The perfect team — experienced writers for some of the best drum corps corps and marching bands in the country, music educators, and adjudicators. We design, write, teach and judge shows for a living, giving you the best, most well-rounded product possible for your band.


Rob Stein

Rob Stein, Owner, Composer

Rob Stein is an experienced writer, designer, adjudicator, educator and performer.  Over 200 marching bands and drum corps across 40 states have used Rob's original compositions and arrangements, including The Baltimore's Marching Ravens, the largest music organization associated with the NFL.

Rob's drum corps experience is extensive in both DCI and DCA. Currently, Rob is the brass arranger for The Pioneer Drum and Bugle Corps. Previously, Rob has had the honor of writing for The Hawthorne Caballeros, The Skyliners, and Carolina Gold, who won the 2012 A Class DCA World Championships using Rob’s arrangements. As an instructor, Rob has been on staff with The Blue Devils B, The Cadets, The Jersey Surf, The Bushwackers, and numerous marching bands within Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

Rob has been judging nation wide for over 10 years, and is the Music Caption Head and Supervisor for the Cavalcade of Bands Marching Circuit

.As a marching member, Rob marched a total of eight years in DCI, six with the Jersey Surf ('99-'04) as a soprano soloist and drum major, and two years with the Concord Blue Devils ('05-'06) on upper lead trumpet.

Rob works full time as a composer/arranger. Before transitioning to full time composing, Rob was an elementary and middle school band director for 10 years. Rob is a graduate of The University of the Arts in Philadelphia, PA, holding both a Master's degree in music education and a Bachelor's degree in trumpet performance with an emphasis in jazz studies. As a music educator in both the private and public setting, his experience includes extensive work with drum corps, marching bands, jazz bands, wind ensembles, pit orchestras and private lesson studios. As a performer, Rob has had the privilege of playing with many incredible musicians, such as Dave Liebman, Slide Hampton, Carl Allen, George Rabbi, The Latin Express (Philadelphia, PA), The Slicked Up 9's (Bethlehem, PA), The Harry James Tribute Band and more.

Rob is also a competitive pro natural bodybuilder, and training/nutrition coach. 

Rob currently lives with his incredibly supportive wife, Katie, and two adorable dogs, in Flemington, NJ. 


Nathan Langford.jpg

Nathan Langford, Percussion

Nathan Langford lives in Los Angeles as a professional audio engineer, producer and composer.  Working with major clients ranging in all genres, from pop to electronic to TV/Film.  He also is a go-to for voice over recording, working with Grammy award winning voice actors and directors.

Nathan has 10 years experience composing for high school percussion.  In both the outdoor and indoor circuits he is known for energetic and achievable percussion books.  Taking from his experience in Los Angeles he brings a unique, cutting edge “Hollywood” sound to his arrangements and electronics sound design.

Nathan’s ear for electronics on the marching field and vast knowledge of synthesizer and sampling technology has allowed him to bring numerous high schools to the next level with the usage of electronics.

In 2010 Nathan was on percussion staff with The Cavaliers Drum and Bugle Corps, working with Michael McIntosh and Brian Tinkel; he also assisted with electronics/sound design.  In 2011 he was a sound design consultant.

From 2007-2009 Nathan served as the Electronics/Sound Design Consultant for the Bluecoats Drum and Bugle Corps. Working under Tom Rarick (2007-08) and Mike Jackson (2009). 

In 2014 Nathan started working with Ian Grom of Box Six, and Chino Hills High School as a sampling/sound design      consultant. From 2008-2013 Nathan was electronics/sound design consultant and later percussion staff for Gateway Indoor.


Maverick-1-Enlarged.jpg

Maverick Peterson, Percussion

Maverick Peterson is a musician that has served as a professional educator, arranger and consultant. An accomplished expert in his profession, Maverick has taught and consulted for over 50 marching percussion ensembles, composed and arranged over 50 shows for percussion and visual ensembles, and composed music for several independent short films media projects. He has performed with the Dallas Mavericks Drumline, FC Dallas Drumline, Golden State Warrior Drumline, Blue Devils Entertainment and Dynamic Rhythm Entertainment. As a prior member of the Insignia Indoor Drumline, Surround Sound Percussion and Blue Knights Drum & Bugle Corps, Maverick makes sure to always spread his expertise while seeking additional knowledge.

