Colts Announce 2017 Percussion Team

October 4, 2016

The Colts are pleased to announce their percussion staff for the 2017 season. The team will be led by Caption Head and Battery Arranger Ben Pyles. Back with the Colts design team arranging the front ensemble book is David Nelson. Dave spent time working with Colts Program Coordinator Howard Weinstein at the Boston Crusaders. Ben and Dave will be able to provide a great conduit between the design and instructional teams.

Colts alum and former staff member Kent Lineberry will serve as percussion consultant, providing a holistic view of the percussion program and its fit within the music ensemble. Kent is currently the assistant band director and director of percussion in the Blue Springs School District in Blue Springs, Missouri. Kent brings with him over 20 years of experience performing, writing, adjudicating, and teaching within the marching arts.

The battery staff will be composed of new and old faces, including Oliver DeLotto, Andrew Barlow, Benjamin Braude, Aundray Edwards, Chelsea Levine, and Ryan Carberry.

Leading the front ensemble will be Greg Tsalikis and Jake Lyons. Greg is currently the percussion director and music arranger at Obra D. Tompkins High School in Katy, Texas. Jake is currently the executive director for the World Class WGI group Equinox Percussion, based in Athens, Georgia as well as the front ensemble coordinator at the University of Georgia. Returning to the front ensemble for the 2017 season are Jeremy Gurganious and Drew Brown.

CLICK HERE to view an updated 2017 staff list with bios for the percussion team members.

For Battery, Front Ensemble and Cymbals

Fill out an INFORMATION REQUEST to receive an audition packet for the instrument of your choice. If you have already submitted an Information Request for the 2017 season, an auction packet will be emailed to you very soon.

Visit the Colts website regularly to find out additional information regarding audition camps, travel details, 2017 general membership information, and more!

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