- Elanders FrazierBattery Arranger/Percussion Co-caption Head
- John GaalPercussion Co-caption Head
- Dr. Greg JacksonPercussion Consultant
- Ryan ReedFront Ensemble Arranger/Technician
- Terry SandersDesign and Percussion Consultant
- Mel McComberElectronics Technician
- CJ BarrowFront Ensemble Technician
- Andrew CreechFront Ensemble Technician
- Jennifer LewisFront Ensemble Technician
- Isabell LiaoFront Ensemble Technician
- Jeremy LoganFront Ensemble Technician
- Stephanie MaletzFront Ensemble Technician
- Nathan BallBattery Technician
- Patrick BantuganBattery Technician
- Brandon BlankensteinBattery Technician
- Thomas BrelandBattery Technician
- Jerry CharvatBattery Technician
- Michael ColemanBattery Technician
- Sean CollinsBattery Technician
- Daniel CubasBattery Technician
- Robert DickensBattery Technician
- David GalvanBattery Technician
- Chase HodgeBattery Technician
- Spencer MurrayBattery Technician
- Jeffrey PetersonBattery Technician
- Taylor PooleBattery Technician
- Colin SlavinBattery Technician
- Cole SmithBattery Technician
- Michael SudduthBattery Technician
Dr. Greg Jackson
Ryan received a B.M. in Music Education from Kent State University where he studied percussion with Ted Rounds. As a performer in the marching arts, Ryan was a front ensemble member of Matrix Percussion from 2006-2008, taking part in the ensembles European tour in 2008. He was also a member of the Empire Statesmen Drum and Bugle Corps in 2007 and 2009, and the Glassmen Drum and Bugle Corps in 2008. In 2016, Ryan performed with Matrix International for the 2016 Chaiayi City International Band Festival in Chiayi City, Taiwan.
In addition to teaching, Ryan is a designer for marching bands and indoor drumlines around the country with Ferguson Design Solutions. Ryan is also an endorser for Innovative Percussion.
Ryan is very excited to be with Southwind for the 2019 season.
Terry was the Percussion Caption Head and arranger for the Florida Wave Drum and Bugle Corps from 1980 – 81. Mr. Sanders is currently the Director of Percussion at Escambia High School in Pensacola, Florida. Under his direction, the acclaimed Diamonds Indoor Percussion Ensemble has been mainstay in WGI Percussion since 1997 winning Regional Championships as well as being WGI World Championship finalist and semifinalist in PSA PSO and PSW since 1997. He has served multiple years on the WGI Percussion Advisory Board. Mr. Sanders has been the featured clinician for numerous outdoor and indoor Judges associations and is a standing member of the Marching Percussion Committee for the Percussive Arts Society. Terry is a long time educational endorser for REMO Drum Heads, Innovative Percussion, Pearl/Adams Drums, and Sabian Cymbals. This is Terry’s 3rd year as the Program Coordinator for Freedom Percussion.
Isabell is currently studying Music Performance at Cal State Fullerton and hopes to manage a community arts center in her future career. This will be Isabell’s first year on staff with Southwind.
Jeremy was a member of The Cavaliers Drum and Bugle Corps Front Ensemble from 2004-2006. Jeremy has instructed the Auburn University Drumline and Front Ensemble, the Auburn University Steel Band, the UTSA Rhythm of San Antonio Indoor Drumline and is currently on the Percussion Staff at Southwind Drum and Bugle Corps.
Jeremy received a Master of Music Education degree from Auburn University in Auburn, AL where he studied percussion with Dr. Doug Rosener. He is also a graduate of Louisiana State University where he studied with Dr. Brett William Dietz and received a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education. Jeremy’s other primary teachers have been Dr. Greg Byrne, Troy Breaux, Brett Kuhn, Alan Miller, Erik Johnson, Jim Ancona, Matt Janus, and Jim Cassella.
Jeremy proudly endorses Innovative Percussion Sticks and Mallets. This will be Jeremy’s third year with Southwind.
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 Vigilantes Indoor Percussion located in Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas. This will be Stephanie’s second year on staff with Southwind.
Brandon is a member of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia and the Percussion Arts Society.
Thomas is currently attending UCF for Computer Science and serving as Percussion Coordinator at Freedom HS in Orlando, FL (since 2016).
His professional marching experience includes: Marcato PIO 2012, Ancient City Ensemble PIO 2014, Infinity PIW 2016-2017, (Section Lead in 2017), and Universal Orlando 2016-2017 as a Sweetbeats drummer.
This is Thomas’ first year with Southwind Drum and Bugle Corps.
