connexus Percussion

Founded in 2012, ConneXus competes in Percussion
Independent World Class in the MEPA and WGI circuits.

 

 

CNX percussion history

2020 Season – “27”

Musical Selections: “All Apologies” by Nirvana, “Kozmic Blues” by Janis Joplin, “Rehab” by Amy Winehouse, and original music by Andrew Markworth and Tommy Roam

Design Staff: Tommy Roam (Program Coordinator, Battery Designer), Ryan Ellis (Visual Designer), Andrew Markworth (Front Ensemble Designer), Brandon Smith (Choreographer), Drew Brown (Music Coordinator), Frank Cummings (Show Design), Molly Favret (Graphic Designer)

Instructional Staff:  Tommy Roam, Drew Brown, Brandon Smith, Ryan Ellis, Nick Marquardt, Zach Strong, Nick Riley, Michael Reese, Colby McClellan, Frank Cummings, Kristin Smith, and Mia Guerrero

Administrative Staff: Jack Boulis, Drew Brown, Tommy Roam, and Nick Riley

Sponsors: Fred J. Miller, Ludwig Musser, Promark, Evans/D’Addario, Sabian, and ON2 Percussion

Uniform Design: Byron Valentine for Fred J. Miller, Inc.

Set Design: Molly Favret

Accomplishments:
2020 WGI Dayton Regional Finalist 4th Place (PIW)

2020 Season ended on March 12 due to the social distancing recommendations of the CDC regarding the COVID-19 Pandemic

2019 Season – “Shed”

Musical Selections: Original Music by Andrew Markworth and Tommy Roam

Design Staff: Tommy Roam (Program Coordinator, Battery/Visual Designer), Andrew Markworth (Front Ensemble Designer), Brandon Smith (Choreography/Visual), Drew Brown (Music Coordinator), Molly Favret (Graphic Designer)

Instructional Staff:  Tommy Roam, Drew Brown, Brandon Smith, Nick Riley, Michael Reese, Colby McClellan, Frank Cummings, Aaron Bailie, Mike Cavanaugh, Kristin Smith, Robert Hinkle, John Genga, Christopher Carlin, Maxwell Nieves, Mia Guerrero, and Lora Vonderhaar

Administrative Staff: Jack Boulis, Drew Brown, Tommy Roam, and Nick Riley

Sponsors: Creative Costuming, Ludwig Musser, Promark, Evans/D’Addario, Sabian, and ON2 Percussion

Uniform Design: Creative Costuming & Design

Set Design: Molly Favret

Accomplishments:
2019 WGI Dayton Regional Finalist 4th Place (PIW)
2019 WGI Mid-East Regional Finalist 3rd Place (PIW)
2019 MEPA Circuit Championships 2nd Place (PIW)
2019 WGI World Championships Semi-Finalist 18th Place (PIW)

2018 Season – “The Interstellar Medium”

Musical Selections: Original Music by Andrew Markworth and Tommy Roam

Design Staff: Tommy Roam (Program Coordinator, Battery/Visual Designer), Andrew Markworth (Front Ensemble Designer), Dan Schack (Artistic Director), Drew Brown (Music Coordinator)

Instructional Staff:  Tommy Roam, Drew Brown, Dan Schack, Nick Riley, Danielle Marquardt, Emily Birdsong, Megan Hobbs, Michael Reese, Colby McClellan, Frank Cummings, Aaron Bailie, Mike Cavanaugh, and Kristin Smith

Administrative Staff: Jack Boulis, Drew Brown, Tommy Roam, and Nick Riley

Sponsors: Ludwig Musser, Innovative Percussion, Evans/D’Addario, Sabian, and ON2 Percussion

Uniform Design: Creative Costuming & Design

Set Design: Molly Favret

Accomplishments:
2018 WGI Dayton Regional Finalist 3rd Place (PIO)

2018 WGI Mid-East Regional Finalist 2nd Place (PIO)
2018 MEPA Circuit Champion (PIO)
2018 WGI World Championships Finalist 4th Place (PIO)

