Donny Lavrenz was born and raised in Wisconsin. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2014 with a business degree in Entrepreneurship, Strategic Management, Operations and Technology Management, and Supply Chain Management. He works as Project Manager for The Industrial Controls Company in Sussex, WI.
Donny’s marching career began at Waukesha North High School where he played trumpet and served as drum major. His drum corps career started at Capital Sound in 2007, then Colts for two seasons in 2009 and 2010, and finally Phantom Regiment in 2011, 2012, and 2013. He also served as Drum Major for the University of Wisconsin Marching Band. Donny currently directs the visual program for the Waukesha North Marching Band and teaches visual at Greendale High School.
In addition to the marching arts, Donny also coaches at CrossFit Waukesha/Delafield, and enjoys backpacking, skiing, and other outdoor activities.