Our instructional staff includes a carefully selected balance of music and performing arts educators with experiences from within and outside of the Madison Scouts.

Leading the Team

Scott Boerma

Brass Arranger

Scott Boerma is currently the Director of Bands and Professor of Music at Western Michigan University, where he conducts the University Wind Symphony and Western Winds. Prior to this appointment, he was the Associate Director of Bands at the University of Michigan and Director of the renowned Michigan Marching Band. An alumnus of the Madison Scouts, Scott was both an educator and brass arranger for the Scouts for over 20 years.

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Jason Robb

Program Coordinator

Jason Robb is a freelance drill writer, pageantry designer, and educational consultant living in the suburbs north of Austin, Texas with his wife Jackie and son Joseph. He received his Bachelor of Music in Education and Trumpet Performance from Sam Houston State University in Houston, Texas.

Scott Boerma

Brass Arranger

Scott Boerma is currently the Director of Bands and Professor of Music at Western Michigan University, where he conducts the University Wind Symphony and Western Winds. Prior to this appointment, he was the Associate Director of Bands at the University of Michigan and Director of the renowned Michigan Marching Band. An alumnus of the Madison Scouts, Scott was both an educator and brass arranger for the Scouts for over 20 years.

Matt Hahn

Front Ensemble Arranger

Matt Hahn is an active designer and percussion educator in the Dayton, OH area. Matt is currently the Front Ensemble and Sound Designer for the Madison Scouts Drum And Bugle Corps. In 2012, Matt founded Resonant Music Design, a company specializing in marching arts design and education of all kinds.

Ryan Ellis

Battery Arranger

Ryan Ellis is an active music educator in the Cincinnati area and has performed with such ensembles as Rhythm X, Blue Devils, Bluecoats, and the Spirit of Atlanta.

Tykeem Rainey

Color Guard Coordinator

Tykeem Rainey is an active choreographer and technician in the San Antonio, TX area at Ronald Reagan High School and Winston Churchill High School. He was a member of the color guard at the Madison Scouts from 2008-2011. Upon aging out, Tykeem served as an intern and staff member from 2012-2014.

Justin Shelton

Electronics Designer

Justin received a bachelor’s degree in Music Production Technology from the University of Texas at Arlington where he also worked as a recording engineer for the Aspen Music Festival and the Dallas Symphony Orchestra.

Noah Bellamy

Visual Designer

Noah currently lives in Canton, MI where he is the visual designer and consultant for the Plymouth-Canton Educational Park Marching Band. After marching with the Cavaliers in 1996, Noah went on to teach visual performance at Centerville High School.

Scott Boerma

Brass Arranger

Scott Boerma is currently the Director of Bands and Professor of Music at Western Michigan University, where he conducts the University Wind Symphony and Western Winds. Prior to this appointment, he was the Associate Director of Bands at the University of Michigan and Director of the renowned Michigan Marching Band. An alumnus of the Madison Scouts, Scott was both an educator and brass arranger for the Scouts for over 20 years.

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Susan Smith

Caption Supervisor

Susan currently serves as an Assistant Professor of Music Education at Troy University and the Southern Division President Elect of the National Association of Music Education. She has served as both a Bands of America (BOA) and Drum Corps International (DCI) adjudicator and has worked with various drum corps throughout her career. From brass staff to tour director to creative consultant, Susan is well versed in the inner-workings of the drum corps activity.

Dylan Hyman

Caption Head

Dylan’s experience as an educator and performer has crossed the marching arts spectrum in brass and percussion throughout the past decade. Dylan has performed with the Blue Stars Drum and Bugle Corps, Carolina Crown, and NorthCoast Academy Percussion Ensemble.

Kenneth Kamping

Trumpet Instructor

Kenneth Kamping is excited to continue as a trumpet tech on the Madison Scouts Brass Staff! During the school year, Ken is the Elementary Band and GM teacher at Charles E. Walters Elementary School in Yaphank, NY.

Thomas Vieira

Trumpet Instructor

Thomas Vieira currently serves as the Director of Bands at Traverse City Central High School in Traverse City, Michigan, where he oversees all aspects of the Trojan Band program. This is Thomas' first year on staff with the Madison Scouts.

Andy Grindle

Mellophone Instructor

Andy is thrilled to return home to the Madison Scouts organization for the 2020 season. He is currently the Director of Bands and Choirs at Kernan Middle School and Assistant Director of Bands at Sandalwood High School, located in Jacksonville, FL. He received his Bachelor of Music Education (K-12) degree from West Liberty University and is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Music Education.

