Andrew Fortuna has been involved in the world of marching percussion for over 15 years, performing with groups such as United Percussion, The Boston Crusaders Drum and Bugle Corps and many others between 2004-2013. Andrew has also had the pleasure of either instructing, consulting or writing for many successful ensembles since 2008. The New Hartford HS Marching band, The Hilton HS Marching band, The Forrest Park HS Marching Rangers, The Plainfield Community School Corporation, The White Sabers Drum and Bugle Corps, The Empire Statesmen and The Boston Crusaders Drum and Bugle Corps are some of the ensembles Andrew has had the opportunity to work with. Andrew currently works at Plainfield Community School Corporation as well as at Legacy Performing Arts, Inc.
Over the years Andrew has had the privilege of studying under Zach Schlicher, Dennis Carty, Omar Carmenates, Ellis Hampton and many other talented music educators. These individuals helped shape his pedagogical aim to effect positive change in students’ lives through the pursuit of musical excellence.
Andrew currently resides in Indianapolis, IN with his girlfriend Jamie.