida (2014), Infinity 2 for two seasons (2015, 2016) and aging out with Infinity World in 2017 both based from Orlando, FL.
David’s teaching career began in 2014 with Lake Nona High School continuing with Oviedo High School from 2016 to 2018. David most recently taught with Heat Wave Drum & Bugle Corps in 2017 and is a tenor instructor for Infinity 2 for the 2018 season and now Infinity 3 for the 2019 season.
David continues to perform and strive for excellence as he is also apart of the Orlando Magic’s Drumline, Rhythm N Blue. David was cast for the 2016 and 2017 NBA season and will continue for the 2019 season.
Bass Drum Technician
Chad Murray comes from the shores of the Outer Banks of North Carolina. A graduate of Old Dominion University Mr. Murray was the first section leader and battery captain for the ODU Marching Monarchs Drumline for three seasons including their Inaugural Season in 2009. Chad also was an active member in the University Pep Band, Percussion Ensemble, Wind Ensemble, and Orchestra. Chad studied percussion and conducting under David Walker as well as music education methods and under Dennis Zeisler and Dr. Douglas Owens.
Chad's teaching experience stems from his first ever season in 2008 teaching locally in Northeastern North Carolina and Southeastern Virginia. During Chad’s undergraduate studies he performed with the Jersey Surf Drum and Bugle Corps in 2010 and 2011, where he aged out. In 2011 and 2012 Chad served as the Snare section leader for the WGI Independent Open ensemble Dominion Storm Independent Percussion based out of Virginia Beach, Virginia. Once retired from the performing side of the floor Mr. Murray assumed the position of bass drum technician for the WGI Percussion Independent Open group Forza East Independent Percussion based out of Greenville, North Carolina. In 2014 Chad returned to Forza East where he resumed his duties as the bassline technician and co-battery arranger for the ensemble’s 2014 production. Chad was most recently the Assistant Director of Alchemy Independent Percussion as well as the lead Bass Drum Technician for the 2017 and 2018 seasons.
Mr. Murray now resides in Fort Worth Texas and is the Assistant Director of Percussion Ensembles and Education at Richland High School in North Richland Hills, Texas. Alongside teaching at Richland High School Mr. Murray also has a private studio of more than 35 students throughout Birdville Independent School District. He also has provided private instruction to students in Southeastern Virginia and Northeastern North Carolina areas for over 8 years and has instructed and consulted for many ensembles in the area. This will be Chad’s first season on staff with Vigilantes Indoor Percussion.
Mr. Murray proudly endorses Innovative Percussion sticks and mallets, Dynasty Drums and Bergerault Keyboards, and Sabian Cymbals.
Bass Drum Technician
Joey began his marching career at Birdville High School, as a member of the Mighty Hawk Band playing quads. After graduating he marched Crossmen Drum and Bugle Corps from 2014 – 2016, playing bass drum. He was selected to be Bass Section Leader in 2015, and Percussion Section Leader in 2016. Joey also received the Crossmen of the Year Award in 2015 and 2016. His WGI experience includes Rhythm X 2016, where he also played bass drum.
Joey has been the battery tech for the Azle High School Marching Green Pride since 2015. He’s also a visual designer and teaches the visual program for Azle Indoor Drumline. Joey taught the Guardians Drum and Bugle Corps in 2017 as part of the visual and music staff, and in 2018 as a member of the visual staff.
Front Ensemble Technician
John Gaal is a percussion specialist originally from Atlanta, Georgia. He holds a Bachelor of Music degree in Percussion Performance from Bob Jones University and is currently completing a Masters degree in Percussion Performance at Texas Christian University. John marched with the Cavaliers Drum & Bugle Corps from 2013-2015, and from 2015-2016, John was a member of Music City Mystique. In 2017 John helped Music City Mystique gain their 8th gold medal at WGI Championships in Dayton, Ohio.
John currently serves as the Front Ensemble Coordinator and Percussion Co-Caption Head at Southwind Drum & Bugle Corps, teaching there since 2015, and he is the Assistant Percussion Teacher at Southwest High School in Fort Worth, Texas. This will be John’s second year teaching Vigilantes Indoor Percussion.
