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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
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
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Isaac is a graduate of Belmont University in Nashville, TN with a bachelors in music education. Isaac has taught at several schools in the middle Tennessee area including McGavock High School and Independence High School.
During his time in High School, he was primarily a snare drummer and continued to play snare at the Vanderbilt University Spirit of Gold after graduating, while also expanding his horizons by playing timpani for Music City Drum Corps in 2016 and Rack for Music City Mystique in 2017 & 2018. Currently, Isaac can be seen playing Vibraphone for Music City Mystique for his age out
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Dray joins Heat Wave for his first season with the Heat Wave percussion staff. In 2018 Dray was a member of Pioneer Drum and Bugle Corps Snareline. In 2017 he was a member of Paradigm Percussion quad line and Revelation Percussion snare line who became WGI Open Class Finalist. Dray currently attends Appalachian State University where he is a member of the snare line.
During 2016 Dray
With over 15 years of drumming, AJ has marched with the following groups: Flanagan high school (WGI PSO), University of Miami marching band, STYRKE PERCUSSION (WGI PIW) and aged out with DCI Kiwanis Kavaliers. AJ has also taught at various high schools in south Florida, (WGI PIA) AQUARIUS PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE, and currently with (WGI PIA) RIPE TIDE
Michael joins the Heat Wave Percussion staff for his first season. During the last 3 seasons, Michael spent his time with Audio Theater Percussion on bass 2. Michael attended MT Juliet High School where he marched 2 indoor seasons with the WGI PSW Finalist on bass. The last two season he spent his time on the snare line for his college band at Bethel University.
This past summer Michael marched bass with Pioneer Drum and Bugle Corps. Currently, Michael teaches the bassline at McGavock High School (Nashville) WGI PSA finalist for the past 2 years, He also teaches the drumline line at Goodpasture Christian School in Nashville. Both McGavock and Goodpasture Christian schools compete in BOA during fall. Michael also spent some time with Station Camp High School indoor as the Visual Coordinator in Nashville.
Currently, he is on the visual and battery staff with Axis Percussion Independent. This upcoming fall Michael will start his new role as the Cumberland University Battery Coordinator.
Tim Chatwood (ASCAP) is a composer/percussionist and Audio Engineer currently based in Colorado. A native of Northern Nevada, he received a Bachelor of Arts in Music, and his Master’s in Music Composition from the University of Nevada, Reno. He has studied composition under Dr. James Winn, Dr. Jean-Paul Perrotte, Dr. Stephen Blumberg and percussion under Dr. Andrew Heglund.
During his time at the University of Nevada, Tim was a member of the Wolf Pack Marching Band for three years marching cymbals. He also performed in Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Band, Percussion Ensemble, and Orchestra. Tim was a member of eNVision Percussion Theatre front ensemble in 2008 and 2010.
As an Audio Engineer, Tim studied Recording Arts under Tom Gordon at the University of Nevada. There, he was an assistant engineer on several projects. He went on to earn an internship at Imirage Sound Lab in Sparks, Nevada under Tom Gordon where he has assisted on recordings for local and national acts.
Tim has worked with several marching percussion sections and indoor groups as a front ensemble and sound/samples tech as well as teaching percussion privately. He currently works with Black Diamond Percussion, in Colorado Springs, Colorado, working with the front ensemble rhythm section and is the groups audio tech. Tim also consults for many groups in Nevada, Colorado, and California. He is proudly endorsed by Innovative Percussion Sticks/Mallets This will be Tim’s first season with Heat Wave Drum & Bugle Corps.