Instructional Staff

Joshua Montgomery | Batterie Caption Head

Joshua Montgomery is a percussion technician and instructor for schools and organizations in the metro-Atlanta area and the Southeast. Currently Josh is the batterie coordinator and percussion instructor at Mill Creek High School and Osbourne Middle School in Gwinnett County. He has been on staff with the Boston Crusaders (2016) and Spirit of Atlanta (2014,15,17) in the summers, and with Equinox (since it was Palmetto in 2015) in the winter. Josh was a part of Atlanta Quest’s 2010, Spirit of Atlanta’s 2011-2013, and Music City Mystique 2013-2014 productions. He was also member of the University of Georgia Redcoat Marching Band from 2009-2012.

Joshua Montgomery is a percussion technician and instructor for schools and organizations in the metro-Atlanta area and the Southeast. Currently Josh is the batterie coordinator and percussion instructor at Mill Creek High School and Osbourne Middle School in Gwinnett County. He has been on staff with the Boston Crusaders (2016) and Spirit of Atlanta (2014,15,17) in the summers, and with Equinox (since it was Palmetto in 2015) in the winter. Josh was a part of Atlanta Quest’s 2010, Spirit of Atlanta’s 2011-2013, and Music City Mystique 2013-2014 productions. He was also member of the University of Georgia Redcoat Marching Band from 2009-2012.

Lisa Ha | Visual Technician/Choreographer

Lisa has been a part of the colorguard activity for over 12 years and is a native of cobb county schools, graduating from Pope High School.  After graduating in 2008, she continued on to Carolina Crown, Santa Clara Vanguard, and Phantom Regiment, where her passion for the activity grew and developed even more. During the winter season, Lisa has had the pleasure of marching in various winter guards including: Crownguard, Pride of Cincinnat, Paramount. In 2009, she began sharing her experiences and knowledge with other students in technique and skills, working with groups such as: Pope High School, Norcross High School, River Ridge High School, Director and Choreography for Allatoona High School, Troopers Drum and Bugle Corp, Kennesaw Mountain High School, and Paramount Winterguard.  She currently attends Kennesaw State University for her B.S. in Exercise Science as a pre-professional preparation in Physical Therapy, with a Minor in Dance. She will continue to share and develop her knowledge and skills to better train and treat athletes in the area.

Lisa has been a part of the colorguard activity for over 12 years and is a native of cobb county schools, graduating from Pope High School. 

After graduating in 2008, she continued on to Carolina Crown, Santa Clara Vanguard, and Phantom Regiment, where her passion for the activity grew and developed even more. During the winter season, Lisa has had the pleasure of marching in various winter guards including: Crownguard, Pride of Cincinnat, Paramount.

In 2009, she began sharing her experiences and knowledge with other students in technique and skills, working with groups such as: Pope High School, Norcross High School, River Ridge High School, Director and Choreography for Allatoona High School, Troopers Drum and Bugle Corp, Kennesaw Mountain High School, and Paramount Winterguard. 

She currently attends Kennesaw State University for her B.S. in Exercise Science as a pre-professional preparation in Physical Therapy, with a Minor in Dance. She will continue to share and develop her knowledge and skills to better train and treat athletes in the area.

Brandon Lindsey | Snare Technician 

Brandon has been involved with multiple drum corps and indoor ensembles.  His most prominent involvements were with Carolina Crown in 2011-2012 and Music City Mystique in 2012-2013, both of which he marched snare drum.  Brandon also marched snare for The University of Alabama’s Million Dollar Band from 2011-2015.  Brandon received a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from The University of Alabama and currently works for Milliken and Company as a Production Manager at a finishing plant for specialty fabrics. 

Brandon has been involved with multiple drum corps and indoor ensembles.  His most prominent involvements were with Carolina Crown in 2011-2012 and Music City Mystique in 2012-2013, both of which he marched snare drum.  Brandon also marched snare for The University of Alabama’s Million Dollar Band from 2011-2015. 

Brandon received a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from The University of Alabama and currently works for Milliken and Company as a Production Manager at a finishing plant for specialty fabrics. 

