Percussion Instructor, The Cadets
Sarah is currently working on earning her Ph.D. in Music Education from George Mason University. Before that, she graduated from both Towson University where she earned a Bachelor's Degree in Music Education with a concentration in Percussion and Johns Hopkins Peabody Conservatory where she earned a Master’s in Music Education. She is currently working with Mason’s Green Machine Pep Band and indoor groups as well as several other Northern Virginia marching ensembles as both an instructor and music arranger.
Sarah has an extensive history in the drum and bugle corps circuit. Before teaching, Sarah was a five-year marching member of DCI, aging-out with Carolina Crown in 2009. Before Carolina Crown, Sarah marched with the Jersey Surf from 2005-2008. She was also a four-year member of the world-class indoor drumline, United Percussion, from 2007-2010. In 2010, Sarah made the switch to being a staff member as the bass tech for the Colts and the following year, she joined the percussion staff as the bass tech for the Crossmen. She was previously the bass tech and choreography designer for United Percussion in 2011- 2012 and 2018. Currently, Sarah has the privilege of working as a bass tech for the Reading Buccaneers Drum and Bugle Corps for the past four years, earning the World Championship title for three of those four years.
Sarah is a Vic Firth Educator. Before starting her Ph.D., she was the Director of Percussion and Assistant Band Director at Calvert Hall College High School in Baltimore, Maryland where the competitive marching band won the USBands National Championship two years in a row, with an undefeated percussion section. Outside of the marching world, Sarah teaches private lessons at the Baltimore School for Drumming, serves as an adjudicator for Maryland State Band and Orchestra Competitions, and works as a freelance percussionist in the Baltimore and Washington D.C. regions. Sarah is honored and excited to be back with The Cadets this season.