Bachelor of Music, Music Education - Bradley University
The 2019 season will be Patrick McGehee's third year on The Cadets visual staff and his eleventh year of involvement in the drum corps activity.
Patrick grew up in Peoria, Illinois where he earned his Bachelor of Music Education degree at Bradley University. While in Illinois, he worked as an instructor with the East Peoria High School Marching Band and the Illinois Valley Central Marching Band.
He began his drum corps career in 2008 as a baritone player in the Colts Drum & Bugle Corps, where he stayed until his age-out year in 2014. He returned to the organization in 2015 as a member of the visual staff for both the Colts and its junior corps, the Colt Cadets. In 2016 he served full-time as the visual caption head of the Colt Cadets. Patrick joined the staff of The Cadets in 2017.
Patrick is currently in his third year as the choir director at Springfield Middle School in Springfield, Tennessee. He resides with his girlfriend AJ in their home of Clarksville, Tennessee where he also works on staff with the Clarksville High School Marching Band and is in his third year as visual caption head of Audio Theater, a WGI Percussion Independent Open Class Finalist.