Forrest Eagle | Snare Technician

Forrest Eagle is from Tuscaloosa, AL and is earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Audio Production at Middle Tennessee State University. He attended the University of Alabama where he marched four seasons with the snare line of the Million Dollar Band and then became a performing member with the 7-time WGI World Champions Music City Mystique for the 2013 and 2014 seasons. He has taught multiple percussion ensembles in the central Alabama and middle Tennessee areas. Forrest is currently a percussion technician at McGavock High School and snare technician for Audio Theater in Nashville and Clarksville respectively.  He excited to bring experience and passion during his first season with Equinox Percussion.

Forrest Eagle is from Tuscaloosa, AL and is earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Audio Production at Middle Tennessee State University. He attended the University of Alabama where he marched four seasons with the snare line of the Million Dollar Band and then became a performing member with the 7-time WGI World Champions Music City Mystique for the 2013 and 2014 seasons. He has taught multiple percussion ensembles in the central Alabama and middle Tennessee areas. Forrest is currently a percussion technician at McGavock High School and snare technician for Audio Theater in Nashville and Clarksville respectively.  He excited to bring experience and passion during his first season with Equinox Percussion.

Conner McBee | Quad Technician 

Conner began his world class career in 2012, when he marched Spirit of Atlanta under Chris Hestin and Ben Pyles. He went onto march Spirit again in 2013, and was fortunate enough to teach the 2017 tenor line. In 2015, Conner marched under Tom Aungst, Zach Schlicher, and Travis Peterman at Carolina Crown; the group earned a silver medal with their production: "Inferno."  Conner found a home at McM from 2014-2016, where he was taught by the likes of Ben Lupton, Stephen Nolte, and Drew Guy. Conner earned a silver medal with Mystique's 2014 production: "Windows to the Soul." Aside from competitive accolades, he also got the rare opportunity to perform with McM at PASIC 2016. Conner looks forward to retuning for his second season with Equinox. 

Conner began his world class career in 2012, when he marched Spirit of Atlanta under Chris Hestin and Ben Pyles. He went onto march Spirit again in 2013, and was fortunate enough to teach the 2017 tenor line. In 2015, Conner marched under Tom Aungst, Zach Schlicher, and Travis Peterman at Carolina Crown; the group earned a silver medal with their production: "Inferno." 

Conner found a home at McM from 2014-2016, where he was taught by the likes of Ben Lupton, Stephen Nolte, and Drew Guy. Conner earned a silver medal with Mystique's 2014 production: "Windows to the Soul." Aside from competitive accolades, he also got the rare opportunity to perform with McM at PASIC 2016. Conner looks forward to retuning for his second season with Equinox. 

Nigel Conton | Bass Technician

Returning on staff, Nigel Conton resides in Atlanta working full-time as an Electrical Engineer. Beginning his marching career at George Walton Academy he continued at his alma mater, the Georgia Institute of Technology.  Outside of academic marching band, he marched in various world class ensembles including Spirit Drum and Bugle Corps and Odyssey Percussion Theatre. He has most recently performed with the popular music group Odesza through his work with the Atlanta Falcons Drumline. An experienced performer, Nigel has given back to the activity through teaching or directing several percussion groups in the Atlanta area including George Walton Academy, Rockdale County High school/Rockdale Indoor Percussion, Central Gwinnet High school, McEachern High school, North Gwinnett High school, Georgia Tech, Q2 Percussion, and Palmetto Percussion. Nigel currently serves as a percussion instructor for Roswell High School and Georgia State University. He is both humbled and hyped to be returning to Equinox for the second year and looks forward to the upcoming season!

Returning on staff, Nigel Conton resides in Atlanta working full-time as an Electrical Engineer. Beginning his marching career at George Walton Academy he continued at his alma mater, the Georgia Institute of Technology.  Outside of academic marching band, he marched in various world class ensembles including Spirit Drum and Bugle Corps and Odyssey Percussion Theatre. He has most recently performed with the popular music group Odesza through his work with the Atlanta Falcons Drumline.

