Andrew Stawick has been involved with the Marching Percussion Activity for over 10 years as a performer, clinician, composer, arranger, and educator. He has marched with the Emerald Knights Drum and Bugle Corps from Cedar Rapids, Iowa (inactive) as the Center Snare and Drum Line Section Leader. He also was a member of the Pioneer Drum and Bugle Corps from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, as a member of the Tenor Line. Andrew was voted the 2004 Pioneer Marching Percussion Member of the Year by the educational and administrative staff. He has taught and had many original compositions and arrangements played by many high school drum lines in Illinois, Alabama, and Nevada. Andrew was most recently a Percussion Instructor for the Pioneer drum and Bugle Corps from Milwaukee, Wisconsin where he primarily instructed the Tenor Line, but also ran many rehearsals and worked with all the percussive sections.
Andrew recently completed his B.S. Degree in Music with a focus in Music Industry from Troy University in Troy, AL. While at Troy, Andrew was the Tenor Line Section Leader, Assistant Drum Line Section Leader, and the Front Ensemble / Mallet Percussion Section Leader of the Sound of the South Marching Band. As a member of the Troy University Symphony Band, Andrew was the Principle Percussionist for a total of four semesters. The Symphony Band recorded two albums with world-renowned composer Stephen Melillo, which Andrew was a performing percussionist on both, and the Principle Percussionist for the Whispers on the Wind album. The Symphony Band also recorded Alfred Reed’s “Symphony for Brass and Percussion” for Alfred Music Group during the time Andrew was the Principle Percussionist.
Andrew has also competed in the PASIC Individual Tenor Drumming Competition and has placed in the Top Ten four times and the Top Five Twice, along with a 2nd Place finish in 2008. Andrew has studied percussion with Dr. Adam Blackstock, Associate Professor Eric Ward, Bryden Atwater, Stuart Spoon, Will Doty, Tym Healy, and Mickey Hartzog.
Andrew is currently a freelance composer, arranger, and educator in the Chicago area and a proud performing artist, clinician, and endorser for Dynasty Percussion.