About The Marching Panel

BRIAN DINKEL – percussion staff with the DCI’s Blue Devils Drum and Bugle Corps since 2009, currently their Front Ensemble and Audio Designer Caption Head. Current Music Coordinator and Front Ensemble Arranger for WGI’s RCC Indoor Ensemble. Brian has had the privilege of teaching and designing for high school groups including Woodbridge, Chino, and Mission Viejo.

DR. MATTHEW “RYAN” KILGORE – is a busy percussionist, arranger, clinician, and adjudicator. Member of the Percussion staff with DCI’s Bluecoats since 2008 and currently their music ensemble coordinator. Percussion staff for WGI’s Rhythm X ensemble since 2008 and in addition to this is also an Instructor of Percussion at the College of Wooster.

LAUREN TEEL – current Percussion Caption Head for DCI’s Troopers Drum and Bugle Corps. Director of Marching Percussion and Assistant Director of Percussion for Texas A&M Commerce along with percussion instructor for the UNT Green Brigade. Served as Interim Instructor of Percussion for the 2018/2019 school year at the University of Alabama.

ANDY FILIPIAK – has been involved in the percussive marching arts for several years. Currently, Front Ensemble Composer/Arranger for DCI’s The Mandarins. From 2012-2019 was the Front Ensemble Coordinator for DCI’s Boston Crusaders. Has been on staff with the WGI’s Monarch Independent indoor ensemble since 2016. He is also involved in several HS programs throughout Texas including The Woodlands HS.

DR. GIFFORD HOWARTH – current Associate Professor of Music at Bloomsburg University in Bloomsburg, PA. National music adjudicator for DCI, WGI, and BOA. Between 1999-2006 was on the percussion staff for DCI’s The Cadets. He has presented percussion workshops throughout North America, Asia and Europe.