Dr. Iain Moyer and Jason Ihnat
Dr. Iain Moyer
In 2017, Dr. Iain Moyer will be the Front Ensemble Arranger for The Boston Crusaders. Previously, Moyer served on the percussion staff of The Cadets Drum & Bugle Corps, where he served as Front Ensemble Arranger from 2009 through 2016. During his time with The Cadets, the corps won its 10th DCI World Championship in 2011 and The Cadets Percussion Section received the Fred Sanford Award for Best Percussion Performance in 2013. His previous DCI experience also includes arranging and instructing positions at the Madison Scouts, Glassmen, and Crossmen. From 2012-1016, he served as the Front Ensemble Arranger for The Cadets2. In 2016, Cadets2 won the DCA World Championship and Percussion Trophy. Moyer also arranges for numerous high school marching bands including Tarpon Springs High School (FL), Leander High School (TX), and Round Rock High School (TX). Moyer is the Director of Athletic Bands/Percussion and Music Programs Recruiter at Widener University. As Director of Athletic Bands/Percussion, he oversees all aspects of the Widener University Pep Band and Drumline and teaches applied percussion. Prior to his appointment at Widener, Moyer was Associate Professor of Music at the University of North Alabama.
Jason Ihnat is the longest tenured member of the “tech” staff at The Cadets Drum & Bugle Corps, having been a front ensemble instructor since 2004. Ihnat also serves as Director of and performer with the NFL’s Detroit Lions Drumline at Ford Field. He is currently on faculty at Eastern Michigan University (EMU) as a part-time lecturer of music theory, where he also serves as the percussion arranger and instructor for the EMU marching band. Ihnat received a Bachelor of Music Education degree from Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan, where he studied percussion under Professor Keith Claeys, and a Master of Music in Composition degree from EMU, where he studied with composer Dr. Anthony Iannaccone. He has had several of his compositions performed by various ensembles at EMU as well as at the University of North Alabama and Michigan State University. Ihnat enjoys his freelance music career teaching lessons and directing percussion ensembles as well as arranging shows for marching bands and performing with several symphony orchestras in the Metro-Detroit area.
“The Genius and The Assassin: The Modern-Day Front Ensemble Arranger and Instructor”
Date & Location
Vic Firth, Yamaha, Remo, Zildjian