An experienced performer, Nigel has given back to the activity through teaching or directing several percussion groups in the Atlanta area including George Walton Academy, Rockdale County High school/Rockdale Indoor Percussion, Central Gwinnet High school, McEachern High school, North Gwinnett High school, Georgia Tech, Q2 Percussion, and Palmetto Percussion. Nigel currently serves as a percussion instructor for Roswell High School and Georgia State University.

He is both humbled and hyped to be returning to Equinox for the second year and looks forward to the upcoming season!

Steve Nelson | Cymbal Technician 

Steve Nelson is a cymbal instructor for Equinox Percussion.  He is a Science Education graduate from The University of Georgia and is currently a Biology and AP Biology teacher at North Forsyth High School in Cumming, GA, where he currently resides. Steve served as a cymbal instructor for Palmetto Percussion for the 2014-2016 seasons, and Equinox Percussion during the 2017 season.  He is an endorsed artist of Sabian Cymbals. His marching experience includes The University of Georgia Redcoat Band, as well as the Winter Guard Independent groups: Palmetto Percussion, Terminus Atlanta Percussion, and Pariah Marching Percussion Theatre. He also has instructed for The University of Georgia Bands, North Forsyth High School, Flowery Branch High School, Oglethorpe County High School, Creekview High School, and Sequoyah High School.

Steve Nelson is a cymbal instructor for Equinox Percussion.  He is a Science Education graduate from The University of Georgia and is currently a Biology and AP Biology teacher at North Forsyth High School in Cumming, GA, where he currently resides.

Steve served as a cymbal instructor for Palmetto Percussion for the 2014-2016 seasons, and Equinox Percussion during the 2017 season.  He is an endorsed artist of Sabian Cymbals.


His marching experience includes The University of Georgia Redcoat Band, as well as the Winter Guard Independent groups: Palmetto Percussion, Terminus Atlanta Percussion, and Pariah Marching Percussion Theatre.

He also has instructed for The University of Georgia Bands, North Forsyth High School, Flowery Branch High School, Oglethorpe County High School, Creekview High School, and Sequoyah High School.

Steven McGillen | Cymbal Technician 

Steven McGillen is a cymbal instructor based out of Woodstock, Georgia. He first discovered his passion for the cymbals while playing the instrument for the Georgia State University Marching Band’s inaugural season. As a member, he marched with a variety of WGI independent indoor percussion ensembles including Atlanta Quest, along with having participated in DCI with Pioneer Drum and Bugle Corps. Between all of those experiences, he has a combined total of nine seasons on cymbal lines as a performer. In his five year history as an instructor, Steven has had the privilege of working with the cymbal lines at Alliance Drum and Bugle Corps, North Cobb High School, North Gwinnett High School, and Q2. He is ecstatic for the opportunity to be a part of Equinox Percussion’s instructional staff as a newcomer this season. 

Steven McGillen is a cymbal instructor based out of Woodstock, Georgia. He first discovered his passion for the cymbals while playing the instrument for the Georgia State University Marching Band’s inaugural season. As a member, he marched with a variety of WGI independent indoor percussion ensembles including Atlanta Quest, along with having participated in DCI with Pioneer Drum and Bugle Corps. Between all of those experiences, he has a combined total of nine seasons on cymbal lines as a performer. In his five year history as an instructor, Steven has had the privilege of working with the cymbal lines at Alliance Drum and Bugle Corps, North Cobb High School, North Gwinnett High School, and Q2. He is ecstatic for the opportunity to be a part of Equinox Percussion’s instructional staff as a newcomer this season. 

Jordan Brisendine | Front Ensemble Technician 

Jordan has been a member of the marching arts community for a number of years. His involvement in various independent world class ensembles include: Music City Mystique and the Phantom Regiment. After aging out, he continued with teaching several high schools across the southeast. This is Jordan’s second season as a front ensemble instructor at Equinox Percussion. Jordan graduated from Auburn University with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. He currently resides in Huntsville, AL where he is employed as a contractor working for an engineering firm.

Jordan has been a member of the marching arts community for a number of years. His involvement in various independent world class ensembles include: Music City Mystique and the Phantom Regiment. After aging out, he continued with teaching several high schools across the southeast. This is Jordan’s second season as a front ensemble instructor at Equinox Percussion. Jordan graduated from Auburn University with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. He currently resides in Huntsville, AL where he is employed as a contractor working for an engineering firm.