Maverick currently serves as the owner and primary music designer at Arena Music where he composes, arranges, and creates sound effects for indoor drumlines, winterguards, and marching band percussion ensembles. He acts as a consultant to numerous marching bands, helping them to incorporate electronics into their programs and streamline their front ensemble's setup.

Maverick is currently the Assistant Percussion Director at Richland High School in North Richland Hills, Texas. From 2013 to 2015, Maverick was the Front Ensemble Coordinator, Composer and Electronics Designer for Vigilantes Indoor Percussion, winning Open Class at the WGI Championships with the highest score in history in 2016. From 2014-2017, Maverick was on staff with the Blue Devils B Drum and Bugle Corps, becoming their front ensemble arranger and co-electronics designer in 2016.

 


Mike+Bishop+Headshot.png

Mike Bishop, Percussion

Mike Bishop is an experienced and active educator, designer, producer, musician, and international clinician. Mike's experience includes serving as the Front Ensemble Coordinator of the Crossmen Drum & Bugle Corps, the Front Ensemble Arranger of the George Mason University Indoor Drumline, the Front Ensemble Faculty and Social Media Team for the Carolina Crown Drum & Bugle Corps from 2010-2014, capturing a Drum Corps International World Championship in 2013. Additionally, Mike is a member of the Front Ensemble Faculty of Rhythm X & The X Academy and serves as the head of Media & Marketing for Invictus World, Inc. while holding a seat on the organization's Board of Directors.

After more than five years living in Austin, TX, Mike has returned to hie hometown of Philadelphia, PA with his wife, Kelsey. While in Austin, Mike served as the Front Ensemble Coordinator of the Cedar Park HS Timberwolf Band. Since joining the team in 2011, he and his colleagues have captured two UIL Texas Marching State Championships, a PASIC Marching Championship with Best Front Ensemble Caption, and a Lone Star Classic Drumline State Championship. Previously, Mike lived in the Dayton, OH area as the Percussion Director for Bellbrook HS from 2009-2011.

As a performer, Mike has over 30 combined seasons of performance experience with scholastic and independent groups in the pageantry arts including Riptide Percussion (2002), the Jersey Surf Drum & Bugle Corps (2002-2005), United Percussion (2003-2008), Carolina Crown (2006-2008), and a Winter Guard International World Championship with Rhythm X (2009). He also has been in performances for the NASCAR All*Star Drumline (2008), the Q-Stix™ Cleveland Cavaliers Basketball Drumline (2009), and Aerial Experience Productions (2010).

Immediately following his drum corps age out, Mike joined the staff of the 2009 Blue Stars Drum & Bugle Corps before heading back to Crown in 2010. In the WGI scene, Mike was on the staff of Redline Percussion for the 2010 & 2011 seasons. In 2014, he joined the staff of European X in The Netherlands before returning to Rhythm X as a staff member in 2015.

As a producer, Mike is experienced in creating soundtracks for short films, dance teams, and color guards, including the 2015 WGI Scholastic A Finalist Manor High School and Invictus winter guard, as well as samples and sound effects for the pageantry arts. He has composed and arranged hundreds of works for various scholastic, independent, and corporate programs.

Mike is a Yamaha Artist, and a proud endorser of Vic Firth sticks & mallets, and Remo drum heads. He has given clinics at the BOA Summer Symposium and throughout the United States, Europe, and Japan.


Sean Combes.png

Sean Combes, Percussion

Sean is a percussion designer living in the Houston, TX area where he is currently the Percussion Specialist for Elkins High School in the Fort Bend ISD as well as a staff member of the Spirit of Atlanta. He is active as a percussion arranger and clinician for numerous colleges and high schools across the country and his work can be found on Standing O Marching, Dynamic Marching, and Center X Productions. 

