2020 Design Team 

 
A champion Battery Arranger, Visual Designer, and Program Coordinator. Shane has arranged and worked with Southwind Drum and Bugle Corps, Spirit of Atlanta Drum and Bugle Corps, Phantom Regiment Drum and Bugle Corps, Music City Mystique, Bangkok Society Drumline, Tyler Junior College, Choctawhatchee HS, along with several High School and Independent programs across the country. His inspiration and motivation comes from the kids and programs that allow him to be involved. He is also a proud artist and clinician for Innovative Percussion, Pearl Drums, Evans Drum Heads\Planet Waves, and Zildjian Cymbals. 

A champion Battery Arranger, Visual Designer, and Program Coordinator. Shane has arranged and worked with Southwind Drum and Bugle Corps, Spirit of Atlanta Drum and Bugle Corps, Phantom Regiment Drum and Bugle Corps, Music City Mystique, Bangkok Society Drumline, Tyler Junior College, Choctawhatchee HS, along with several High School and Independent programs across the country. His inspiration and motivation comes from the kids and programs that allow him to be involved. He is also a proud artist and clinician for Innovative Percussion, Pearl Drums, Evans Drum Heads\Planet Waves, and Zildjian Cymbals. 

 

Shane Gwaltney | Program Coordinator/Visual Designer

Taylor Ransom has spent over a decade in the marching arts as a performer, educator, arranger, and designer. After the successes of the 2018 season, he is eager to help further elevate Equinox in 2019. Taylor is returning to the Program Coordinator role this season, where he will take charge of the overall show design, as well as arrange the batterie music. Taylor also currently serves as Percussion Instructor and Program Coordinator for Flowery Branch High School in Hall County, GA, where he has taught since 2012. When he is not writing or teaching music, Taylor drums and records with various groups in Georgia.   Taylor's previous teaching experience includes Palmetto Percussion as a bass tech (2014-2015), and as Batterie Caption Head (2016). He also taught with the Boston Crusaders Drum & Bugle Corps, serving as a visual tech (2014) and bass tech (2015-2016). In the scholastic field, Taylor has taught at Flowery Branch High School, North Oconee High School, Franklin County High School, Lakeside High School, Mill Creek High School, and the University of Georgia drumline. As a marching member, he played timpani, snare drum, tenors, and bass drum at groups such as Odyssey Percussion Theatre (PIW, 2008-2010), The University of Georgia Drumline (2009-2013), Terminus Atlanta Percussion (PIW, 2011), Spirit of Atlanta (2011-2012), and Music City Mystique (PIW, 2013). Taylor is a member of the University of Georgia class of 2014, earning a bachelor's degree in music composition and a music business certificate. Taylor studied percussion under Mr. Timothy K. Adams, Jr., composition under Dr. Adrian Childs, and music business under Mr. David Barbe.

Taylor Ransom has spent over a decade in the marching arts as a performer, educator, arranger, and designer. After the successes of the 2018 season, he is eager to help further elevate Equinox in 2019. Taylor is returning to the Program Coordinator role this season, where he will take charge of the overall show design, as well as arrange the batterie music. Taylor also currently serves as Percussion Instructor and Program Coordinator for Flowery Branch High School in Hall County, GA, where he has taught since 2012. When he is not writing or teaching music, Taylor drums and records with various groups in Georgia.


Taylor's previous teaching experience includes Palmetto Percussion as a bass tech (2014-2015), and as Batterie Caption Head (2016). He also taught with the Boston Crusaders Drum & Bugle Corps, serving as a visual tech (2014) and bass tech (2015-2016). In the scholastic field, Taylor has taught at Flowery Branch High School, North Oconee High School, Franklin County High School, Lakeside High School, Mill Creek High School, and the University of Georgia drumline. As a marching member, he played timpani, snare drum, tenors, and bass drum at groups such as Odyssey Percussion Theatre (PIW, 2008-2010), The University of Georgia Drumline (2009-2013), Terminus Atlanta Percussion (PIW, 2011), Spirit of Atlanta (2011-2012), and Music City Mystique (PIW, 2013). Taylor is a member of the University of Georgia class of 2014, earning a bachelor's degree in music composition and a music business certificate. Taylor studied percussion under Mr. Timothy K. Adams, Jr., composition under Dr. Adrian Childs, and music business under Mr. David Barbe.

Taylor Ransom | Program Coordinator/Batterie Arranger

Jake has been heavily involved in WGI since 2009, performing in several independent world class ensembles including: Palmetto Percussion, Odyssey Percussion Theatre, Terminus Atlanta Percussion, and Music City Mystique. He also was a member of the Bluecoats Drum and Bugle Corps in 2012 & 2013, and was on the percussion staff for Spirit of Atlanta in 2015. Currently, Jake is currently the Front Ensemble Coordinator for the Colts Drum & Bugle Corps. Jake has worked with numerous high school groups throughout his home state and currently resides in Athens, GA, where he is in his 4th year as the Front Ensemble Coordinator at the University of Georgia.  Jake has a B.A. in Communications from the University of Georgia and works for a consulting firm specializing in non-profit development. Currently working with dozens of large non-profit organizations across the country, Jake brings expertise to Equinox in the areas of development, volunteer management, and fundraising.

Jake has been heavily involved in WGI since 2009, performing in several independent world class ensembles including: Palmetto Percussion, Odyssey Percussion Theatre, Terminus Atlanta Percussion, and Music City Mystique. He also was a member of the Bluecoats Drum and Bugle Corps in 2012 & 2013, and was on the percussion staff for Spirit of Atlanta in 2015. Currently, Jake is currently the Front Ensemble Coordinator for the Colts Drum & Bugle Corps. Jake has worked with numerous high school groups throughout his home state and currently resides in Athens, GA, where he is in his 4th year as the Front Ensemble Coordinator at the University of Georgia.

Jake has a B.A. in Communications from the University of Georgia and works for a consulting firm specializing in non-profit development. Currently working with dozens of large non-profit organizations across the country, Jake brings expertise to Equinox in the areas of development, volunteer management, and fundraising.

Jake Lyons | Music Arranger/Sound Designer