Bruce is now in his twenty-third year working with northeastern Indiana high school music programs. Bruce is a former member of the Pride of Cincinnati Drum and Bugle Corps (1984-1985) and member/instructor with the Royal Lancers Senior Drum and Bugle Corps of Wyandotte, Michigan. He has instructed the percussion sections at Fort Wayne North Side High School and Fort Wayne Northrop High School. Bruce has also served as percussion instructor and arranger for Tippecanoe Valley High School, Bishop Dwenger High School, New Haven High School, and Fort Wayne Snider High School. Bruce is currently the percussion director and arranger for the Bluffton High School marching band and percussion ensembles.