2019 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, and Otwell Middle and Forsyth Central High School in Forsyth County. He has been on staff with the Colts (2018), 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 a part 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, and Otwell Middle and Forsyth Central High School in Forsyth County. He has been on staff with the Colts (2018), 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 a part of the University of Georgia Redcoat Marching Band from 2009-2012.

Brandon Lindsey | Snare Technician

Brandon has been involved with multiple drum corps and indoor ensembles throughout his drumming career. His most prominent involvements were marching snare drum for Carolina Crown in 2011-2012 and Music City Mystique in 2012-2013. Brandon was also a member of the University of Alabama’s Million Dollar Band during his time in college.  Brandon received a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from The University of Alabama and currently works for Milliken & Company as a Process Improvement Engineer at a finishing plant for specialty fabrics.

Brandon has been involved with multiple drum corps and indoor ensembles throughout his drumming career. His most prominent involvements were marching snare drum for Carolina Crown in 2011-2012 and Music City Mystique in 2012-2013. Brandon was also a member of the University of Alabama’s Million Dollar Band during his time in college.

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

Andrew Sorensen | Quad Technician 

Andrew Sorensen is looking forward to returning to the Equinox instructional team in 2019 for a second year. 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 returning to the Equinox instructional team in 2019 for a second year. 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.

Seaon Carter | Cymbal Technician 

"Seaon Carter is a senior Engineering student at Western Carolina University. Seaon has several years of marching and performance experience with various marching organizations. He began his world class marching career with Atlanta Quest in 2015, continued with Rhythm X in 2016, and returned to Atlanta Quest in 2017 for his age-out. Seaon is very passionate about the activity and continues to give back to our community serving as a cymbal consultant in the Carolinas. In his free time, Seaon likes to go to the gym and spend time with his friends. Seaon is glad to be back with Equinox and we are very happy to have him for a second year!

"Seaon Carter is a senior Engineering student at Western Carolina University. Seaon has several years of marching and performance experience with various marching organizations. He began his world class marching career with Atlanta Quest in 2015, continued with Rhythm X in 2016, and returned to Atlanta Quest in 2017 for his age-out. Seaon is very passionate about the activity and continues to give back to our community serving as a cymbal consultant in the Carolinas. In his free time, Seaon likes to go to the gym and spend time with his friends. Seaon is glad to be back with Equinox and we are very happy to have him for a second year!

Colin Brewer | Front Ensemble Technician

Colin Brewer, a native of Ringgold, Georgia, is a freelance percussion educator, performer, and composer in the Chattanooga and Atlanta areas. Colin is currently the front ensemble coordinator and percussion specialist for North Gwinnett Middle and North Gwinnett High School.  He graduated from Jacksonville State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Music focusing on percussion performance. While at JSU, Colin studied under Clint Gillespie, Dr. Tony McCutchen, and Dr. Todd Mueller. Colin marched with Odyssey Percussion Theater, and Bluecoats Drum and Bugle Corps. He has also performed with Roman Festival Brass, Gadsden Symphony Orchestra, Jacksonville Opera Theater, and other various ensembles ranging from playing timpani at mass, world percussion for dance groups, and vibraphone in jazz quintets.  Colin has taught a number of accomplished groups in various settings, including: Ola High School, Collin’s Hill High School, Walton High School, the Georgia Tech Marching Band, was the percussion director for Heritage High School, and served as front ensemble coordinator for Q2.  Colin’s professional affiliations include the Percussive Arts Society, Georgia Music Educators Association, and National Association for Music Education. Colin is a member of the Vic Firth Education Team.

Colin Brewer, a native of Ringgold, Georgia, is a freelance percussion educator, performer, and composer in the Chattanooga and Atlanta areas. Colin is currently the front ensemble coordinator and percussion specialist for North Gwinnett Middle and North Gwinnett High School.

He graduated from Jacksonville State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Music focusing on percussion performance. While at JSU, Colin studied under Clint Gillespie, Dr. Tony McCutchen, and Dr. Todd Mueller. Colin marched with Odyssey Percussion Theater, and Bluecoats Drum and Bugle Corps. He has also performed with Roman Festival Brass, Gadsden Symphony Orchestra, Jacksonville Opera Theater, and other various ensembles ranging from playing timpani at mass, world percussion for dance groups, and vibraphone in jazz quintets.

Colin has taught a number of accomplished groups in various settings, including: Ola High School, Collin’s Hill High School, Walton High School, the Georgia Tech Marching Band, was the percussion director for Heritage High School, and served as front ensemble coordinator for Q2.