Front Ensemble Technician
Eric Roundy is an active educator and performer residing in Fort Worth, TX. He currently serves as a percussion specialist and clinician for Boswell High School and Eagle Mountain-Saginaw ISD. Prior to that, Eric worked with several schools all over Tennessee and Texas. Working with such groups as Farragut HS, Fred J. Page HS, Gibson County HS, Halls HS, The Kinkaid School, Morton Ranch HS, Seymour HS, and Walker Valley HS. Eric also worked with groups such as Music City Drum and Bugle Corps from Nashville, TN and Vigilantes Indoor Percussion from Fort Worth, TX.
As an active performer, Eric performed regularly with the live house band for the Smoky Mountain Opry Theater in Pigeon Forge, TN as a featured percussionist. In the realms of the marching arts, Eric has been a member of the Pioneer Drum and Bugle Corps (2008-2010), Carolina Crown (2011, 2012, 2014), and Music City Mystique (2014-2016). As a soloist, Eric has been named a Finalist for the 2014 Nashville Philharmonic Orchestra Concerto Competition, a Semi-finalist of the 2015 Great Plains International Marimba Competition and placed 1st in the 2016 TNPAS Collegiate Multi-Percussion Competition. In 2014, Eric placed 1st in the American Protégé International Concerto Competition resulting in a solo performance at Carnegie Hall. He also performed regularly with the Bryan Symphony Orchestra, and was a member of the 2015 Inaugural Percussion Arts Society All-Star International Percussion Ensemble.
Eric holds a degree in Music from Tennessee Tech University, where he studied with Dr. Eric Willie, Dr. Colin Hill, and Dr. Brad Meyer. His other teachers include Dr. Andrew Bliss, Brad Martin, Keith Brown, and Betty Smelcer.
Eric is a proud endorser of Innovative Percussion, Inc.
Front Ensemble Technician
Stephanie Maletz graduated from Carroll University located in the quaint town of Waukesha, Wisconsin with a Bachelor’s Degree in Instrumental Music Education. For several years, Stephanie taught middle school and high school within the School Districts of La Crosse and Janesville. Stephanie currently resides in San Antonio, Texas where she is finishing her Master’s Degree in Music Education at the University of Texas at San Antonio. At UTSA, Stephanie has been involved in the athletic percussion program including teaching the front ensembles for both the Spirit of San Antonio and UTSA Indoor Percussion under the direction of Ben Pyles.
Since moving to Texas, Stephanie has worked with several local programs throughout Southern Texas working as a freelance front ensemble specialist. Stephanie currently teaches the front ensemble at William H. Taft High School in San Antonio, Texas, and she is also on staff at Southwind Drum and Bugle Corps in Mobile, Alabama.
Front Ensemble Technician
Brandon is a recent graduate of Texas Christian University and is currently the Assistant Percussion Director and Piano instructor at Red Oak High School in Red Oak, TX.
As a performer, he spent three summers participating in Drum Corps International as a member of the Santa Clara Vanguard in 2015 and 2016 when he earned the Fred Sanford High Percussion Award, as well as the Blue Knights in 2014. At TCU, Brandon participated in several ensembles including the marching band, concert bands, and percussion orchestra under the direction of Dr. Brian West which performed at the Percussive Arts Society International Convention in 2015 after winning the PAS International Percussion Ensemble Competition.
As an educator, Brandon has worked with many programs across Texas including the Guardians Drum and Bugle Corps, Martin HS in Arlington, Duncanville HS, George Ranch HS in Houston, Roots Percussion Independent, and several others. Brandon is also an active composer and arranger for marching bands and indoor ensembles in Texas and Arizona.
Front Ensemble Technician
Kolby Kelly is the Percussion Director at Lamar High School in the Arlington ISD, where he coordinates all percussion activities in the Lamar cluster.
During his career, Kolby has performed with the Crossmen Drum and Bugle Corps, the Revolution Drum and Bugle Corps, the Madison Scouts Drum and Bugle Corps, Surround Sound Indoor Percussion, and Vigilantes Indoor Percussion. He has also performed percussion ensembles in many different countries with the Network Percussion Ensemble including England, France, Italy, Austria, Switzerland, Germany, Australia, and Spain.