Sean attended Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, VA where he studied with Donald Bick and Howard Curtis, performing in the Wind Ensemble, Percussion Ensemble, and various solo and chamber groups. Sean was a member of the world champion Cavaliers Drum & Bugle Corps as well as a 2001 PASIC clinic participant. Sean is an active member of the Percussive Arts Society and is a proud endorser of Innovative Percussion sticks and mallets.


Dave Britton, Percussion

Dave Britton is currently the Director of Instrumental Music at Rancocas Valley Regional High School in Mount Holly, New Jersey and a freelance percussionist in the Philadelphia region.  At RVRHS, Dave directs the Wind Ensemble, Concert Bands, Orchestra, Jazz Ensemble, Percussion Ensemble and teaches numerous academic courses including Music Theory and Jazz Studies.  Under his direction from 2003-2012, the RVRHS Red Devil Marching won consecutive USSBA National Championships and State Championships (2009 & 2010) and two Northern States Championships (2004 & 2010).

Dave earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education from West Chester University where he studied percussion under Joe Goebel, Richard Fitz and Dr. Chris Hanning.  He has also collaborated with and taught alongside percussion legends John Beck, Jim Campbell and the late Fred Sanford.  Dave is currently completing his M.M. is Music Technology at WCU.

Dave has been teaching and composing in the marching arts for over 20 years and has worked with bands, drum corps and indoor percussion ensembles throughout the United States.  While on staff with the Timber Creek Regional High School Indoor Percussion Ensemble (Erial, NJ) in 2009 and 2010, the group won numerous local and regional championships including the 2010 WGI Percussion Scholastic A World Championship.  

As a freelancer, Dave can be heard in a wide array of musical settings.  He is equally at home in the classical repertoire - having performed with the Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra (MN), Allegro Sinfonia (MN), Saint Paul Civic Symphony (MN), and The Philharmonic of Southern New Jersey (NJ) – as well as in the pit performing for countless musical theater productions.  However, Dave’s real passion is behind the kit playing and recording with the extremely talented pool of musicians and songwriters in the Philly area.  

Dave is a long-standing member of the Percussive Arts Society and an advocate for comprehensive percussion education.  He currently serves as Percussion Coordinator for the New Jersey All-State Band.  David is proud to be a part of the Standing ‘O’ team!


Justin Mabry.png

Justin Mabry, Percussion

Justin Mabry is currently an Adjunct Professor of Percussion at Mars Hill University and a freelance percussionist residing in Winston-Salem, NC. Justin received his Masters of Music Degree from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro under the direction of Dr. Kristopher Keeton and his Bachelor of Music Degree from Mars Hill College under the direction of Dr. Brian Tinkel. Justin is the director of percussion at Ronald W. Reagan High School in Pfafftown, NC and is the ensemble director and battery arranger for Wake Forest Independent indoor percussion ensemble. Additionally, Justin was the battery arranger for Carolina Gold Drum & Bugle Corps (2009-2013) and the percussion arranger for Coastal Surge Drum & Bugle Corps (2013). During his time as percussion caption head, Carolina Gold became the 2012 DCA A-Class World Champions and the percussion program received the 2010, 2011 & 2012 High Percussion award. Justin is also a featured arranger on Standing O Marching and has been an instructor and clinician for the MulTiPerc summer percussion camp. Justin teaches private lessons and is a percussion instructor, arranger, and clinician for several schools in North Carolina, South Carolina, Kentucky, and Virginia as well as an adjudicator for several band circuits.

In addition to studying with Dr. Keeton and Dr. Tinkel, Justin has studied under and worked with several of percussion's biggest icons including Mr. John Beck Jr., Dr. Brian Mason, Dr. Luis Rivera, Ian Hale, Tyler Dempsey, Allen Joanis, Teddy Holcomb, Chris Romanoswki, and Eric Miller.

