Front Ensemble Arranger
Rob Ferguson is currently the Director and Music Designer for Matrix Percussion, WGI Independent World percussion ensemble and has been since its inception in 1999. In addition, Rob will be joining the design team of the Phantom Regiment Drum and Bugle Corps as the Front Ensemble Arranger. Rob served as the Percussion Coordinator and Percussion Arranger for the Glassmen Drum and Bugle Corps from Toledo, Ohio, from 2008-2012, and is currently the Percussion Arranger for the Hawthorne Caballeros Drum and Bugle Corps from Hawthorne, NJ. Rob has served as a percussion representative for the Mideast Performance Association, as a member of the WGI Percussion Advisory Board, and currently serves as the Percussion Education Director for the Ohio Indoor Performance Association. Rob holds a Bachelor of Science and Master of Music in Music Performance from Kent State University where he studied with Michael Burritt and Ted Rounds. He previously served as adjunct percussion faculty and assistant marching band director at Youngstown State University, and currently is the Percussion and Design Coordinator for Firestone High School, and Norton High School bands in Northeast Ohio.
Rob is an active clinician and adjudicator for both the indoor and outdoor marching activities. He has presented clinics on marching percussion, keyboard percussion, arranging, and amplification in the marching activity throughout the U.S. and in Europe including the 2007 PAS convention, and the 2008 Indoor Percussion Europe Championships. Ferguson has performed as a marimba clinician and guest artist with numerous high school and college programs and percussion ensembles.
In addition to teaching, Rob is a designer, composer, and consultant for outdoor and indoor marching ensembles throughout the U.S. and abroad. He is the owner of Ferguson Design Solutions, a company providing arrangements, original compositions, consulting, and design resources for marching bands, drum corps, and indoor percussion ensembles in all major arenas of the pageantry arts. Rob currently resides in Cuyahoga Falls, OH with his wife, Kate. Rob is an endorser and clinician for Dynasty USA, Innovative Percussion, the Avedis Zildjian Co., Remo Inc., and Planet Waves.