Percussion Staff

Elanders Frazier

Elanders Frazier

Battery Arranger/Percussion Co-caption Head
Elanders's Bio
Elanders Frazier is the Caption Head, Battery Arranger and Supervisor for Southwind Drum & Bugle Corps. He has been a percussion instructor, arranger, visual designer, adjudicator, and clinician for grade schools and independent ensembles in the Gulf Coast area since 2002.  He holds an A.A. in Business and a B.S.B.A. with a concentration in Management from the University of West Florida. His collegiate performance credits include: Pensacola State College (Wind Ensemble and Jazz Ensembles) and the University of West Florida Symphonic Band. His professional marching credits include Eminence Indoor, Spirit Drum & Bugle Corps, and Music City Mystique. He was inducted into the Gulfcoast Colorguard and Percussion Circuit Hall of Fame in 2018. Elanders is a member of the Percussive Arts Society, a percussion educator with Innovative Percussion.
John Gaal

John Gaal

Percussion Co-caption Head
John's Bio
John Gaal is a percussion specialist originally from Atlanta, Georgia now residing in Fort Worth, Texas. He holds a Masters of Music degree in Percussion Performance from Texas Christian University and a Bachelor of Music degree in Orchestral Performance from Bob Jones University.

John is an active educator in the marching arts. Having played with The Cavaliers Drum & Bugle Corps (2013, 2014, 2015) and Music City Mystique (2015 & 2016), John has had the opportunity to help Music City Mystique secure their 8th Independent World Championship win in 2017 and teach Vigilantes Indoor Percussion (2017-2019).

Currently John is a very active educator in the Dallas area: teaching as the Assistant Percussion Director at Southwest High School, teaching private lessons at three pyramid schools around the community, and freelancing. This will be John’s fifth year with Southwind Drum & Bugle Corps.

Battery Coordinator

Robert Dickens

Front Ensemble Coordinator

Ryan Reed

Ensemble Specialist

Dr. Greg Jackson

Front Ensemble Technicians

Neal Cain • Tyler Clevenger • Andrew Creech • Jeremy Logan • Stephanie Maletz • Juan Suarez

Battery Technicians

Nathan Ball • Patrick Bantugan • Mike Blakemore • Brandon Blankenstein • Jerry Charvat • Michael Coleman • Sean Collins • Daniel Cubas • David Galvan • Chase Hodge • Tyler Loncher • Spencer Murray • Taylor Poole • Colin Slavin • Cole Smith • Michael Sudduth