Introducing the 2020 Premiere Show Clinicians- Dan Schack and Travis Peterman!
Similar to this show the past two years, Dan and Travis will provide 25-30 minute clinics with A Class ensembles in the afternoon and then we will have a competition with all classifications later on that evening. I am very excited to bring in these two as they represent some of the top young designers in the marching arts. Please register for the show on 2/8/2020 at Mount Juliet HS to en sure that you receive a spot to work with these great designers.
- Carolina Crown: Battery Manager/Production Coordinator and Choreographer
- George Mason University Indoor: Creative Director
- Connecticut Hurricanes: Program Coordinator
Hailing from Connecticut, Dan has been involved in the marching arts since fourteen years old. He began playing snare drum with the Connecticut Hurricanes Drum & Bugle Corps in 2005 and continued marching with the corps through 2009.
In 2010, Dan became a member of United Percussion and joined the Cavaliers Drum & Bugle Corps for the 2010 season, where he remained through 2011. During his time with the Cavaliers, the percussion section traveled to Japan to perform in the Okayama City Marching Baton-Twirling Festival and present clinics across the country.
In 2011, The Cavaliers earned the Fred Sanford High Percussion Award, during which time Dan was snare section leader. In the winters of 2011 and 2012, Dan joined Rhythm X, performing as the first ever WGI group to present a PASIC clinic.
Dan teaches and designs for competitive ensembles all over the country, specializing in battery percussion, movement, and choreography. He currently serves as the Artistic/Movement Designer for George Mason University, the Visual Coordinator for ConneXus Percussion, and as a movement technician for Rhythm X.
Outside of his musical endeavors, Dan holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English with a concentration in Women?s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies from the University of Connecticut. He is currently a Graduate Teaching Assistant at Wright State University, pursuing a Masters degree in English Literature with a certificate in Gender and Sexuality Studies.
- Carolina Crown: Percussion Caption Supervisor/Arranger
- George Mason University Indoor: Battery and Visual Designer
Travis was born in Newark, Delaware. He began playing the drums in 5th grade, performing with school concert and jazz bands. From 2003-2007 Travis was named to the Delaware All-State Junior and Senior bands, while also being invited to perform with the orchestra in 2006 and 2007. After high school he became interested in the marching arts, performing in the snarelines of Rhythm X, the Blue Stars, United Percussion, and the Reading Buccaneers.
He began his drum corps teaching career with the Cadets2 as the snare technician and battery choreographer, remaining with the corps for three years. Travis previously held the position of the director, program coordinator, and battery arranger for Cadets Winter Percussion in it?s three year tenure. Currently, Travis is the percussion Caption Supervisor/Arranger at Carolina Crown and the program coordinator and battery arranger for the George Mason University Indoor Drumline. In DCA, he is the battery arranger for the Bushwhackers Drum and Bugle Corps. Travis is also an accomplished adjudicator, including time spent with TOB/TIA and USBands.
Travis has studied under many accomplished instructors, including Tom Aungst, Thom Hannum, Tim Jackson, Jim Ancona, Joel Hilbert, Tim Fairbanks, Brian Stockard, Darick Kelly, Rich Hammond, and Chris Feist. Outside of the percussion world, Travis holds an A.A. in Criminal Justice from Delaware Tech and a B.S. in Behavioral Science from Wilmington University. He is enrolled in a School Counseling graduate program at WilmU, and currently works as a paraprofessional in Delaware.