My "bio" used for music groups I am involved
Nathan (or Nate) grew up in Connecticut and finished high school at Charlotte's Harding University High School. While at Harding he was the drum captain for 3 years and lead drummer for the school's jazz and symphonic ensembles. Also while in high school, Nathan served the Principal Percussionist for the Charlotte Youth Symphony Orchestra and participated in many honors ensembles at the county, district, and state levels.
Nathan attended East Carolina University where he was a member of the Marching Pirates drumline and pit for 3 years, performing for over a million people in that time. He also participated in 3 seasons of the University's Concert Band as well as did some fill-in work in the Jazz program. Nathan graduated from ECU in May of 1999 with a BS in Business Administration, with a concentration in Management Information Systems (in English... computers). Formally educated in both marching, jazz, and concert percussion, Nathan strives to stay on the cutting edge of the percussive world.
For the 1999 and 2000 school years Nathan was on staff with East Lincoln High School, in Denver, NC. Nathan served as the Percussion Caption Head as caption head, responsible for overseeing and producing arrangements as well as supervising, utilizing, and planning out all visual, musical, and technical strategies for the ensemble. He worked throughout the year with the organization in summer percussion and band camps, the fall marching season, and Winter/Spring indoor ensembles. In his spare time, Nathan served a technical and percussion advisor to the newly chartered Piedmont Mission Drum and Bugle Corps (DCI).
Currently, Nathan works full time as a Senior Systems Administrator for a consulting firm in Bellevue, WA. Nathan is happily married and resides in Issaquah, WA with his lovely wife Alicea, who also worked with the ELHS Marching Band as a brass and marching tech. Nathan still serves as the webmaster/designer for ELHSband.org and PiedmontMission.org.
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