Musical experience & instructor qualifications:

Percussion instructor: Specialist in rudimental snare drumming and drum set

  • Dietze Music, Omaha, NE, July 1993 – present
  • Dietze Music House, Lincoln, NE, August 1974 – May 1977 (began teaching at age 15)
  • Omaha Home for Boys, Omaha, NE, August 2006 – Present
  • Percussionist:Percussionist: 43rd Army Band, Lincoln, NE, November 11, 1988 to present

Drum Major of the 50-member marching band

  • Principal timpani player, snare drummer, percussionist, drum set player with jazz band
  • In concert with Kansas band, July 4, 2009, Honolulu, HI
  • Performed in President Clinton’s inaugural parade, 1993
  • assistant drumline instructor: UNL Marching Band, Fall 1988

Snare drummer: “The Commandant’s Own” US Marine Drum & Bugle Corps

  • Washington, D.C., January 1984 – April 1988
  • Under the direction of Riley Rose
  • Associated with Brent Harrison, now Acting Commander
  • Performed for President Reagan and at inaugural celebration

Triple drummer: Marine Drum & Bugle Corps, MCAGCC, 29 Palms, CA, November 1982 – December 1983

  • Performed for Queen of England, numerous professional golf and tennis tournaments

Military music education: School of Music, Naval Amphibious Base, Little Creek, VA

  • Basic course of music: theory, ear training, site singing, chords, April – October 1982
  • BNCOC Military Intermediate School of Music: conducting, scoring, drum majoring and jazz structure, July 1995
  • Studied with David St. Armand, US Marine Corps, 1982

Percussionist: University of Nebraska, Music Education (percussion major), August 1980 – December 1981

  • UNL Marching Band: snare drummer, Fall 1980, triple drummer, Fall 1981
  • Wind Ensemble, Percussion Ensemble, Basketball Band
  • KFOR & Misty’s Pep Bands
  • Studied with Al Rometo, UNL Percussion Department, 1980 – 1981

Percussionist: Peru State College, August 1977 – May 1978

  • Snare drummer, Peru Marching Band
  • Drum set player, Jazz Band

Timpanist: “America’s Youth In Concert” European Tour, July 1976

High school band: Lincoln Southeast High School

  • Allstate Orchestra: Nebraska, Spring 1976 & 1977
  • Hastings Honor Band: Hastings College, Nebraska, 1977
  • Marching Band, Jazz Band, Basketball Band, September 1974 – May 1977

Miscellaneous music affiliations: A member of a variety of Lincoln & Omaha performing groups

  • (rock, country, jazz, blues, church, polka, pep bands)