Kolby served as the Assistant Percussion Director at Liberty High School for two years where he helped oversee all percussion activities from grades 6-12. Kolby has also worked with Berkner High School, Boswell High School, and Norman North High School. In the summer of 2015, Kolby was the Front Ensemble Coordinator for the Guardians Drum and Bugle Corps. In 2015 Kolby taught the Vigilantes Indoor Percussion front ensemble, and is glad to be back in 2018!
Randy has been on the instructional staff for ViP since its inaugural season in 2013. He has been involved in the North Texas Indoor scene for a decade, marching with Surround Sound Percussion, Tyler Junior College Indoor, Imperial Percussion Theater and the Spirit of Atlanta Drum & Bugle Corps.
As an educator, Randy has become the cymbal guru of the DFW area, and is always in high demand. He has served as the cymbal instructor for Genesis Drum & Bugle Corps and the nationally recognized Boswell High School drum line for multiple years, as well as numerous other high schools in the DFW metroplex
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Jenne is a new resident to the Fort Worth area, and is currently a third grade ESL teacher in Keller Independent School District. She graduated from Texas State University with a bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education in 2016. Along with her passion of teaching elementary school, Jenne is also very involved in the performing arts. Over the past 11 years, she has taught and performed in multiple percussion ensembles.
As a cymbal instructor, Jenne has worked with many organizations in the central Texas area including Guardians Drum and Bugle Corps (2016-2018) and 5points Independent Indoor Percussion (2016-2017). She has molded the cymbal lines of Sandra Day O’Connor High School (2012-2018), Winston Churchill High School (2015-2017), Jack C. Hays High School (2015) and New Braunfels High School (2014).
Jenne's marching experience extends beyond the scholastic realm. As a performer, Jenne spent her time marching cymbals for Monarch Independent, Teatro Indoor Percussion and Genesis Drum and Bugle Corps. In 2009, Jenne's high school cymbal line was the recipient of the PASIC “Best Cymbals” caption award.
Colin Davis graduated in 2011 from Michigan State University with a degree in human physiology. His experience in marching percussion began in 2002 with the Waterford Mott Drumline. From 2007 to 2009 he marched cymbals with NorthCoast Academy from Saginaw, Michigan and aged out with them in 2011. He spent two years as a cymbal player in the Michigan State Drumline (2008-2009) under the direction of Dr. Jon Weber while performing in numerous clinics, competition exhibitions, and two bowl games. In 2010 Colin aged out with Teal Sound Drum and Bugle corps (Jacksonville, FL) as a part of their cymbal line in the corps world class debut season.
Colin was the cymbal instructor with Teal Sound Drum and Bugle Corps in 2011 and 2012, and taught the cymbal line at Legends Drum and Bugle corps (Kalamazoo, MI) in 2014 and recently taught the 2017 and 2018 Guardians Drum and Bugle Corps cymbal line. Colin was previously the cymbal instructor and a part of the creative cymbal design with NorthCoast Academy from 2012 to 2016. Colin has been a cymbal instructor and consultant for multiple WGI Finalists including Stryke Percussion, 2015 WGI Scholastic A Champion Lake Orion Percussion, Huron Valley Percussion, Farmington United Percussion, and 5points Percussion.
Colin currently resides in Michigan with his wife.
Moises received his Bachelor's Degree in Music Education from the University of North Texas. While at UNT, he performed in many ensembles including the Concert Band, Symphonic Band, Wind Symphony, Gamelan, Steel Band, South Indian, Classical Percussion Ensembles, and the UNT Drumline. Moises has studied with Paul Rennick, Christopher Deane, Mark Ford, and many other faculty at UNT.
Moises was fortunate to study with Andrew Hoskins at the nationally renowned North Shore HS Indoor Drum Line program. He was also a member of the award winning Santa Clara Vanguard Percussion section in 2014, 2015, and aged out in 2016.