As a performer, Justin is one of the founding members of 10-Can Percussion, an NC based professional percussion ensemble. He has performed with the Greensboro Symphony Orchestra, Johnson City Symphony Orchestra, Southern Appalachian Repertory Theatre, and the Carolina Theatre in Greensboro, NC. While at Mars Hill College, he participated in marching band, percussion ensemble, marimba band, jazz band, and wind symphony. He participated in Drum Corps International as a member of the Teal Sound Drum and Bugle Corps in 2004, receiving the High Percussion award, and Carolina Crown Drum and Bugle Corps in 2005 and 2006. He also participated in Winter Guard International as a member of Odyssey Percussion Theater in 2008. Most recently Justin participated in the University of North Carolina at Greensboro’s wind ensemble (2013 host of the CBDNA National Conference), university symphony orchestra, and percussion ensemble.

Justin is an Alumni of Phi Mu Alpha, a member of Percussive Arts Society and an artist/clinician for Innovative Percussion Inc., Remo Inc., and Dynasty USA.


Jarrod Huntley.png

Jarrod Huntley, Drill

Founder of Marching Network, Jarrod Huntley is backed by over 20 years performing, judging, teaching, and designing in the marching band, winterguard and winter drums activity.

Fourteen of Jarrod's 20 plus year career has been spent working with two of the most premier groups in our activity: The Cadets and The Blue Devils drum corps. Jarrod served on the visual staff for the 18-time DCI champion Blue Devils from (2004-2010) and served as Visual Caption Head for the 10-time champion The Cadets from 2011 to 2013, helping lead the Cadets to a visual title in 2011 and the corps' 10th DCI victory; the first victory in over 5 years. In 2014 Jarrod moved back to the visual staff of the Blue Devils where he has worked continuously to this day.  

Jarrod is a regular adjudicator for both fall and winter seasons, and has judged competitions around the world.

Along with his teaching and judging accolades, Jarrod's drill writing has made it possible to work across the world and the country in places including: Europe, Japan, Indonesia, UK, Texas, Florida, California, Virginia, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Missouri, Illinois, Arizona, Colorado, and Nevada.

Jarrod has worked with many nationally know groups including:  The Company Drum Corps (UK), Marcus HS (Texas),  Union HS (Oklahoma), Flower Mound HS (Texas), Etiwanda H.S. (California), Fountain Valley HS (California), Marching Band Bontang PKT (Indonesia), The Cadets, The Concord Blue Devils, The Crossmen, Momentum Winter Drumline, and more.

Jarrod now resides in the Fort Worth , TX area where he lives with his amazing wife and the coolest daughter ever.  


peter_beckhart.jpg

Peter Beckhard, Drill

Peter Beckhart has performed, instructed, and designed many competitive shows in the marching arts. His performing experience includes six years of DCI, aging out with the Concord Blue Devils. Peter also performed with the Riverside Community College winter drum line in 2011 and 2012.

As a visual designer for fall marching programs, he currently writes the drill for Ayala High School (Chino Hills, CA), Savanna High School (Anaheim, CA), Coronado High School (El Paso, TX) and many other programs throughout California and across the country. Peter is also a sought after band choreographer for fantastic programs including Leander High School (Austin, TX), North Shore H.S. (Houston, TX), Ayala H.S. (Chino Hills, CA), Mt. Carmel H.S. (San Diego, CA), James E. Taylor HS (Katy, TX), and James Martin HS (Arlington, TX).

In the winter season, he has been working as a designer and choreographer for programs such as RCC, Ayala HS, Dark Sky Percussion, and many other programs throughout Southern California.

In the drum corps world, Peter taught the Blue Devils 'B' in 2012 and has been on visual staff of the 18-time World Champion Blue Devils Drum and Bugle Corps since 2013. He is also the drill designer for the Mandarins Drum and Bugle Corps from Sacramento, CA. 

Peter is humbled to have opportunities to work with some of the best programs and students in the world and is always striving to be a better instructor and designer. He lives in Fullerton, CA.