D'Angeleau Newsome | Front Ensemble Technician 

D’Angeleau is a resident of Nashville, Tennessee and a 2014 Biology/Pre-Med graduate of Belmont University. He began his passionate avocation of marching percussion in 2008, playing fifth bass drum with the Rossview High School Band of Pride. From there, he performed with several indoor percussion ensembles over the course of the next several years, culminating with his age-out as an auxiliary percussionist for Music City Mystique in 2015. In addition to performing, D’Angeleau has also instructed drumlines across the Middle Tennessee area since 2010, most recently serving on staff with the Vanderbilt University Spirit of Gold Marching Band.

D’Angeleau is a resident of Nashville, Tennessee and a 2014 Biology/Pre-Med graduate of Belmont University. He began his passionate avocation of marching percussion in 2008, playing fifth bass drum with the Rossview High School Band of Pride. From there, he performed with several indoor percussion ensembles over the course of the next several years, culminating with his age-out as an auxiliary percussionist for Music City Mystique in 2015. In addition to performing, D’Angeleau has also instructed drumlines across the Middle Tennessee area since 2010, most recently serving on staff with the Vanderbilt University Spirit of Gold Marching Band.

Adam Green | Front Ensemble Caption Head

Adam is proud to continue working as the front ensemble caption head after Equinox Percussion's inaugural year. In addition, he will also be serving on this year's design team. Adam played in the front ensemble with the Bluecoats (2009), Phantom Regiment (2011, 2014) and Music City Mystique (2012-2015). His recent yoga teaching certification also brings a sense of body awareness, mindfulness and vibe to the group. He is grateful that he will continue sharing both music and yoga with Equinox for the 2018 season.

Adam is proud to continue working as the front ensemble caption head after Equinox Percussion's inaugural year. In addition, he will also be serving on this year's design team. Adam played in the front ensemble with the Bluecoats (2009), Phantom Regiment (2011, 2014) and Music City Mystique (2012-2015). His recent yoga teaching certification also brings a sense of body awareness, mindfulness and vibe to the group. He is grateful that he will continue sharing both music and yoga with Equinox for the 2018 season.

Katie McIlraith | Visual Technician/Choreographer 

Katie began her involvement in the Colorguard activity in 2007, being a native of Cobb County Georgia, graduating from Pope High School. Since then she has been a marching member of Paramount World for five years. She was also a member within the Carolina Crown Drum & Bugle Corps, aging out in 2014. In 2011, she began working with various programs in the southeast including Hillgrove High School, Allatoona High School, and Pope High School.  Currently Katie resides in Atlanta, Georgia, and outside of Colorguard, she works within the Grady Healthcare system assisting in Neonatal Care. She recently received a B.S.N. from Kennesaw State University with a specialization in Trauma and ER.  Katie is very excited to join the educational staff at Equinox, and is looking forward to the 2018 season. 

Katie began her involvement in the Colorguard activity in 2007, being a native of Cobb County Georgia, graduating from Pope High School. Since then she has been a marching member of Paramount World for five years. She was also a member within the Carolina Crown Drum & Bugle Corps, aging out in 2014.

In 2011, she began working with various programs in the southeast including Hillgrove High School, Allatoona High School, and Pope High School. 

Currently Katie resides in Atlanta, Georgia, and outside of Colorguard, she works within the Grady Healthcare system assisting in Neonatal Care. She recently received a B.S.N. from Kennesaw State University with a specialization in Trauma and ER. 

Katie is very excited to join the educational staff at Equinox, and is looking forward to the 2018 season. 

