The 2019 season marks Donnie’s first year with the Phantom Regiment! A native of Columbus, OH, Donnie is a founder of the WGI PIW Finalist Cap City Percussion. He has been involved with Cap City since its inaugural 2012 season, and currently serves as the Front Ensemble Arranger/ Caption Head and Program Coordinator. His performance experience includes the Glassmen Drum and Bugle Corps (07-09) and Matrix Percussion (06-10). He then returned to be on staff for both organizations – Glassmen in 2012, and Matrix in 2012-2013. Donnie has performed as a clinician across the Midwest United States and in Europe. Highlights include performing at the 2007 PAS Convention, and the 2008 IPE Championships in Europe.
Since 2013, Donnie has served as the Educational Sales Director for Columbus Percussion, proudly servicing the percussion education community. He is currently the Percussion Director and Arranger for Westland High School in Galloway, Ohio. Donnie has worked with dozens of scholastic programs throughout the state of Ohio including Central Crossing High School, Grove City High School, Franklin Heights High School, and Firestone High School.
Donnie has served as a member of the Ohio Indoor Performance Association (OIPA) Board of Directors since 2014, and on the Percussion Advisory Board for WGI since 2017. Donnie is an active marching percussion judge, educator, arranger, sound designer, and program coordinator throughout the Midwest.