Austin Greene.png

Austin Greene, Drill

Austin Greene is a professional visual designer and instructor from Raleigh, NC. Mr. Greene is an adjudicator for Drum Corps International, Bands of America, Winter Guard International, and numerous local circuits. He served as an instructor and Visual Caption Head for The Cadets Drum and Bugle Corps from 2012-2015. Previously, Mr. Greene has served as Director of Bands at Concord High School in Concord, NC, and Director of Bands and Performing Arts Department Chair at Durham School of the Arts. In 2010, he was hired as an adjunct instructor at the Dublin Institute of Technology's National Conservatory of Music in Dublin, Ireland. He has served for four years as a program consultant for the Bands of America Grand National Finalist Kennesaw Mountain High School Marching Band and works with the Western Carolina University “Pride of the Mountains” Marching Band. Mr. Greene attended Western Carolina University where he earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in Music Education in 2003. He went on to earn his Master of Music in Conducting Degree from the University of Connecticut in 2006. Mr. Greene is in regular demand as a designer, clinician, and adjudicator throughout the United States and abroad.


2013-11-26 18.17.55.jpg

Chris Carrasco, Drill

Chris Carrasco currently resides in San Jose, CA, where he serves as a "double-threat" designer/educator working both with percussion programs and visual programs.  He is currently the percussion director of Live Oak High School (Morgan Hill, CA), the visual caption head of Homestead High School (Cupertino, CA), and the head choreographer for both the Vanguard Winter Percussion (Santa Clara, CA) and the Blue Devils B Corps. (Concord, CA).

Beyond his teaching assignments, Carrasco writes and designs shows for both the fall and winter idioms, and over the last decade has been responsible for the shows of over two dozen high school, middle school, and independent programs.  Beyond the traditional charted drill, he has also done extensive work staging Winterguard ensembles around the San Francisco bay area.

Living in the bay area his whole life, Carrasco started his drum corps career in 2004 with the Blue Devils B corps playing Euphonium.  He eventually made the switch to percussion, ending his DCI performing experience on Marimba.  His WGI performing background is both in Winterguard and Percussion, as he performed with Glenbrook Independent Winterguard (Concord, CA) for several years before becoming the drum set player for the Sacramento Freelancers Indoor Percussion (CA).  He is also well versed in concert percussion, and served as the principal percussionist for the San Jose State University Wind Ensemble before graduating with is BM in percussion performance in May 2013.


Eric.jpg

Eric Weingartner, Clinician

Eric is currently in his fifth year as the Associate Director of Bands at Homestead High School in Cupertino, California. He teaches the concert band, symphonic band, wind ensemble, and marching band.

In 2010 the Homestead marching band placed 3rd in WBA 4A/5A State Finals, in 2011 the Homestead marching band performed in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. In 2013, the Homestead marching band earned its highest score ever at WBA Grand Championships. Ensembles under his direction have received Superior and Unanimous Superior ratings at CMEA concert band festivals.

2014 marked Eric's third year as Brass Caption Head and Blue Devils B finished as DCI Open Class Champions, won the Best Brass Performance award, and finished 15th overall in World Class Semifinals competition.

In the fall of 2005 Eric began his undergraduate studies in music education at Arizona State University, where he studied with renowned tubist and Breathing Gym author, Sam Pilafian. In the spring of 2010, Eric earned his bachelors degree in music education from Butler University, where he sat principal euphonium in the wind ensemble and taught private lessons throughout the Indianapolis area.

Eric began his DCI career in 2002 with The Academy on baritone and completed seven consecutive seasons with the organization until his age out season in 2008.

Since moving to Northern California Eric has become very involved in the music community performing with the San Jose Wind Symphony, Silicon Valley Brass Band, San Jose Youth Symphony, Palo Alto Philharmonic and Chabot Wind Symphony. He currently maintains a private studio of tuba and euphonium players that have earned spots in the CBDA All-State Jr. High and High School Bands, as well as the Santa Clara County Honor Band.

Eric's professional affiliations include NAfME, Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, and the California Band Directors Association.