Danielle Leininger

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Color Guard Instructor

DANIELLE LEININGER grew up in Orange County, California. She is currently attending university, majoring in theatre arts and minoring in dance.

Danielle was introduced to drum corps in 2011 and went on to march Pacific Crest in 2012 and 2013. From there, she spent two summers with the Phantom Regiment, aging out with them this past 2015 season. She has also performed with the world class winter guard Fantasia in 2014, 2015, and is currently participating in her third season with them.

Danielle has continued to further her experience and education of the activity through performing as well as teaching. She has taught with programs such as John F. Kennedy High School, Yorba Linda High School and is presently at Yorba Linda Middle School, Walnut High School, and El Dorado High School.

She is extremely excited to begin the next step of her journey in 2016 as a staff member with the drum corps that first gave her the opportunity to perform in DCI.

Amy Kremer

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Color Guard Instructor

AMY KREMER was born and raised in Rancho Cucamonga, California. She is a graduate of Rancho Cucamonga High School. Amy performed with Pacific Crest in 2011, and Exhale, an independent winter guard, in 2012.

With a passion for teaching, Amy took over the caption head position at Montclair High School in 2011 until moving to work with the Marching Eagle Regiment at Etiwanda High School in 2013, where she is now color guard caption head.

Amy’s dedication to students and children drives her to further her education. She spent four years in the liberal studies program at Cal Poly Pomona and is continuing to earn her degree in early childhood education at Ashworth College.

William Clayton

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Color Guard Instructor

WILLIAM CLAYTON is a graduate of the American Musical and Dramatic Academy with a B.F.A in Dance Theatre.

Before beginning their accelerated program, he performed with Fantasia 2013, and the RCC Marching Tigers. He also completed three summers of drum corps: one with The Cavaliers in 2012 and two with Pacific Crest in 2010 and 2011.

Jerin Harrison

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Visual Instructor

JERIN HARRISON received a Bachelor of Music Education from The University of Mississippi in 2015. He performed with Memphis Sound Drum and Bugle Corps in 2008, and is a-five year alumnus of The Cavaliers Drum and Bugle Corps (2009-2013). Jerin culminated his drum corps experience as Assistant Drum Major for The Cavaliers in 2013. He also worked on the support staff for The Boston Crusaders in 2014 and 2015.

Jerin completed his undergraduate course work as a student teacher with the two-time Mississippi State Marching Band Champion, Hernando High School, under Len Killough. He attended high school at Lewisburg (MS) High School where the Patriot Marching Band received the silver medal at championships in 2007 and 2008 and were the 2009 Mississippi Marching Band Champions under Mel Morse. He was also a member of the 2009 Mississippi Lion’s All-State Band.

Since graduating from Lewisburg in 2010, he has also worked with a number of Mississippi bands in areas of visual, conducting, and music.

Jed Garvey

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Choreographer and Color Guard Instructor

A resident of Johnson City, Tennessee, JED GARVEY performed with the Glassemen (2009, 2010, 2011), Southeast Independent Winter Guard (2009, 2010, 2011, 2012), Étude Winter Guard (2013) and three-time WGI world class champions Onyx (2014, 2015).

He teaches color guard at Dobyns-Bennett High School in Kingsport, Tennessee, and choreographs for various scholastic and independent programs in Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, Ohio, Georgia, and Texas. In 2015,  Jed served as a choreographer and technician for Spirit of Atlanta Drum and Bugle Corps.

Jed holds a Bachelor’s Degree in English from East Tennessee State University, and works as a literacy coordinator for a non-profit after school program.

Adam Steltenpohl

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Visual Instructor

ADAM STELTENPOHL hails from Alpharetta, Georgia, and is currently attending Georgia State University, where he is studying music education.  At Georgia State, Adam was a charter member of the Georgia State Marching Band.  He was a mellophone performer at Spirit of Atlanta from 2011 through 2013, and he performed with Atlanta Quest Independent Indoor Drumline as a cymbal player in 2013 and 2014. He was a featured visual soloist during Quest’s 2014 season.

Adam has served as an instructor/clinician for several local high school and college marching bands and indoor percussion programs, including Centennial, Chattahoochee, and Harrison High Schools, as well as Georgia State University and Kennesaw State University.

Adam has also been on the educational staff at Alliance Drum & Bugle Corps, Spirit of Atlanta Drum & Bugle Corps, and Atlanta Quest.