Lucas Davidson | Snare Technician

Lucas Davidson is an Atlanta native from Union Grove High School who graduated from Georgia Tech with a degree in Electrical Engineering in 2012. During his time in college he participated in multiple performance and design ensembles within the Georgia Tech music department including the marching band, instrument design, and electronic percussion ensemble sponsored by the music master’s program and students. Since 2008, Lucas has marched competitively for multiple seasons in both Drum Corps International and Winter Guard International. As a snare player, Lucas competed at Teal Sound, Atlanta Quest, Odyssey Percussion Theater and finally at Spirit of Atlanta under the direction of Shane Gwaltney and Joe Hobbs. During this time and since exiting the competitive performance arena, Lucas has spent the past 8 years performing for multiple NFL organizations including the Atlanta Falcons for 6 years (2008-2012, 2016) and the Carolina Panthers for 2 years (2014,2015). Lucas began instructional work in Winter Guard International in 2014 with Paradigm Percussion from Charlotte, NC where he helped the ensemble compete in both A and Open classes. For the past three years he’s instructed the snare line as well as assisted with, designed, and instructed battery warmups, body movement, and ensemble coordination. Lucas currently lives in Charlotte, NC where he’s been since 2014 working in the transportation industry as an intermodal terminal manager with Davidson Transportation Marketing, Inc. This is Lucas Davidson’s first year at Equinox Percussion and he is excited to join the World Class team! 

Lucas Davidson is an Atlanta native from Union Grove High School who graduated from Georgia Tech with a degree in Electrical Engineering in 2012. During his time in college he participated in multiple performance and design ensembles within the Georgia Tech music department including the marching band, instrument design, and electronic percussion ensemble sponsored by the music master’s program and students.

Since 2008, Lucas has marched competitively for multiple seasons in both Drum Corps International and Winter Guard International. As a snare player, Lucas competed at Teal Sound, Atlanta Quest, Odyssey Percussion Theater and finally at Spirit of Atlanta under the direction of Shane Gwaltney and Joe Hobbs. During this time and since exiting the competitive performance arena, Lucas has spent the past 8 years performing for multiple NFL organizations including the Atlanta Falcons for 6 years (2008-2012, 2016) and the Carolina Panthers for 2 years (2014,2015).

Lucas began instructional work in Winter Guard International in 2014 with Paradigm Percussion from Charlotte, NC where he helped the ensemble compete in both A and Open classes. For the past three years he’s instructed the snare line as well as assisted with, designed, and instructed battery warmups, body movement, and ensemble coordination. Lucas currently lives in Charlotte, NC where he’s been since 2014 working in the transportation industry as an intermodal terminal manager with Davidson Transportation Marketing, Inc. This is Lucas Davidson’s first year at Equinox Percussion and he is excited to join the World Class team! 

Taylor Poole | Quad Technician 

Taylor Poole is a recent graduate from Georgia State University (Atlanta, GA) where she earned her degree in Orchestral Percussion Performance after studying with Dr. Stuart Gerber and Charles Settle.  She began her undergraduate career at the University of South Carolina with Dr. Scott Herring, but ultimately finished her degree at Georgia State University in Music Management with an emphasis in Marketing.   As a performer, she was an active member of the marching percussion world, performing in both Drum Corps International and Winter Guard International.  Taylor was a member of the tenor lines of both Spirit of Atlanta (2011-2013) and Gateway Indoor (2013-2014) under the instruction of Chris Hestin, Ben Pyles, and Michael McIntosh respectively.  She has been an active educator around the southeast including Kennesaw Mountain High School (Kennesaw, GA), Flowery Branch High School (Flowery Branch, GA), Atlanta Corps Vets (Rockmart, GA), Drew Charter School (Atlanta, GA), Mandarins Drum and Bugle Corps (Sacramento, CA), Palmetto Percussion (Central, SC) and most recently with Equinox Percussion (Athens, GA).  Outside of the marching realm, she attended the Chosen Vale International Percussion Seminar in Enfield, New Hampshire where she was asked to perform a solo work on the seminar's final concert. Outside of the performance and teaching, Taylor is very active in the marketing and entertainment fields. Her most notable and recent experiences include working with the live entertainment venue and festival coordinator, Rival Entertainment; as well as with The Recording Academy, the organization responsible for the GRAMMY’s.  She served with The Recording Academy as the organization's GRAMMY U Representative, acting not only as a liaison of the organization as a whole, but as the coordinator of the area's surrounding College Campus GRAMMY U Ambassadors. After recently completing her 200-hr Yoga Certification, she has further delved into health and wellness looking to combine music and yoga to promote higher physical performance from performers. Excited for the upcoming season, she is looking forward to working with Equinox for a second year!