Colin’s professional affiliations include the Percussive Arts Society, Georgia Music Educators Association, and National Association for Music Education. Colin is a member of the Vic Firth Education Team.

Austin Wiley | Visual Technician

Austin Wiley, hailing from Boone, NC will be joining Equinox Percussion as a Visual Technician. Austin is in his final semester at Appalachian State University where he is pursuing a degree in Music Industries Studies with a minor in Business.  As a designer, composer, choreographer and instructor, Austin has worked with several high school programs across NC. He was Battery Coordinator for Revelation Percussion in 2018, and will be Visual Caption Head for Gate City Percussion in Greensboro, NC. As a performer Austin marched quads for Carolina Gold, and snare drum for Palmetto Percussion, Equinox Percussion, and the (tr)App State Drumline where he was also a staff member.

Austin Wiley, hailing from Boone, NC will be joining Equinox Percussion as a Visual Technician. Austin is in his final semester at Appalachian State University where he is pursuing a degree in Music Industries Studies with a minor in Business.

As a designer, composer, choreographer and instructor, Austin has worked with several high school programs across NC. He was Battery Coordinator for Revelation Percussion in 2018, and will be Visual Caption Head for Gate City Percussion in Greensboro, NC. As a performer Austin marched quads for Carolina Gold, and snare drum for Palmetto Percussion, Equinox Percussion, and the (tr)App State Drumline where he was also a staff member.

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!

Jon White | Snare Technician

Jon currently resides in Atlanta, GA. He is an aspiring software developer who currently works for Apple Inc. Jon marched 4 years of DCI world class aging out with the Colts in 2015 on snare. Jon has also marched 5 years of WGI world class aging out with STRYKE in 2016. After aging out, Jon worked as apart of the Tour Admin team for the Colts Drum and Bugle Corps in 2017 and taught at Equinox in 2018. Jon is excited to join the 2019 staff as snare technician.

Jon currently resides in Atlanta, GA. He is an aspiring software developer who currently works for Apple Inc. Jon marched 4 years of DCI world class aging out with the Colts in 2015 on snare. Jon has also marched 5 years of WGI world class aging out with STRYKE in 2016. After aging out, Jon worked as apart of the Tour Admin team for the Colts Drum and Bugle Corps in 2017 and taught at Equinox in 2018. Jon is excited to join the 2019 staff as snare technician.

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 third 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 third year and looks forward to the upcoming season!

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. Jonathan joined the battery staff for Equinox during the 2018 season as a cymbal instructor. Although this season Is Jonathan’s age-out, due to medical concerns, he is unable to march for the 2019 season. However, even though he is unable to march, Jonathan is very excited to be returning to the Equinox team for a second year.

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. Jonathan joined the battery staff for Equinox during the 2018 season as a cymbal instructor. Although this season Is Jonathan’s age-out, due to medical concerns, he is unable to march for the 2019 season. However, even though he is unable to march, Jonathan is very excited to be returning to the Equinox team for a second year.

Jordan Toran | Front Ensemble Technician

Jordan is currently a percussion instructor at Mill Creek High School and Flowery Branch High School. He has taught percussion programs in a variety of places in the southeast including East Paulding HS, South Pointe HS, Fort Mill HS, Carrollton HS, Palmetto HS, Moorseville HS, and Forestview HS.  Jordan has performed with and written for Palmetto Percussion/Equinox from 2015 to the present and has been the center marimba for the past three years. He also has performed in the Josef Wehunt Quartet as well as the Screamin’ Eagles Jazz Band at Winthrop University. Currently, Jordan works at Pawtropolis (a doggy day care) in Georgia. His hobbies include reading poetry, writing music, taking photos of nature, and watching terrible movies.

Jordan is currently a percussion instructor at Mill Creek High School and Flowery Branch High School. He has taught percussion programs in a variety of places in the southeast including East Paulding HS, South Pointe HS, Fort Mill HS, Carrollton HS, Palmetto HS, Moorseville HS, and Forestview HS.

Jordan has performed with and written for Palmetto Percussion/Equinox from 2015 to the present and has been the center marimba for the past three years. He also has performed in the Josef Wehunt Quartet as well as the Screamin’ Eagles Jazz Band at Winthrop University. Currently, Jordan works at Pawtropolis (a doggy day care) in Georgia. His hobbies include reading poetry, writing music, taking photos of nature, and watching terrible movies.