Harrison Thornton

Mellophone Instructor

Harrison Thornton is currently a senior Music Education Major at the University of South Carolina. During his time at USC, Harrison has worked with several high school programs including James F. Byrnes and River Bluff High School.

Katherine Norris

Mellophone Instructor

Katherine Norris is a band director living in Austin, Texas. She graduated with honors from the University of Houston in 2018 with her Bachelor’s of Music Education. While at the University of Houston, Katherine was a drum major for the Spirit of Houston Cougar Marching Band.

Connor Barnette

Baritone Instructor

Connor Barnette has been a baritone/euphonium technician with the Madison Scouts since the beginning of the 2022 season. Previously, he had been a low brass technician for the Legends Drum and Bugle Corps. Connor's drum corps experience includes marching with Carolina Crown from 2012-2016, where he served as section leader, and also with the Blue Devils in 2017.

Kyle Hamrick

Baritone Instructor

Kyle Hamrick is currently a senior music education major at the University of Oklahoma and will be graduating in May of 2020. During his time at OU, he has performed in many ensembles, including the OU Wind Symphony. Kyle has also been a member of The Pride of Oklahoma Marching Band and is a tech at Carl Albert High School.

Aaron Stickley

Baritone Instructor

Aaron Stickley is currently the Assistant Director of Bands at Dickinson High School in Dickinson, Texas. When Aaron is not teaching, he is an active visual designer and choreographer for band/indoor programs throughout Arkansas and Texas. His drum corps experience includes performing with the Madison Scouts Drum and Bugle Corps (2012) and Carolina Crown Drum and Bugle Corps (2014) on baritone and trumpet.

Mack Garner

Tuba Instructor

A North Carolina native, Mack Garner received his undergraduate degree from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in Music Education.  At UNCG, Mack was an active member of the University Band, Symphonic Band, Wind Ensemble, Tuba Band, and many chamber ensembles.​

Scott Boerma

Brass Arranger

Scott Boerma is currently the Director of Bands and Professor of Music at Western Michigan University, where he conducts the University Wind Symphony and Western Winds. Prior to this appointment, he was the Associate Director of Bands at the University of Michigan and Director of the renowned Michigan Marching Band. An alumnus of the Madison Scouts, Scott was both an educator and brass arranger for the Scouts for over 20 years.

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Sierra Rogers

Caption Head

Sierra Rogers is a Phoenix-based marching arts educator, drill designer, and choreographer. In 2018, Sierra earned a bachelor’s degree in Music from Arizona State University. As an educator, Sierra has served as the visual caption head and choreographer for Flux Indoor Percussion since its inaugural season in 2019.

Johnathon Bower

Instructor

Johnathon Bower is a Graduate Assistant at Eastern Michigan University, studying Music Education and Trombone Performance. He also currently enjoys teaching marching band and teaching private lessons for Plymouth-Canton Community Schools and Clio Area Schools. He enjoys being on the visual staff at the Madison Scouts Drum and Bugle Corps.

Arjuna Myles

Instructor

Arjuna Myles is a full-time drill designer from Gainesville, Florida writing award-winning shows for bands all around the country since 2004. He has written and designed competitive shows for over 100 schools across 20 states. He is an active member of his large community in Florida currently serving as visual caption head and program coordinator of the Gainesville HS marching band.

Scott Boerma

Brass Arranger

Scott Boerma is currently the Director of Bands and Professor of Music at Western Michigan University, where he conducts the University Wind Symphony and Western Winds. Prior to this appointment, he was the Associate Director of Bands at the University of Michigan and Director of the renowned Michigan Marching Band. An alumnus of the Madison Scouts, Scott was both an educator and brass arranger for the Scouts for over 20 years.

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PJ Tankard

Caption Head

PJ Tankard began his career in the marching arts as a member of the Elizabeth High School Marching Band in Elizabeth, NJ. His marching experience includes Alter Ego, Black Watch, The Bushwackers, Jersey Surf, and The Cadets.

Atticus Griffin

Equipment Choreographer

Kevin Arechavala

Technician

Lisa Meissner

Technician

Lauren Moffatt-Burns

Technician

Rachel Montañez

Technician

Rachel began her colorguard career at Mineola High School in NY in 2008. She marched with Mineola for four years, in both their marching band and winter guard, and had the opportunity to perform in WGI Scholastic A Class Finals in 2011. During her time at Mineola, she continued to march independently in DCA with the Long Island Sunrisers in 2009 and 2011, and the Connecticut Hurricanes in 2012.

