Madison Scouts Indoor Announces Design Team

Madison Scouts Indoor is pleased to announce the Design Team for the 2022 season.

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. You can view samples of his work at www.resonantmusicdesign.com. Matt was a member of Rhythm X from 2005 - 2008 and was a staff member from 2009 - 2015.

Matt also was a member of the Bluecoats Drum and Bugle Corps from 2006 - 2007 in the front ensemble, and was a staff member from 2009 - 2012. Matt graduated from Miami University (OH) in 2008 with a Bachelor's of Arts in Music Education degree. In 2013, Matt was elected to the Board of Directors of the Mid East Performance Association (MEPA) circuit and was recently elected as Vice President of Percussion for the circuit.Matt is a proud sponsor of Innovative Percussion, Sabian Cymbals, and Evans/Planet Waves products. He currently lives in Springboro, OH with his wife Sara and his sons Micah and Ezra.

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.

Ryan has taught and designed for many schools in the Ohio area as well as for WGI groups Redline and Connexus Independent. He was most recently the battery coordinator for the Crossmen Drum & Bugle Corps. Ryan currently serves as the percussion director at Lebanon City Schools (OH).

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. While serving as a visual specialist and caption head from 1997-2005, the band won 12 Bands Of America Regional Championships, as well as the high visual award at Grand National Championships in 2003.

Noah is the visual designer for WGI World Class finalists, Infinity Percussion as well as for the 2010 and 2011 WGI Open Class silver medalist, Stryke Percussion. Noah was also on the design team for The Troopers Drum & Bugle Corps where he served as the visual coordinator in 2013 and 2014 and the visual designer from 2015-2017.  In 2019, Noah served on the visual team for the Crossmen. He is a graduate of Indiana University and then earned a masters in jazz performance from the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music.

Joshua Wendt, Visual Designer

Joshua has served marching bands and drum corps in various capacities for the last 10 years. He currently instructs, designs, and choreographs for a plethora of programs around the country including multiple BOA Grand National Finalists. Joshua has worked with Phantom Regiment and Carolina Crown both as a choreographer for the horn line as well as a member of the visual team.

Joshua’s artistic talents also extend into the indoor arena as well where he is the current creative director for Unity Percussion (2019 Independent A Class Champions), Ancient City Ensemble (2019 Independent Open Class Finalist), Stryke Wynds (2019 Independent World Winds Silver Medalist), in addition to various scholastic programs.

Jason Robb, Program Consultant

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.

Before transitioning to pageantry design full-time, he had a successful career as a band director in Texas. He began his career teaching middle school band in The Woodlands for 5 years. In 2013, Jason relocated to Cedar Park, Texas as an Associate Band Director at Cedar Park High School, capturing a UIL Texas State Marching Championship in 2015. In 2016, Jason accepted the position of Director of Bands for Rouse High School in Leander, Texas. Under his direction, the Rouse program has been a Bands of America Regional Finalist, Regional and Super Regional Class Champion, and 5A UIL State Marching Championship Finalist. Jason was named the Phi Beta Mu Texas Young Bandmaster of the Year in 2018. He was inducted into the Alpha Chapter of Phi Beta Mu in 2020.

From 2008 to 2014, Jason served on the instructional faculty of the Madison Scouts from Madison, Wisconsin. Jason returned to Madison to serve as the Program Coordinator in 2020. He spends his non-drum corps summertime designing and coordinating marching band productions, writing marching band drill, and consulting with band programs all around the country. Jason also serves as the Educational Director for Forward Leadership, a program offered by the Madison Scouts. Jason is an active clinician, presenting for Drum Corps International, the Texas Bandmasters Association, and the Texas Music Educators Association. Jason is also an active adjudicator with Bands of America, the Texas Music Adjudicators Association, and several premier pageantry and concert band circuits around the country.

Aaron Tucker, Audio Systems Designer/Technician

Aaron Tucker is a freelance percussion educator, designer, and audio specialist living in Fort Worth, Texas. He studied Percussion with an emphasis in Jazz Performance at East Carolina University. In 2002, he had the opportunity to march with the Magic of Orlando Drum and Bugle corps, winning a division 2 world championship, and going on to place in finals in division 1 (now known as World Class). He has had the honor of learning from some world class educators, including Jonathon Wacker, Bill Bachman, Tom Hurst, John Campese, Kevin Shah, Wayne Viar, and Will Goodyear.

Throughout his career, Aaron has had the pleasure of working with world class organizations such as Palmetto Percussion, Spirit of Atlanta Drum and Bugle Corps and Blue Knights Drum and Bugle Corps.  He also serves as the Percussion Coordinator for Atlantic Indoor Association, and served as Percussion Director for Green Hope High School from 2008 through 2019.  In 2018, Aaron helped to guide Carolina Gold Drum and Bugle Corps to a DCA class A world championship and high percussion award.  He is also the founder and former director of Alchemy Independent Percussion Ensemble.  Aaron maintains a studio of private percussion students, and consults and designs for percussion ensembles all over the country.  He has had the pleasure of working with BOA Grand National semi-finalists, DCI finalists, and WGI World Championship Finalists.

When he isn't teaching or writing, Aaron performs with a variety of musicians as a freelance drummer.  He resides in Cary, North Carolina with his wife, Ellen and his furry companions, Niko and Ollie.

Aaron is proud to endorse Innovative Percussion sticks and mallets, Ludwig drums and Musser mallet equipment.