2020 Battery Percussion Staff

Adam Wiencken, Battery Arranger/Co-Caption Head
Adam Is the Percussion Specialist for Broken Arrow Public Schools in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma. As Director of Percussion and Battery Arranger for the Pride of Broken Arrow Marching Band, the ensemble is a consistent Bands of America (BOA) Regional Champion and Grand National Finalist.  As Director and Founder of Broken Arrow High School Indoor Percussion, the program has received high accolades in its short history, capturing three Winter Guard International (WGI) Regional Championships; in 2017 and 2018, Broken Arrow Indoor was a Scholastic World WGI World Championship Semi-Finalist. Also, under Adam’s direction, the Broken Arrow High School Percussion Ensemble performed at the 70th Midwest Clinic in Chicago, Illinois in December of 2016.  Adam currently serves as Battery Arranger for the Spirit of Atlanta Drum and Bugle Corps.  Previously, Adam was a percussion staff member at The Cadets Drum and Bugle Corps from 2013-2016; in 2013, The Cadets were awarded the Drum Corps International (DCI) Fred Sanford Award for High Percussion Performance. He previously served on the instructional staff for the Santa Clara Vanguard, Troopers, Crossmen, and Blue Stars Drum & Bugle Corps. Adam is an alumnus of the Madison Scouts and The Cavaliers Drum and Bugle Corps.  Adam received his bachelor’s at the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana.  Throughout his studies at Indiana, Adam studied with John Tafoya, Kevin Bobo, Steve Houghton, and Craig Hetrick.

Chris Hodgson, Co-Caption Head
Chris Hodgson studied percussion at Butler University in Indianapolis, IN where he holds a bachelor’s and master’s degree in Music Education.  Chris marched drum corps from 2005-2007 with the Seattle Cascades, Capital Regiment, and the Troopers; additionally, he has played with the Star United Drumline, Indianapolis Colts Drumline, and the 2012 Super Bowl Halftime Drumline.  Chris has been teaching percussion at local schools in the Indianapolis area for many years.  As an alumnus, he first taught as a Percussion Instructor at Center Grove High School.  He then was the Percussion Director for Greenfield Central High School from 2008-2012, and now is currently in his 8th year as the Percussion Director for Franklin Central High School, a 4-time WGI Scholastic World Class Finalist from 2016 to 2019.

Jack Bounds, Snares
Jack Bounds is a percussionist and resident of Murfreesboro, TN, where he is currently completing his master’s degree in Music Performance at MTSU. He is from Hattiesburg, MS, where he earned his undergraduate degree in Music Education from the University of Southern Mississippi.  Jack spent four years in the DCI activity; 2012 with Troopers of Casper, WY, and 2013-15 with the Cadets from Allentown, Pennsylvania. Jack currently teaches and performs music as a percussionist in the Murfreesboro/Nashville area.

Trevor Downey, Snares
Trevor received his bachelor’s in music education at Northeastern State University and is currently a graduate teaching assistant at the University of Oklahoma pursuing his Master’s in Percussion performance.  Trevor’s performance experience includes the Academy Drum and Bugle Corps (2013-2014), Blue Stars Drum and Bugle Corps (2015-2016), and Vigilantes Indoor Percussion (2018). He is a current Percussion Staff member with Broken Arrow High School in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma.

Rhema Baissa, Basses
Rhema Baissa is from Tulsa, Oklahoma and is currently a student at Oklahoma State University majoring in Psychology. Rhema’s marching experience is extensive, which includes the Colts Drum and Bugle Corps (2017), The Cavaliers Drum and Bugle Corps (2018), Blue Knights Drum and Bugle Corps (2019), and Monarch Independent (2017-2019). Rhema is a graduate of Union High School and has served as a battery technician at Union since 2018.

Logan Gott, Basses
Logan is an alumnus of Dobyns-Bennett High School, as well as Tennessee Tech University. In 2011 and 2012, he marched with Spirit of Atlanta; in 2013 and 2014, he marched in HolyBass at The Cadets, winning the DCI Fred Sanford Award under Colin McNutt in 2013. From 2012 to 2015, he marched in the bass line at Music City Mystique, where he has been a bass technician since 2016. Currently, he works as a Production Engineer living in Knoxville, Tennessee with his wife Elizabeth and his puppy Rosie.

Zac Simons, Basses
Zac is the Percussion Assistant and Middle School Percussion Instructor for the Broken Arrow Band Program in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma. Zac served as the Drumline Technician and Bass Drum specialist for the Pride of Oklahoma for the 2017 and 2018 seasons. While working with the Pride, the group visited and performed in the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California, the Sugar Bowl in New Orleans, Louisiana and the AT&T Stadium in Dallas, Texas.  Zac is returning for his second year on staff with Spirit of Atlanta. He is an alumnus of The Cavaliers Drum and Bugle Corps. In addition, he received his Bachelor’s in Music Education from the University of Oklahoma. While at the University of Oklahoma, he studied with Brian Britt, Lance Drege, Glen Buecker, Ben Holmes, and Andrew Richardson.