KMEA District Band
Congratulations to the following PDS students who made the KMEA District Band!
- Logan Cain – 1st Chair
- Isaac Hubbell – 7th Chair
- Kylee Tucker – 8th Chair
- Luis Ewing – 5th Chair
- Matthew Anderson – 6th Chair
Hutch High Wind Ensemble
These PDS students made the Wind Ensemble at Hutchinson High School! Way to go, gentlemen!
- Luis Ewing
- Gage Brown
- Zach Thurston
PDS Student Band Debut
The Sterling College Community Band will debut PDS student, Logan Cain’s, work for wind ensemble entitled “Hope.” The performance will be held on December 4th.
Past students of the Professional Drum School have gone on to pursue fulfilling musical careers. Here are some highlights.
After studying with Ginger, Eric joined Martina McBride’s band in the early 1990′s.
Shane, having studied with Ginger, joined the Troopers and Blue Coats Drum & Bugles corps, studied at Kanas University where he later became a Graduate Teaching Assistant, and is currently on scholarship at the University of Southern California.
Sam is currently a performing drummer around the Wichita area and is the assistant band director at Collegiate School.
Kim and Kurt Garey
Siblings Kim and Kurt Garey studied with Ginger and then Dr. J.C. Combs at Wichita State University. Since then, they have moved to the New York City area and are active gigging musicians throughout the new York area.
After studying with Ginger, John Parker studied percussion with Anthony DiSanza and Dennis Wilson at Kansas State Univeristy. Now he is a freelance drummer and educator in the Wichita area. John is also a Vic Firth Educational endorsor.