The percussion section at Fusion is lead by Co-Caption Heads Mike Schmitt and Jamie Szeinberg. Together, with front ensemble arranger Mike Wyatt, the three create a percussion ensemble and percussion book that not only keeps the crowd on their feet but also facilitates growth and development in each individual player. As a member of the Fusion "Core" Percussion section, you learn the value of team work and commitment. The staff not only encourages members to achieve at a high level of excellence but also likes to have fun. Members will take away refined skills that involve playing and moving but also create character building memories that will be carried to other facets their lives.
The 2017 percussion staff has various world class and high achieving backgrounds consisting of DCA, DCI, and WGI experience -- all culminating in one amazing summer of instruction, education and growth as a performer.
Fusion Core 2017 percussion still has a few spots left to fill our Summer Cast. If you're interested in joining us next Summer, submit a Membership Application. Also, make plans to attend an upcoming rehearsal.
Join Fusion 2017
Fusion is my other family. This corps taught me how to leave my comfort zone in my playing and performing abilities. These are some of the most talented and motivating people I have ever met. I grew up around drum corps my whole life and said I would never march anywhere else. Fusion changed that; the people here changed that. The friends I have met here, I know will be lifelong. We all wear the same uniform, we all perform on the same field -- we are all family. I love this core and I am so glad I came here and you will be too.
Join Shealyn this Summer
Fusion is a home away from home for me. The family connection I feel when I'm there is one that helps to push me through any tough times I have had up until that point. When I see my drum waiting for me, I feel ready to forget all the woes and play some fiddles for delight. Some of the closest brothers and sisters I have come from Fusion. I believe that I wouldn't be who I am today without discovering this Corps and sticking with Fusion.
Join Andrea this Summer
Fusion means more than what I can really even describe with words. I was given a place to express myself and was motivated to get better. Fusion means coming together, putting all of our differences aside, and making ourselves vulnerable to do what we love. I feel at home when I'm at Fusion and I received a different view of drum corps. Fusion took me from where I was and pushed me beyond my limits to get me to where I am today. I thank Fusion every day for allowing me to grow as a person as well as a musician and performer.
Join Melanie this Summer