After student teaching in the Austin area at Dripping Springs HS, Michael taught and lived in the DFW Metroplex the past few years. He has been an assistant band/percussion director in Fort Worth ISD and Aubrey ISD. Currently, he’s in his 2nd year as the percussion director at Clear Creek High School in Houston, Texas. He has also taught groups in Drum Corps International, serving as the bass tech for Guardians in 2014, and most recently as the bass tech for Genesis Drum and Bugle Corps in 2017. This will be Michael’s first year with Southwind.
Robert Dickens Jr. is an educator, arranger, and designer from Dothan, AL. He received his Bachelors of Music Industry from Troy University. During his tenure there, he performed with a myriad of collegiate ensembles as well as the DCI World Class Finalist GLASSMEN Drum & Bugle Corps.
Robert currently resides in Atlanta, GA where he provides percussion education products and services to band programs through FXETM. He is a member of the Salyers Percussion Education team and endorses their products exclusively. This will be Robert’s second year on staff with Southwind.
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. This will be David’s second year with Southwind.
Chase was a member of the Boston Crusaders Drum and Bugle Corps in 2008 and aged out with Spirit Drum and Bugle Corps in 2009.
Currently Chase resides in Hoover, Alabama where he is a school counselor at Louis Pizitz Middle School in Vestavia Hills. In his spare time, Chase enjoys playing drum-set, going to his kickboxing gym, listening to podcasts and spending time with his friends. This will be Chase’s first year on the Southwind Percussion staff.
Spencer then relocated to Orlando Florida in 2011. Since living in Orlando, he has worked with many ensembles including Infinity Percussion 2012 and 2014, Apopka HS, Lake Howell HS, Southeastern University, and was the Caption Head/Arranger for Boone HS from 2011-2015. Outside of teaching, Spencer has been an active performer with the Orlando Magic Rhythm’n’Blue drumline, and was a part of the opening cast of the Superstar Parade at Universal Studios, serving as the drum lead from 2012-2016. In 2018, Spencer graduated with his degree in Liberal Arts with a primary focus in Music and a secondary focus in Criminal Justice from Excelsior College.
Spencer currently resides in Clermont, FL with his Wife Lindsay, Daughter Harlynn, and their dog Kylo. This will be Spencer’s first year on staff with Southwind.
Outside of drum corps, he is entering his second year as director for Q2, an open class indoor unit. From 2016-2018, he served as one of Q2’s bass techs and had previously taught bass for Atlanta Quest in 2011, 2014, and 2015. He marched BAQ from 2007 to 2010 and helped begin AQ’s Alumni Association in 2014.
Jeffrey currently teaches the battery at Newnan HS and basses at Walton HS. He previously taught at South Cobb HS, Sprayberry HS, Northgate, HS, Union Grove HS, Luella HS, and Osborne HS. He graduated from the University of West Georgia with a BA in English and the MFA program of Sarah Lawrence College in Bronxville, NY, with a degree in Writing. He currently serves on the board for Reverie Winterguard while also teaching English Composition at the University of West Georgia and editing poetry for Madcap Review.
As a performer, she was an active member of the marching percussion world, performing in both Drum Corps International and Winter Guard International. Taylor was a member of the tenor lines of both Spirit of Atlanta (2011-2013) and Gateway Indoor (2013-2014) under the instruction of Chris Hestin, Ben Pyles, and Michael McIntosh respectively. She is an active educator in the Southeast US working with various programs including Kennesaw Mountain High School (Kennesaw, GA), Flowery Branch High School (Flowery Branch, GA), Atlanta Corps Vets (Rockmart, GA), Drew Charter School (Atlanta, GA), Mandarins Drum and Bugle Corps (Sacramento, CA), Palmetto Percussion (Central, SC) and most recently with Equinox Percussion (Athens, GA). Outside of the marching realm, she attended the Chosen Vale International Percussion Seminar in Enfield, New Hampshire where she was asked to perform a solo work on the seminar’s final concert.
When she is not performing or teaching, Taylor is very active in the marketing and entertainment fields. Her most notable and recent experiences include working with the live entertainment venue and festival coordinator, Rival Entertainment; as well as with The Recording Academy, the organization responsible for the GRAMMY’s. She most recently served as the organization’s GRAMMY U Representative, acting not only as a liaison of the organization as a whole, but as the coordinator of the area’s surrounding College Campus GRAMMY U Ambassadors. She continues to work as an event assistant with The Recording Academy.
After recently completing her 200-hr Yoga Certification, she has further delved into health and wellness looking to combine music and yoga to promote higher physical performance from performers. Excited for the upcoming season, she is looking forward to working with Southwind this summer!
He writes “DCI is an indescribable experience for all involved. I am very excited for the 2019 edition of the Southwind percussion section and I believe the sky is the limit for what the members can achieve.”