Drumline Competition

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Drumline Invitatational Cancelled.

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Seven Lakes Band Program will sponsor its 1st Annual Drumline Contest, Hard Beats of Spartan Nation, on Saturday, September 23, 2017 at Seven Lakes High School Spartan Stadium.  Our 1st Annual event will be the 1st in the Houston Metropolitan area and will include 5A and 6A high school drumlines from throughout Texas. Our staff and volunteers are dedicated to ensuring the contest is an exceptional experience for all. Please join us in September, and visit our website often as we continue to post updates on our event.

John G. Mays, Director of Bands

J. Allen Vinson, Director of Percussion

Invitational Canceled.

ENTRY FEE:  $175.00

Passes are provided for directors, pit crew, and drivers. Questions?  Contact John G. Mayes by email *Please note that all registration fees are non-refundable **Registration Deadline: September 3, 2017

Meet Our Judges


Rob Ferguson is currently the Director and Program Coordinator for Performing Arts, serving both Matrix Independent World and Matrix Independent Open Percussion Ensembles. Rob also serves as the music designer for Matrix and has since its inception in 1999. In addition, Rob also serves as the Percussion Arranger and Percussion Caption Coordinator for the Phantom Regiment from Rockford, Illinois. Rob served as the Percussion Coordinator and Percussion Arranger for the Glassmen Drum and Bugle Corps from Toledo, Ohio, from 2008-2012. Rob has served as a percussion representative for the Mideast Performance Association and currently serves as the Percussion Education Director for the Ohio Indoor Performance Association and as a member of the WGI Percussion Advisory Board. Rob holds a Bachelor of Science and Master of Music in Music Performance from Kent State University where he studied with Michael Burritt and Ted Rounds. He previously served as adjunct percussion faculty and assistant marching band director at Youngstown State University, and currently is the Design Coordinator for Firestone High School and Norton High School bands in Northeast Ohio, and the Program Coordinator for the Central Crossing High School Marching Band from Grove City, OH.

Rob is an active clinician and adjudicator for both the indoor and outdoor marching activities. He has presented clinics on marching percussion, keyboard percussion, arranging, and amplification in the marching activity throughout the U.S. and in Europe including the 2007 PAS convention, and the 2008 Indoor Percussion Europe Championships. Ferguson has performed as a marimba clinician and guest artist with numerous high school and college programs and percussion ensembles.

In addition to teaching, Rob works professionally as a designer, composer, program coordinator, and consultant for outdoor and indoor marching ensembles throughout the U.S. and abroad. He is the owner of Ferguson Design Solutions, a company providing custom arrangements, original compositions, consulting, and design resources for marching bands, drum corps, and indoor percussion ensembles in all major arenas of the pageantry arts. Rob currently resides in Cuyahoga Falls, OH. Rob is an endorser and clinician for Mapex & Majestic Percussion, Innovative Percussion, the Avedis Zildjian Co., Planet Waves, Pageantry Innovations, and Remo Inc.



Evan Brown – Evan Brown is an active sound and amplification designer in the pageantry arts, residing in Pittsburgh, PA. Evan is a Sound Designer for many groups across the US, currently including Phantom Regiment, Matrix Percussion (Open and World), Oregon Crusaders, OCindoor, Cap City Percussion, Kiski Area High School in PA, and many others. He is also the staff sound designer for Ferguson Design Solutions, a company providing arrangements, original compositions, consulting and design resources for marching bands, drum corps and indoor percussion ensembles in all major arenas of the pageantry arts. He is also currently the Percussion Coordinator for North Allegheny High School in Wexford, PA.

Evan holds a Bachelor of the Arts Degree in Music from Slippery Rock University, where he performed and participated in a wide variety of ensembles, focusing most specifically on drum set, studying under Dr. David Glover. During the day, he is currently the Percussion Manager for Volkwein’s Music, an education based full-line retailer in Pittsburgh, PA.


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