Phil Summerall 

Percussion Caption Head

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 season of DCI with Heat Wave.


Neal Cain

Front Ensemble Coordinator

Neal is an active composer, arranger, and educator based in
Southern Florida. Neal is attends Palm Beach State College where he studies Audio Engineering and Composition. He has taught many schools throughout his career and is dedicated to educating young
adults through music and mentorship in personal growth and development. Currently, Neal serves as the Front Ensemble Coordinator and Arranger for John I Leonard HS, while also having worked with several other ensembles including William T. Dwyer HS, Santaluces HS, Forest Hill HS, and Jupiter HS which
have all won a superior rating in their prospective classes. In 2018, Neal was hired at Standing ‘O’ Marching where he works as a Percussion Arranger. His marching experience includes REEF
Independent in 2015 and STRYKE Percussion from 2016-2019. During this time he has won a WGI Championship and Fan Favorite. This will be Neal’s first season with Heat Wave Drum & Bugle Corps.

Isaac Rizzo

Front Ensemble Technician

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 season.


Eric Reyes

Front Ensemble Technician

Eric is an educator in South Florida that has recently
moved here from the West Coast. He was a part of both the marching band and winter drumline for Great Oak HS in Temecula, CA. Aside from teaching his school’s A Class Ensemble, he spends his spare time actively in the marching arts community. Eric serves
as the Front Ensemble Coordinator at Jensen Beach HS, along
with instructing at many other schools, such as Coral Springs HS, Marjory Stoneman Douglas HS, Somerset Academy HS West Broward HS, Great Oak HS, Temecula Valley HS, and Chaparral HS. His
marching experience includes STRYKE 2018-2019 along with numerous clinics held by RCC and Pulse Percussion. This will be Eric’s first season with Heat Wave Drum & Bugle Corps.

Christyn Vail 

Front Ensemble Technician

Christyn is a percussion educator and a full-time student at Nova
Southeastern University. She attended Gaither High School in Tampa, Florida, where she was very active in the marching band and indoor percussion program placing Top 3 in Percussion at FMBC State
Championships. As a freshman in college, Christyn spends her spare time giving private lessons to other aspiring musicians. Her marching experience other then high school includes electronics at STRYKE and
attending various clinics across the state. This will be Christyn’s first season with Heat Wave Drum & Bugle Corps.

Dray Petree 

Snare Technician

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 was a member of the Carolina Gold Drum and Bugle corps bassline and was Gate City center snare. Currently, Dray is the Snare Tech Eastern Randolph Drumline Bunkem Beats.


Christian Travieso 

Snare Technician

Christian Travieso is an art major at USF and has been a percussion instructor since he graduated
high school in 2012. Christian marched for Marcato Independent for 4 years, and taught at Heat Wave in 2016 and 2017. He is also involved in indoor percussion as well; he taught at Ancient City Ensemble in 2018 and just finished his first season with INFINITY 3 this year. Christian is excited to be returning back to Heat Wave for the 2019 season.

AJ Woolery

Tenor Technician

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 Blakemore

Bass Technician

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.


Ian Stowell

Bass Technician
Ian joins Heat Wave staff for his first season. With 11 total seasons of marching experience under his belt, he has had the privilege of receiving a gold medal with his high school, in La Porte Indiana, two back to back WGI Open Class silver medals, and 4 seasons of World Class marching experience. Ian spent his time performing a
variety of places and instruments, including; Pioneer Indoor’s cymbal line 2014-2016, Cavaliers Indoor’s cymbal line 2017 and 2018, Pioneer Drum and Bugle Corps cymbal line in 2016, aging out on a summer of bass drum in 2018, with his most recent experience being Inov8 Winter Percussion’s 2019 bass line.
Currently, Ian is the arranger and percussion coordinator at Buchanan High School, and is preparing for his final winter season of WGI.

Tim Chatwood 

Sound Engineer

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.