Taylor Poole is a recent graduate from Georgia State University (Atlanta, GA) where she earned her degree in Orchestral Percussion Performance after studying with Dr. Stuart Gerber and Charles Settle.  She began her undergraduate career at the University of South Carolina with Dr. Scott Herring, but ultimately finished her degree at Georgia State University in Music Management with an emphasis in Marketing.  

As a performer, she was an active member of the marching percussion world, performing in both Drum Corps International and Winter Guard International.  Taylor was a member of the tenor lines of both Spirit of Atlanta (2011-2013) and Gateway Indoor (2013-2014) under the instruction of Chris Hestin, Ben Pyles, and Michael McIntosh respectively.  She has been an active educator around the southeast including Kennesaw Mountain High School (Kennesaw, GA), Flowery Branch High School (Flowery Branch, GA), Atlanta Corps Vets (Rockmart, GA), Drew Charter School (Atlanta, GA), Mandarins Drum and Bugle Corps (Sacramento, CA), Palmetto Percussion (Central, SC) and most recently with Equinox Percussion (Athens, GA).  Outside of the marching realm, she attended the Chosen Vale International Percussion Seminar in Enfield, New Hampshire where she was asked to perform a solo work on the seminar's final concert.

Outside of the performance and teaching, Taylor is very active in the marketing and entertainment fields. Her most notable and recent experiences include working with the live entertainment venue and festival coordinator, Rival Entertainment; as well as with The Recording Academy, the organization responsible for the GRAMMY’s.  She served with The Recording Academy as the organization's GRAMMY U Representative, acting not only as a liaison of the organization as a whole, but as the coordinator of the area's surrounding College Campus GRAMMY U Ambassadors.

After recently completing her 200-hr Yoga Certification, she has further delved into health and wellness looking to combine music and yoga to promote higher physical performance from performers. Excited for the upcoming season, she is looking forward to working with Equinox for a second year!

Andrew Sorensen | Quad Technician 

Andrew Sorensen is looking forward to joining the Equinox instructional team in 2018. He started his marching career at Fred J. Page High School and went on to play quads at Music City Drum Corps from 2010-2012. He was a member of the 8-time world champions Music City Mystique from 2011-2016, where he marched bass drum and quads. He also taught Ola High School and East Coweta High School while going to school at Georgia Tech for his Chemical Engineering degree. He currently resides in Charleston, SC working full time as a field service engineer in the manufacturing automation industry. 

Andrew Sorensen is looking forward to joining the Equinox instructional team in 2018. He started his marching career at Fred J. Page High School and went on to play quads at Music City Drum Corps from 2010-2012. He was a member of the 8-time world champions Music City Mystique from 2011-2016, where he marched bass drum and quads. He also taught Ola High School and East Coweta High School while going to school at Georgia Tech for his Chemical Engineering degree. He currently resides in Charleston, SC working full time as a field service engineer in the manufacturing automation industry. 

Joe Duffield | Bass Technician

Joe Duffield is a North Carolina based percussion educator, who currently lives in Winston-Salem, NC. Joe has been involved with indoor percussion since 2012. He’s performed at the PIA, PIO, and PIW levels with Wake Forest Independent in ’12-’13 and Palmetto Percussion in ’14. As an educator, Joe has instructed and assisted with logistics for PIA and PIO groups from both North and South Carolina. Joe has enjoyed the opportunity to return to Palmetto Percussion and Equinox Percussion in the 2016 and 2017 seasons to occasionally help guide the bassline towards success. He greatly looks forward to the 2018 season and a more permanent role in helping Equinox performers succeed both on and off the floor. Joe graduated from Appalachian State University in 2014 with a degree in Recreation Management and a minor in Communications. In the Summers and Autumns, you may find Joe in New Mexico or Colorado working in the Outdoor Education sector. He hopes to combine his expertise in youth education and bass drumming to create an enriching experience for Equinox members.

