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Alex Yoder

Composer, Arranger, Sound Designer, Drill Designer

Alex Yoder is an Indianapolis based composer and arranger with an extensive background in the marching and pageantry arts. He has written music for a wide range of ensembles across the country, counting several state champions and consistent Bands of America finalists among his clients. He holds a Masters degree in music composition from Ithaca College and a degree in Music Education from Ball State University.

Alex's concert music has also been widely performed, including premieres at the Midwest Band and Orchestra Clinic and the San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts' Chamber Music Series, the latter seeing the premiere of a fanfare written for the Boston Brass as part of their 25 Fanfares project.

Beyond marching and concert music, Alex spends a significant portion of his time composing original soundtracks for video games. His work includes the soundtrack to the highly acclaimed indie game 'Crawl' from Australian developer Powerhoof, as well as 'Soviet Jump Game' developed in collaboration with the popular YouTube comedy duo, The Game Grumps. For more info on Alex and his current projects, visit his personal website: alexyoder.net.

Ross Taylor

Front Ensemble Arranger

Ross Taylor is an educator, composer, and arranger currently residing in West Bloomfield, MI with his wife Lindsay and daughter Haley. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Music Education from Michigan State University and a Master's degree in Music Education from Central Michigan University. He was a member of the Cavaliers Front Ensemble (Rosemont, IL) from 2009-2012 and served as a drum sergeant during his last season. He was also a member of NorthCoast Academy (Saginaw, MI) from 2010-2014 and was a part of the leadership team for 3 seasons.

Ross has taught many ensembles including Lake Orion HS, Plymouth Canton HS, and the Madison Scouts Drum and Bugle Corps. From 2015-2018, Ross served on the educational team for Redline Percussion (PIW) as a front ensemble technician and the front ensemble manager.

As a designer, Ross has written music for programs such as Homestead HS, Redline Percussion, Lake Orion HS, Carroll HS, and Plymouth-Canton Winter Percussion. His music has been performed in WGI Percussion Independent World Class Finals.

Ross is currently one of the band and orchestra directors with the Clarkston Community School District in Clarkston, MI. He proudly endorses Innovative Percussion Products.

Michael Brown

Battery Arranger

Michael Brown is a percussion educator, designer, and performer currently residing in Fort Wayne, Indiana with his wife Katie. Michael started his marching career playing bass drum at NorthCoast Academy (Saginaw, MI) in 2012, followed by two seasons playing snare drum (2013-2014). Michael aged out as a member of the snare line at Spirit of Atlanta (Atlanta, GA) for the 2014 competitive season. In addition to his marching arts performing experience, Michael has performed with many concert and chamber ensembles, including the IPFW Wind Ensemble, the Fort Wayne Youth Symphony, and the IPFW Percussion Ensemble.
As an educator, Michael has taught many schools in the Fort Wayne area, including Carroll HS (Assistant Percussion Director 2013-2017), Norwell HS, Concordia Lutheran HS, and Homestead HS where he is currently the Battery Supervisor and Visual Technician. In 2017, Michael served as a Snare Technician for NorthCoast Academy (PIW).
As a designer Michael has written and designed for programs such as Norwell HS, Carroll HS, and Dekalb HS. All three were Indiana Percussion Association Class A state finalists in 2017, with Carroll finishing as a silver medalist and Dekalb finishing as a Bronze medalist. In addition to these educational pursuits, Michael serves as the designer and arranger for the Fort Wayne Mad Ants drumline (The Mad Ant Drummers) a Pacers organization in the NBA G league.

Henry Conser

Battery Arranger

Henry Conser is a percussionist from Fort Wayne, IN. In 2020, Henry graduated from Purdue University Fort Wayne (PFW) with his bachelor's degree in Music Performance. Henry during his time there, performed with the Wind Ensemble, Percussion Ensemble, and Jazz Combo having toured Europe in 2018 with PFW's premier wind ensemble.
Having studied and performed many compositions, Henry brings experiences into his percussion arrangements ranging in styles including orchestral, chamber, jazz, and marching percussion. These experiences have helped in his teaching roles as battery caption head for ISSMA state finalist Carroll High School and BOA grand national finalist Homestead High School.
In his free time he enjoys spending time with friends and family, playing board games, and caring for his two cats.


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