Moises is currently the Director of Percussion at Martin High School in Arlington, Tx. Today, he continues to play percussion with small groups and ensembles in the area.
Ryan Oster is a Music Education student in his last year at the University of North Texas. Along with his classes, Ryan has worked with various schools in the Dallas/Fort Worth area (Newman Smith High School, Denton Guyer High School, Northwest High School, Azle High School) where he has acted as a Marching Band Technician with an emphasis on visual technique, choreography, and design and most recently has started to work with Indoor Winds. His marching band and Drum Corps experience comes from working with the University of North Texas Green Brigade for 3 years, marching with the Madison Scouts for 3 years (2015-2017), and teaching on the visual staff of the Madison Scouts (2018). Ryan also works closely with Forward Performing Arts’ leadership program and has gone to teach at different schools and the University of Texas-Arlington Drum Major and Leadership Camp.
Kaitlin Marsh is originally from South Florida, and has marched in both WGI and DCI groups. Her marching experience includes Blue Stars Drum Corps (LaCrosse, WI) in 2015-2016, as a member of the Color Guard and Age Out in the 2016 season. She was a member of INFINITY Percussion (Orlando, FL) in 2016-2017, and aged out with Vigilantes Indoor Percussion in 2018- all as a member of the Visual Ensembles.
She moved to Texas in 2017 to continue her education at UT-Dallas as a Master’s Student in Speech-Language Pathology, and is planning to graduate in May.
Kaitlin is very excited to join the visual team this winter for ViP!
Born and raised in London, England, Lara Rogers has an extensive Color Guard background. She began Winter Guard at the age of 2, competing with the Winter Guard United Kingdom Circuit, and spent 17 consecutive seasons there, resulting in numerous British Championship titles. In 2012, she joined Mayflower Performing Arts and spent 2 years there preparing for the Winter Guard International World Championships in 2013, in which the group advanced to World Class finals.
Lara began her drum corps performing career in 2008 and finished to The Company Performance Ensemble in 2012 which led to a European Championship. She went on to be a Color Guard performer in the DCI World Champion Carolina Crown for the 2012 and 2013 seasons.
Starting a new life in the States shortly after her DCI experience, Lara began teaching, choreographing and conducting clinics for many schools in Texas and Western Arkansas. She is currently the Colorguard Director at Timber Creek High School.
Stuart is an educator, clinician and performer in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. He currently serves as Assistant Director and Director of Percussion at Boswell High School, instructing the front ensemble, percussion ensemble and indoor drumline, as well as the Boswell Sub Non-Varsity band. During his time at Boswell BPD (Boswell Pioneer Drumline) has been a two time World Class Semi Finalist at WGI World Championships and has been a Three time NTCA Champion. Stuart is a graduate of Texas A&M-Commerce, receiving a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Performance and studying with Brian West, Paul Rennick, Nate Buonviri, Kennan Wylie and Michael Varner.
Throughout his career, Stuart’s ensembles have achieved multiple championship titles and awards. His marching ensembles have placed first at numerous competitions, including the Plano, HEB, Crowley and Lone Star Drumline Competitions,. Under Stuart’s direction, his concert percussion ensembles have achieved multiple division 1 ratings at Texas State Solo & Ensemble, won the call for tapes and performed at the 2009 Music For All National Percussion Festival, and performed with guest artists Michael Burritt, Steve Smith, Lalo Davila and Ignacio Berroa. In addition, Stuart is the founder and director of Network Percussion Ensemble, an international touring group that offers its students the opportunity to perform on a world-stage. Since 2011 they have performed in Australia, Spain, Italy. London, Paris, Honolulu and in 2017 will be performing in Ireland.
Stuart has also spent over 20 years in the drum and bugle corps activity, as a member, instructor, caption head, arranger and program coordinator. He marched Lone Star Drum & Bugle Corps from 1993 until aging out in 1997. After that, he spent ten years on the percussion and program staff at Pioneer Drum & Bugle Corps, followed by three years with Revolution Drum & Bugle Corps as a consultant and, later, the Program & Staff Coordinator. Stuart lives in Ft. Worth with his Wife Julia and daughter Margot.