Joe Duffield is a North Carolina based percussion educator, who currently lives in Winston-Salem, NC. Joe has been involved with indoor percussion since 2012. He’s performed at the PIA, PIO, and PIW levels with Wake Forest Independent in ’12-’13 and Palmetto Percussion in ’14. As an educator, Joe has instructed and assisted with logistics for PIA and PIO groups from both North and South Carolina. Joe has enjoyed the opportunity to return to Palmetto Percussion and Equinox Percussion in the 2016 and 2017 seasons to occasionally help guide the bassline towards success. He greatly looks forward to the 2018 season and a more permanent role in helping Equinox performers succeed both on and off the floor. Joe graduated from Appalachian State University in 2014 with a degree in Recreation Management and a minor in Communications. In the Summers and Autumns, you may find Joe in New Mexico or Colorado working in the Outdoor Education sector. He hopes to combine his expertise in youth education and bass drumming to create an enriching experience for Equinox members.

Jonathan Perry | Cymbal Technician

Jonathan, also known as JP, is currently in his senior year at the University of South Carolina pursuing his Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering while also just beginning his Master's degree in Nuclear Engineering. He also currently serves as the Batterie Instructor at White Knoll High School in Columbia, SC. He has also helped teach at Dorman High School and Chapin High School in the previous years. Jonathan was on the cymbal line for Palmetto Percussion in 2015 and 2016. In 2017, he joined the quad line for Equinox Percussion's inaugural season. Although Jonathan just recently turned 21, due to medical concerns, he is unable to march for the 2018 season. However, even though he is unable to march, Jonathan is very excited to be joining the Equinox team as a cymbal instructor.

Jonathan, also known as JP, is currently in his senior year at the University of South Carolina pursuing his Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering while also just beginning his Master's degree in Nuclear Engineering. He also currently serves as the Batterie Instructor at White Knoll High School in Columbia, SC. He has also helped teach at Dorman High School and Chapin High School in the previous years.

Jonathan was on the cymbal line for Palmetto Percussion in 2015 and 2016. In 2017, he joined the quad line for Equinox Percussion's inaugural season. Although Jonathan just recently turned 21, due to medical concerns, he is unable to march for the 2018 season. However, even though he is unable to march, Jonathan is very excited to be joining the Equinox team as a cymbal instructor.

Seaon Carter | Cymbal Technician 

Seaon Carter is a senior majoring in Engineering at Western Carolina University. Seaon has several years of marching and performance experience with various marching organizations. Seaon started his world class career with Atlanta Quest in 2015, moved on to Rhythm X in 2016, and returned to Atlanta Quest in 2017 for his age-out. Seaon is very passionate about this activity and looks forward to working as a staff member. In his free time, Seaon likes to go to the gym and spend time with his friends. Seaon is very excited to work with the Equinox and we're very happy to have him this year!

Seaon Carter is a senior majoring in Engineering at Western Carolina University. Seaon has several years of marching and performance experience with various marching organizations. Seaon started his world class career with Atlanta Quest in 2015, moved on to Rhythm X in 2016, and returned to Atlanta Quest in 2017 for his age-out. Seaon is very passionate about this activity and looks forward to working as a staff member. In his free time, Seaon likes to go to the gym and spend time with his friends. Seaon is very excited to work with the Equinox and we're very happy to have him this year!

Brian Wulf | Front Ensemble Technician 

Brian Wulf has been involved with the marching arts since 2012, performing with The Cavaliers Drum & Bugle Corps and Music City Mystique. Since aging out, Brian has worked with groups in Arizona and Tennessee, both as an instructor and a clinician. He is excited to join the EQX staff for the 2018 season.  Brian graduated with a Music Industry degree from Middle Tennessee State University in 2016. He currently resides in Nashville, TN, where he works in the custom shop at Pearl Drums.

Brian Wulf has been involved with the marching arts since 2012, performing with The Cavaliers Drum & Bugle Corps and Music City Mystique. Since aging out, Brian has worked with groups in Arizona and Tennessee, both as an instructor and a clinician. He is excited to join the EQX staff for the 2018 season. 

Brian graduated with a Music Industry degree from Middle Tennessee State University in 2016. He currently resides in Nashville, TN, where he works in the custom shop at Pearl Drums.