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KATIE HANKA
Program Coordinator/Media Lead

Katie has been involved in the marching arts for fifteen years as a performer, instructor, writer and designer. Her performance experience includes Redline Percussion for the first four years of it’s existence and Santa Clara Vanguard, in the summer of 2010 - she also had the exciting opportunity to perform as a Drumbot at Electric Forest Music Festival in 2017.  Katie continues to perform as a drumline member for the NFL Detroit Lions Entertainment Team. As an instructor, Katie has served numerous groups, including South Lyon, Novi, Walled Lake Central, Plymouth-Canton, Eastside Fury and Redline Percussion for the last five years.

Katie holds a Bachelor of Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing from Eastern Michigan University, where she was also a member of the drumline. During her time in the collegiate world, Katie began to develop a freelance media and film production company in southeast Michigan, which she continues to grow under the name Kadence Films.

Being a part of Redline since it’s inception, seeing the growth of the group over a very short period of time, and witnessing it’s departure then rebirth has ignited a very unique passion in the staff who works tirelessly every weekend to push the group forward.  As a part of this incredibly talented team, Katie is excited about the opportunity to play a larger role in ensuring Redline’s success within the constantly-evolving competitive landscape of WGI.