Dan Sailer is from Sioux Falls, South Dakota, where he is the Assistant Band Director at George McGovern Middle School. He is also the musical director for Groove Pursuit, Sioux Falls (PIA), and a battery instructor for the Lincoln High School Drumline. Past teaching experience includes the Boston Crusaders (2014-2016), River City Rhythm Drum and Bugle Corps and Winter Drumline (2010-2014), Irondale High School Marching Knights and Winter Drumline (2009-2014), and the Minnesota Brass Inc. Drum and Bugle Corps the 2013 Drum Corps Associates High Percussion winners.
Mr. Sailer was a member of the world champion Phantom Regiment Drum and Bugle Corps from 2007-2010 (Rockford, Il) and the Santa Clara Vanguard Drum and Bugle Corps from 2011-2012 (Santa Clara, CA). He has received awards in many snare drum solo contests, most notably the Drum Corps International Individual and Ensemble Competition (5th place, 2011), and the Percussive Arts Society Snare Drum Competition (2nd place, 2010).
Dan also spent the 2014-2015 school year teaching in New Amsterdam, Guyana, South America at the Guyana Lutheran Music Academy. He was one of three pioneering teachers who helped start GLMA, a community music program that teaches students of all ages and backgrounds how to play, read, sing, perform, and create music.