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Doug MoserDoug Moser is currently Associate Director of Bands and Director of Percussion at Sebastian River High School and Sebastian River Middle School. He earned the Bachelor's degree in Percussion Performance from Rollins College in Winter Park, FL, and the Master's Degree in Percussion Performance from the University of South Florida in Tampa. He is the former director of the University of South Florida Herd of Thunder Drumline (2006-2014) and created the WGI championship finalist Brahma Percussion Ensemble independent indoor drumline (2007-2010). Mr. Moser previously served as Assistant Director of Bands and Director of Percussion at P.R. Wharton High School in Tampa, FL (2008-2016). At Wharton, his percussion students were honored to perform at the 2011 and 2013 Florida Music Educators Association Professional Development Conference, the 2012 Florida Day of Percussion, several USF McCormick Marimba Festivals, and earned the 2014 and 2015 FMBC Championships Class 3A Best Percussion Award, as well as the 2016 FFCC Marching Scholastic A Silver Medal.


Mr. Moser is co-author of Masterworks for Mallets, a collection of fifty classic pieces transcribed and arranged for keyboard percussion. He appears on the McCormick Percussion Group recordings "Culture Samples: Concerti with Flute and Percussion Orchestra" on Capstone Records, and "Music for Keyboard Percussions" on Ravello Records. Mr. Moser served eight years as Principal Percussionist with the Florida Wind Band in Tampa, and has also performed with the Sarasota Orchestra, Southwest Florida Symphony, Space Coast Pops, Bach Festival Orchestra, and Messiah Choral Society. Mr. Moser holds memberships with the Florida Bandmasters Association, Percussive Arts Society, and is an honorary member of the Kappa Kappa Psi and Pi Kappa Lambda music societies. He keeps an active schedule as an in-demand arranger, clinician, and adjudicator throughout Florida. His percussion students have earned positions with the Florida All-State Bands, national summer music festivals, gone on to perform with major drum corps and indoor drumlines, and have studied percussion at leading universities.


Kevin vonKampenKevin vonKampen is the Assistant Director of Bands and director of the percussion, guitar, and keyboard programs at Wharton High School. He is also the Percussion Director for the University of South Florida Herd of Thunder Marching Band. Mr. vonKampen graduated from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln with a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education and earned a Master’s Degree in Percussion Performance from USF. While attending USF, he served as a Graduate Assistant for the HOT Marching Band, conducted the Rumble Basketball Band, and assisted with teaching several music education courses including conducting and marching band methods.


As a performer, Kevin is active in solo, concerto, chamber, and large ensemble works. He appears on the McCormick Percussion Group recordings >Plot: Music for Unspecified Instrumentation and> Plugged and Unplugged: The Music of Ciro Scotto both released by Ravello Records, and on >USF Wind Ensemble at Carnegie Hall released by Mark Custom Recordings. He also serves as principle percussionist of the Florida Wind Band in Tampa. In addition to his duties with Wharton and USF, Kevin is also an active educator and clinician throughout the Tampa Bay area, working several music camps and festivals. His primary teachers include Robert McCormick, Al Rometo, Tony Falcone, and Dana Murray.


Michael SammonsMichael Sammons, D.M.A. currently serves as the Percussion Area Head at the University of Utah. In addition to his work with the Utah Symphony Orchestra, he performs with the Ballet West Orchestra, Pioneer Theater Company and is a frequent guest artist with NOVA (New Music Chamber Series) and Utah Chamber Artists. As a performer, Sammons is recognized as a versatile performer in solo and chamber, symphonic, marching percussion and non-western musical styles. His work can be heard on NPR, ESPN, local media outlets and various recording projects with the Utah Symphony. He has appeared nationally as a guest artist and clinician including multiple performances at the Percussive Arts Society International Convention (PASIC). He has performed with orchestras in Florida, Arizona and Alabama where he was percussionist / assistant timpanist with the Mobile Symphony Orchestra from 2008-2012. He is an artist endorsee for Vic Firth Sticks/Mallets, Remo Drumheads, Sabian Cymbals, Grover Pro Percussion and a Yamaha Performing Artist.


An active educator, Sammons has appeared extensively throughout the U.S. and in Brazil, has presented at various Percussive Arts Society “Days of Percussion”, National Association for Music Education, and numerous state Music Educators Association Conventions. Sammons has served on the Executive Committee for the Percussive Arts Society as well as other various officer positions and is a contributing author to Percussive Notes and PAS Educators’ Companion. Sammons served as President for the Utah PAS Chapter from 2013-2016. Sammons previously served as the Director of Percussion at the University of South Alabama (2008-2012) where he founded the USA Jag’ Drumline, USA Steel Band and World Music Group, touring extensively throughout the region. Sammons continues to act as director and co-founder of the Treasure Coast Percussion Camp held in Vero Beach, Florida established in 2005. 

 

Michael Sammons received his Doctorate of Musical Arts degree in Percussion Performance from the University of Arizona, where he served as Graduate Teaching Assistant and Director of the UA Steel Band Program from 2003-2007. He received the 2007 Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant award for the UA College of Fine Arts. He earned the Master of Music degree in Percussion Performance from the University of Arizona in 2005 and the Bachelor of Music degree in Music Education, with a Performer’s Certificate, from the University of Florida in 2002. His travels abroad include Trinidad, Ghana and Brazil.


Sean PhillipsSean Phillips received his Bachelor of Science in Broadcast Journalism from the University of South Florida. While at USF, Sean was a member in the Herd of Thunder Marching Band (1999-2001) where he served as the school’s first drum line captain. Sean has served as percussion director for numerous Tampa area high schools. He most recently served as director of percussion for Gaither High School (2011-2014) Bay Area Percussion (2011-2014), and Plant High School (2015-2016). Sean is currently the TV & Film Production teacher at Howard W. Blake High School - School of the Arts in Tampa, Florida.



Tim PerryTim Perry is an active percussionist, composer, and educator. He received his Bachelor’s degree in music education from Indiana Wesleyan University, and his Masters degree in percussion performance from Indiana University. While living in Indiana, Tim performed numerous times with the Marion Philharmonic Orchestra as well as taught and directed various high school indoor and outdoor marching groups. During this time is when his prowess in the marching arts became known. He was the assistant instructor for the Indiana University Marching Hundred Drumline for the 2014 marching season and was a four-year member of the Blue Stars Drum and Bugle corps playing snare drum from 2008-11. Tim was recently the percussionist for the internationally known touring brass group, Tim Zimmerman and the King’s Brass. The group tours from coast to coast, as well as overseas, performing over one hundred concerts a year. Presently, Tim lives in Lakeland, Florida, where he has taught at several high school percussion programs in central Florida, as well as Southeastern University, where he has been the assistant drumline director as well as an adjunct professor of music. Tim will soon make the move to Washington D.C. where he will begin his new career with the United States Army Band “Pershing’s Own.”