Orien Sims

Technician

Orien Sims is currently in his 5th year at Gurdon High School (Gurdon, AR) where he serves as the visual coordinator/Color Guard Director. He also serves as a technician and consultant at various school in the area. His performance career began his junior year of high school. After graduating, he went on to perform at Henderson State University, and with the Madison Scouts during the 2018 & 2021 seasons. Orien also performed for one season at Black Gold winter guard.

Scott Boerma

Brass Arranger

Scott Boerma is currently the Director of Bands and Professor of Music at Western Michigan University, where he conducts the University Wind Symphony and Western Winds. Prior to this appointment, he was the Associate Director of Bands at the University of Michigan and Director of the renowned Michigan Marching Band. An alumnus of the Madison Scouts, Scott was both an educator and brass arranger for the Scouts for over 20 years.

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How to customize formatting for each rich text

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Ryan Ellis

Caption Head

Ryan Ellis is an active music educator in the Cincinnati area and has performed with such ensembles as Rhythm X, Blue Devils, Bluecoats, and the Spirit of Atlanta.

Cameron Halls

Battery Coordinator & Snare Instructor

Cameron Halls is an active percussion educator and arranger based in Dayton, OH. He is a graduate of Michigan State University, where he received his bachelor’s degree in Music Education. Cameron is an accomplished marching and concert percussionist, having extensive performance experience in both fields.

Colin Carella

Snare Instructor

Colin is an active performer and educator in the Metro Atlanta area, currently working as a Battery Coordinator in the Gwinnett County School District, as well as an IT Technician in Atlanta.

Daniel Copeland

Bass Instructor

Daniel Copeland is a freelance percussion educator and performer originally from Des Moines, Iowa. He recently graduated from Iowa State University, where he earned his Bachelor of Science degree in biology. During his undergraduate years, he performed with several midwest marching organizations including the Iowa State Marching Band, Crossroads Indoor, and The Cavaliers Drum and Bugle Corps.

Chris Carlin

Cymbal Instructor

Christopher is a graduate from Felix Varela Senior High School out of Miami, Florida. He began marching Cymbals in WGI his senior year with the Independent A Group FIU Indoor Percussion (formally known as Velocity Indoor Percussion), where he marched 2013 – 2015. He fell in love with this unique medium for performing and began auditioning for world class Drum Corps.

Anna Koh

Cymbal Instructor

Anna Koh is a cymbal instructor from Farmington Hills, Michigan. She began her cymbal career in 2015 at Farmington United Percussion Ensemble (FUPE) where she marched from 2015 to 2017. Anna continued marching Winter Guard International at Genesis Percussion in 2018, and Redline Percussion from 2019 to 2021. Her first year of drum corps was at Legends DBC in 2017 where she stayed until 2019, she was then contracted at the Madison Scouts for the 2020 season and aged out there in 2021.

Ellie Mehr

Front Ensemble Instructor

Based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Ellie Mehr is an active percussion educator in the Twin Citiesarea and beyond. She is currently the Front Ensemble Coordinator for Irondale High School inNew Brighton, Minnesota and works as a Front Ensemble Instructor for Minnesota Brass Indoorand the Madison Scouts. Ellie values her students' experiences and she strives to facilitate opportunities that help them grow, both musicially and as individuals, as she teaches.

Michael Reese

Front Ensemble Instructor

Michael Reese is an active music educator and the current Middle School Band Director for the Elida Local School District near Lima, OH. In addition to this work at Elida, he is the Front Ensemble Coordinator for the WGI Percussion Independent World ensemble ConneXus (2018 – Present).

TJ Shaheen

Front Ensemble Instructor

TJ Shaheen is a percussion instructor in the Metro Atlanta area. Currently, he serves as the Director of Percussion at North Gwinnett High School in Suwannee, GA, where he arranges for and teaches the marching percussion, assists in concert preparation, and teaches the daily percussion class.

Scott Boerma

Brass Arranger

Scott Boerma is currently the Director of Bands and Professor of Music at Western Michigan University, where he conducts the University Wind Symphony and Western Winds. Prior to this appointment, he was the Associate Director of Bands at the University of Michigan and Director of the renowned Michigan Marching Band. An alumnus of the Madison Scouts, Scott was both an educator and brass arranger for the Scouts for over 20 years.

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Justin Shelton

Caption Supervisor & Electronics Designer

Justin received a bachelor’s degree in Music Production Technology from the University of Texas at Arlington where he also worked as a recording engineer for the Aspen Music Festival and the Dallas Symphony Orchestra.

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