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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!
Front Ensemble Coordinator
Having been involved with percussion for over 18 years, Eric has performed and taught through various percussion settings including marching, concert, and non-traditional instruments while also successfully writing and teaching in the full band setting as well. As a well-versed and dynamic teacher, Eric has participated in both the traditional and competitive percussive fields as a full-percussionist playing various instruments as needed, while specializing in the art of tenor playing.
Professionally, Eric was formerly the founder and Executive Director for WGI Finalist REEF Independent Percussion Ensemble and is currently the Director and composer for MassFX Performance Group, and the Miami Heat Street Band Drumline.
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From San Juan, Puerto Rico, Jose is studying Neuroscience at the University of Central Florida. He is also a snare tec with the WGI percussion ensemble RIP TIDE! While living in South Florida he was a part of the WGI percussion ensemble REEF.
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