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Phil Summerall has been the Music Director and co‐founder of the South Florida Winter Guard Association’s Percussion Independent A‐Class 2009 Gold Medalist, AQUARIUS Percussion Ensemble. As of 2009‐2010 school year, he is also the Director of Percussion at Saint Lucie West Centennial High School in Port Saint Lucie, Florida. Phil was also an active
Dynasty Percussion educator since 2003‐2012 when he served as a percussion co‐educator for Vero
Beach High School and AQUARIUS Percussion Ensemble. Some of his teaching career has included BOA
finalists from Summerville, SC and Goose Creek class 4A Silver medalist for the state of South Carolina.
His career started with Jupiter high school and the Vero Beach High School, Pride of the Treasure Coast.
Also included, is Port St. Lucie High school and various middle schools.
Phil has had the pleasure to take lessons from some of the most respected, highly regarded, and
critically acclaimed percussionists in the business from yesterday to today. This list includes, but is not
limited to: piano lessons from Young and the Restless composer Jeffrey Osborne at age 8; various
college professors from Mike Gill at Northwestern University and Mike Mann from The University of
Miami and Phantom Regiment Drum and Bugle Corps. Other distinguished mentors and instructors
included Allan Murray of System Blue and Suncoast Sound Drum and Bugle Corp, SOA clinics with Tom
Float, Bill Belcher from Tift County, GA High, Dennis Johnson of the SouthWind Drum and Bugle Corps,
and James Sammons from Vero Beach High School. Along with his studies in Music, he also holds a
degree in computer science in the pursuit of his second lifelong dream to work for NASA. He currently
resides in his home town of Vero Beach, with his wife Angelina, and two kids Sara and Dylan who are
currently in their first WGI season with PIA ensemble, RIPTIDE!