Meet the Drumline Staff

Directors, Visual, Instructors & Techs

Patrick Lyons

Patrick Lyons

Indoor Drumline Director

Patrick has been involved with River City Rhythm since the organization's creation back in 2009 and currently serves as the Director for the Indoor Drumline...

Julia Hauble

Julia Hauble

Administration/Social Media

Julia has a passion for this activity that she's excited to bring to the program at RCR.

Shane Gwaltney

Shane Gwaltney

Program and Operations Consultant

Shane has arranged and worked with Southwind Drum and Bugle Corps, Spirit of Atlanta Drum and Bugle Corps, Phantom Regiment Drum and Bugle Corps, Music City Mystique and more!

Paul Weber

Paul Weber

Drumline Program Coordinator & Batterie Arranger / Corps Percussion Supervisor & Program Coordinator

Paul Weber has eleven years of World Class drum corps teaching experience working with such corps as the Madison Scouts, the Blue Stars, Southwind, and the Blue Knights...

Bojan Hoover

Bojan Hoover

Corps Director / Drumline Front Ensemble Designer/Arranger/Instructor

Bojan Hoover is a founding staff member of River City Rhythm Drum and Bugle Corps and has been involved as an instructor and designer for River City Rhythm Drumline since its inception.

Andrew Dussl

Andrew Dussl

Corps Visual Supervisor / Drumline Drill Writer/Visual Designer & Visual Caption Head

Andrew Dussl has been an active instructor within the Minnesota marching community over the past twelve years...

Sam Peck

Sam Peck

Batterie Coordinator & Tenor Drum Instructor

Sam has taught private lessons and at many different high schools throughout Minnesota, including Henry Sibley, Eden Prairie, River Valley Percussion Theatre, Buffalo, Irondale, and Eastview.

Andrew Woods

Andrew Woods

Drumline Front Ensemble Coordinator

Andrew has been involved with front ensemble percussion performance and instruction for over 14 years...

Alex Cary

Alex Cary

Drumline Snare Drum Instructor / Corps Battery Instructor: Snare

Alex Cary is a percussionist, educator, and arranger currently studying Music Performance at Minnesota State University, Mankato...

Chris Richman

Chris Richman

Drumline Bass Drum Instructor / Corps Batterie Instructor: Bass

Chris has been a part of River City Rhythm both as a marching member (2012 Indoor) and as a staff member (2014-present)...

Cole Hanton

Cole Hanton

Drumline Cymbals Instructor / Corps Batterie Instructor: Cymbals

Cole Hanton is teaching the cymbal line for a second season this year...

David Palermo

David Palermo

Drumline Front Ensemble Instructor & Equipment Manager / Corps Front Ensemble Instructor

David Palermo has been teaching, arranging, composing and directing for a variety of ensemble throughout the Twin Cities area.

Jacob Daniel

Jacob Daniel

Corps Visual Caption Head / Drumline Visual Instructor

Jacob Daniel is currently a Masters student at the University of Minnesota and has played an active role as both a performer and educator in the drum corps community...

Jacqueline Gaetz

Jacqueline Gaetz

Drumline Cymbals Instructor

Jacqueline has spent the last 10 years as a cymbal player and has marched with ensembles such as the River Valley Percussion Theater, Minnesota Brass, and Crossmen...

Josh Wahlstrom

Josh Wahlstrom

Drumline Bass Drum Instructor & Front Ensemble Instructor

Josh Wahlstrom has worked with the Hastings High School Marching Band since he graduated from high school and is currently going on his 9th year in the role of percussion director...

Matt Haar

Matt Haar

Corps Co-Percussion Caption Head / Drumline Snare Instructor

Matt currently instructs the drumline at Eastview High School and has served as a clinician and staff person at scholastic and independent programs across the upper Midwest.

Mike Olsen

Mike Olsen

Drumline Front Ensemble Instructor / Corps Front Ensemble Instructor

Mike Olsen is a percussionist, private instructor, and freelance composer with multiple years of Front Ensemble experience in DCI and WGI; this will be his first year on staff with RCR...

Ryan Schmidt

Ryan Schmidt

Drumline Front Ensemble Instructor / Corps Front Ensemble Instructor

Ryan is currently the Frontline Director at Eastview High school for the Marching Band, and Irondale High School for the Winter Drumline...

Tanner Bergersen

Tanner Bergersen

Drumline Tenor Drum Instructor / Corps Batterie Instructor: Tenors

Tanner has taught as a quad tech at various high schools for their fall and winter programs...