Rob is an experienced writer, designer, adjudicator, educator and performer. Rob has been a writer, instructor and consultant for over 100 schools and corps across the country, and has music published and distributed with Standing â€˜Oâ€™ Marching, System Blue, Center X, Marching Network and Dynamic Marching.
Rob's drum corps experience is extensive in both DCI and DCA, including The Blue Devils B (brass staff 2011, 2012, 2014), The Cadets (visual staff 2012), The Jersey Surf (brass staff 2008), The Hawthorne Caballeros (arranger/caption head 2010) and The Bushwackers (brass staff 2005-2008.) Prior, Rob started his drum corps career marching with the Jersey Surf for six years (1999-2004), spending four in the hornline as soprano section leader and soloist, and two as drum major. He then spent his final two years at the Concord Blue Devils playing upper lead trumpet (2005-2006.)
Rob is returning for his third season as brass arranger for the 2012 DCA A Class World Champion Carolina Gold, and is the brass arranger for The Skyliners Drum and Bugle Corps. Rob is also the Music Caption Head for the Cavalcade of Bands.
Rob is a middle school band director in Clinton, NJ, and is a graduate of The University of the Arts in Philadelphia, PA, holding both a Master's degree in music education and a Bachelor's degree in trumpet performance. As a music educator in both the private and public setting, his experience includes extensive work with drum corps, marching bands, jazz bands, wind ensembles, pit orchestras and private lesson studios. As a performer, Rob has had the privilege of playing with many incredible musicians, such as Dave Liebman, Slide Hampton, Carl Allen, George Rabbi, The Latin Express (Philadelphia, PA), The Slicked Up 9's (Bethlehem, PA), The Harry James Tribute Band and more.