2016 Front Ensemble Staff Additions

Redline is pleased to welcome the following additions to our front ensemble staff!  These gentlemen bring more years of World Class experience to the table and will be valuable additions to our already extremely talented staff. 

JUSTIN EASLEY - Justin has been involved in the marching arts since 2005, when he was a member of the fall and winter drumline at Rockdale County High School in Conyers, GA. He holds a Bachelor's degree from MIT. 

While in college, he marched 4 years with the Boston University Marching Band and Boston University Winter Percussion. In 2013, he marched with the Boston Crusaders Drum and Bugle Corps before aging out of the marching activity in 2014 with Music City Mystique. 

Justin is currently pursuing a Ph.D. from the University of Michigan and has been actively teaching for the past 3 years. He has taught at various high schools in the metro Atlanta area and most recently works as the Front Ensemble Coordinator at Southgate Anderson High School. Justin is very excited to be joining the front ensemble staff for Redline this upcoming season!

DAN SCHMITT - SOUND ENGINEER - Dan Schmitt studied Music Industry at Eastern Kentucky University. He has been teaching as a Percussion Educator/Mentor since 2006, and currently works at the University of Louisville as their full time Drumline instructor. 

Dan is a current member of the percussion staff for Crossmen Drum and Bugle Corps from San Antonio, TX (2015) and was previously with Carolina Crown Drum and Bugle Corps from Fort Mill, SC (2012-2014), and most recently had the privilege of working with Tarpon Springs Outdoor Performance Ensemble during their first ever Bands Of America Grand Nation Championship.

Dan played Bass Drum with Madison Scouts (2009); The Cavaliers (2010); Redline (2010) and Rhythm X (2011). In 2010, he was part of Yamaha Japan’s percussion clinics in Okyama, Japan, and was a charter member the Cincinnati Bengals “Growl” Drumline. The majority of his work includes creating professional audio designs for ensembles in the marching activity.

View our entire staff list HERE.