Staff Announcement: Iain Moyer & Zach Schlicher
Iain Moyer – Front Ensemble Arranger
Dr. Iain Moyer joins Inspire Arts & Music as Front Ensemble Arranger for the Boston Crusaders. Previously, Iain has served on the Percussion Staff of The Cadets since 2007, where he served as Front Ensemble Arranger from 2009 through 2016. During his time with The Cadets, the corps won their 10th DCI World Championship in 2011 and The Cadets Percussion section received the Fred Sanford Award for Best Percussion Performance in 2013.
Iain has previous drum corps teaching/arranging credits with the Madison Scouts, Glassmen, and the Crossmen. He has also arranged for high school and college marching bands in the United States, Japan, and Canada.
Moyer currently serves as the Director of Athletic Bands and Percussion at Widener University. Prior to working at Widener, Iain served as the Director of Percussion Studies/Assistant Director of Bands at The University of North Alabama. Moyer received his Doctoral of Musical Arts and Masters Degrees in Percussion Performance from the University of Oklahoma and his Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Massachusetts.
Iain is a proud endorser/artist with Vic Firth, Zildjian, Remo, and Yamaha.
Zach Schlicher – Percussion Production Designer
Zach Schlicher began his drum corps career with The Cadets in 2001. Upon aging out in 2004, he began teaching the snare line at the Madison Scouts. After two seasons with the Scouts, he moved to be on the faculty of Carolina Crown for the next ten years. Away from the drum corps ﬁeld, Zach works with several scholastic and independent programs within BOA and WGI. Over the last twelve years, he has developed a unique set of skills which allow him to take on multiple responsibilities and roles with any ensemble. Zach studied percussion at Indiana University of Pennsylvania and the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Presently, he resides in Indianapolis, IN, but travels to work with multiple programs within North America. Along with his design/instruction commitments, Zach occasionally performs on cast with Aerial Experience Productions and has performed with Blue Devils Entertainment. He has also been featured on VicFirth.com in the video lesson series “Hybrid Rudiments.” Zach is endorsed by Vic Firth and Evans Drumheads.
“Zach will be interacting with the full corps ensemble and will also be an integral part of the percussion design and choreography” – Chris Holland