Casey Sagolla-Slamp is a freelance percussionist and educator residing in Raleigh, North Carolina. Casey earned a B.M. in percussion performance from James Madison University, studying with C. William Rice, Michael Overman and Marlon Foster. While at JMU, Casey performed with the Wind Symphony, Brass Band, Steel Drum Band, Marching Royal Dukes and Percussion Ensemble. Casey performed in the 2014 Macy's Day Parade with the Marching Royal Dukes and a year later performed for Pope Francis in St. Peter's Square, Vatican City with the same ensemble. He was also featured, performing David J. Long's "Spirits" in Vic Firth's performance spotlight, as the JMU percussion ensemble timpanist.
In 2012, Casey marched with the Cadets 2 Drum and Bugle Corps as a marimbist in the front ensemble. He then returned the following year and served as the front ensemble section leader. As a freelance percussionist, Casey has performed with the Durham Symphony Orchestra, Tar River Orchestra, Triangle Brass Band, Mifflin Guard Fife and Drum Corps, National Capital Brass Band and the United States Army Field Band. He has also performed at several state and national conferences, including the College Band Directors National Conference, Virginia Music Educators Association Conference, North American Brass Band Association Championships, Great American Brass Band Festival and the McCormick Marimba Festival. Casey recently served as the principal percussionist in Joel Collier's Solo Euphonium Album entitled, Shadowed.
Casey is currently the concert percussion and front ensemble instructor at William G. Enloe High School in Raleigh, North Carolina. He is also the front ensemble coordinator for Alchemy Percussion, a WGI Independent Open percussion ensemble based in central North Carolina. Casey also served as a front ensemble instructor for the Carolina Gold Drum and Bugle Corps during the 2017 season. He will join the 7th Regiment Drum and Bugle Corps staff as a front ensemble instructor beginning in summer 2018. In addition to his marching arts positions, Casey serves as the director of the Triangle Youth Percussion Ensemble.
Casey proudly endorses Artifact Percussion and is honored to be joining the Dynasty family!