Andy Wade obtained his degree in music education from Central Michigan University where he studied percussion with Dr. Andrew Spencer.

His marching performance experience includes NorthCoast Academy percussion ensemble from 2010-2013, where he was the battery section leader and center snare in 2013. His DCI experience includes The Crossmen Drum and Bugle corps in 2011 and Madison Scouts Drum and Bugle Corps in 2012.

He has acted as percussion director for a number of schools around Michigan including Walled Lake Northern and Mount Pleasant High School. He was snare technician at NorthCoast Academy Percussion Ensemble (2014-15) and visual technician at Blue Stars Drum and Bugle Corps (2013-14). From 2015-18 he was percussion staff member at Legends Drum and Bugle Corps.This will be his 5th season with Redline Percussion.

His other experience in music arranging and design includes Concord High School from Jackson, Michigan, James Pace High School from Brownsville, Texas, and Norwell High School from Norwell, Indiana. Along with that, he is percussion arranger and drill designer for Huron Valley Percussion and percussion arranger for Lakeland High School. He currently acts as drill designer for South Lyon Indoor drum line.

Andy is currently a percussion specialist 6-12 in the Huron Valley School District. He also is a freelance musician and studio percussionist.