Percussion Instructor, The Cadets
Sarah is the Director of Percussion and Assistant Band Director at Calvert Hall College High School in Baltimore, Maryland where the competitive marching band has won the USBands National Championship two years in a row, including an undefeated percussion section. She is a graduate of Towson University where she earned a Bachelor's Degree in Music Education with a concentration in Percussion. She will be graduating from Johns Hopkins Peabody Conservatory this summer with a Master’s in Music Education and is planning to continue on towards earning her Ph.D. in Music Education.
Sarah also has the privilege of being the current bass tech for the Reading Buccaneers Drum and Bugle Corps as well as a bass tech for United Percussion. This will be her fourth year with the Reading Buccaneers as well as her third year teaching with United Percussion. She was previously the bass tech and choreographer designer for United Percussion in 2011 and 2012. 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 served as the bass tech for the Colts Drum and Bugle Corps. The following year, she joined the percussion staff as the bass tech for the Crossmen Drum and Bugle Corps.
Sarah is a Vic Firth Educator. She currently works with several other Maryland marching ensembles as both their caption head and music arranger. 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 region. Sarah is excited to be joining The Cadets staff this year.