Katie Hanka

Basses / Web & Media

Katie found a passion for music at a young age with the piano. And in high school this evolved to the drums, performing with both the fall and winter programs at South Lyon and earning a silver medal at the WGI World Championships her senior year. After graduating, Katie attended Eastern Michigan University where she was a member of the EMU Drumline; she also graduated with a BBA in Marketing and currently operates her own freelance videography business, kadence films.

In the summer of 2010, Katie toured with the Santa Clara Vanguard Drum and Bugle Corps. She was also a member of Redline Percussion from it's inaugural season in 2008 until aging out in 2011,  serving as section leader of the bassline.

Katie has taught and been a clinician for a number of schools and ensembles in the region including South Lyon, Plymouth-Canton Educational Park, Eastside Fury Percussion and other various groups in Michigan, Illinois, New York and Ohio. At Redline, Katie works with the bass drums and also handles web and media design. She absolutely loves working with the fantastic staff at Redline and is eager to get back to it again this year.