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Amanda Watson

Health & Wellness

Amanda began her marching career at Plymouth-Canton Educational Park, where she performed at BOA Grand Nationals and WGI Scholastic World Finals for four years, serving as drumline section leader her senior year. Amanda went on to perform with the Michigan State University Drumline while working toward her BS in Psychology, having the unique distinction of being the only female center snare in the history of the Spartan Marching Band. In 2011, Amanda toured with the Phantom Regiment Drum & Bugle Corps as a member of the Snareline.

Amanda is enthusiastic about giving back to the marching activity and has taught various competitive groups since beginning her teaching career in 2010 including South Lyon High School, Plymouth Canton High School, Farmington United Percussion Ensemble, and Rockford High School. Amanda has also been on staff for the Michigan State University Performing Arts Camp since 2012.

Outside of the drumming world, Amanda is a registered Occupational Therapist, recently graduating with her Masters of Occupational Therapy from Eastern Michigan University. Amanda is passionate about injury prevention for marching arts performers, and brings her skillset in body mechanics, ergonomics, and health and wellness. She looks forward to collaborating with staff and members to increase the health and wellness of Redline performers.