A 21-year veteran band director from Hicksville H.S., NY, Chad brings a great deal of experience both as a performer and educator. Chad was a marching member of The Cadets of Bergen County in the early 1990’s while attending the University of Massachusetts as a Percussion Major. Chad spent four summers as percussion caption head and staff coordinator with the Jersey Surf Drum and Bugle Corps, winning the Open Class High Percussion Award in 2007. Chad was a staff member with the Carolina Crown Drum and Bugle Crops during the 2013, 2014 and 2015 seasons. He also has had the honor to assist with the University of Massachusetts Marching Percussion Section every summer since 2006. Chad is a member of the Vic Firth Educational Team.