2017 Season – “The Passenger”

Musical Selections: Original Music by Matt Hahn and Tommy Roam

Design Staff: Jeremy Jorgenson (Program Coordinator/Visual Designer), Tommy Roam (Battery Arranger), Dan Schack (Visual Designer), Matt Hahn (Front Ensemble Arranger), and Drew Brown (Music Coordinator)

Instructional Staff:  Danielle Marquardt, Jason Schladweiler, Dan Schack, Mike Cavanaugh, Nick Riley, Robert Hinkle, Drew Brown, Megan Hobbs, Tim Wilburn, Colby McClellan, Kristin Smith, Tommy Roam, Ashley Summerlin, and Elliott Fogo

Administrative Staff: Jack Boulis, Drew Brown, Tommy Roam, and Nick Riley

Sponsors: Innovative Percussion, Evans, Sabian, Pearl/Adams, and ON2 Percussion

Uniform Design: Creative Costuming & Design

Set Design: Jeremy Jorgenson for JJ Visual Design

Accomplishments:
2017 WGI Dayton Regional Finalist 2nd Place (PIO)
2017 WGI Mid-East Regional Champion (PIO)
2017 MEPA Circuit Champion (PIO)
2017 WGI World Championships Finalist 7th place (PIO)

2016 Season – “Woven: By a Thread”

Musical Selections: “Minds Without Fear” by Imogen Heap, “Blue Silk” from Cirque du Soleil’s ZED by Rene Dupere, and original music by Matt Hahn and Tommy Roam

Design Staff: Jeremy Jorgenson (Program Coordinator), Tommy Roam (Battery Arranger), Jon Honeycutt (Visual Designer), Matt Hahn (Front Ensemble Arranger), and Drew Brown (Music Coordinator)

Instructional Staff: Austin Willman, Colby McClellan, Kristin Smith, Patrick Gauding, Steven MacAlpine, Brad Perry, Aaron Farris, Tommy Roam, Christian Della Donna, Rob Knueven, Ashley Summerlin, Mia Guerrero, and Elliott Fogo

Administrative Staff: Jack Boulis, Drew Brown, Jon Honeycutt, Angel Boulis, and Pam Miranda

Consultants: Nick Riley and Tom DiNuoscio

Sponsors: Innovative Percussion, Evans, Sabian, Pearl/Adams, and ON2 Percussion

Uniform Design: Creative Costuming & Design

Set Design: Jeremy Jorgenson for JJ Visual Design

Accomplishments:
2016 WGI Dayton Regional Champion (PIO)
2016 WGI Mid-South Regional Finalist 3rd place (PIO)
2016 MEPA Circuit Champion (PIO)
2016 WGI World Championships Finalist 11th place (PIO)

2015 Season – “Tides of Change”

Musical Selections: Original Music by Nick Riley and Tommy Roam

Design Staff: Tom DiNuoscio (Program Coordinator), Jeremy Jorgenson (Program Coordinator, Visual Coordinator), Nick Riley (Music Coordinator, Front Ensemble Coordinator/Arranger), Tommy Roam (Battery Arranger), Drew Brown (Battery Coordinator), Jon Honeycutt (Visual Designer), Matt Hahn (Electronics Designer)

Instructional Staff: Nick Riley, Drew Brown, Austin Willman, Colby McClellan, Abby Seay, Kristin Smith, Patrick Gauding, Colleen McAdoo, Jon Honeycutt, Bob Knowles

Administrative Staff: Tom DiNuoscio, Nick Riley, Jack Boulis, Angel Boulis, and Pam Miranda

Sponsors: Innovative Percussion, Remo, and ON2 Percussion

Uniform Design: Creative Costuming & Design

Set Design: Jeremy Jorgenson for JJ Visual Design

Accomplishments:
2015 WGI Dayton Regional Champion (PIO)

2015 WGI Mid-South Regional Finalist 2nd place (PIO)
2015 MEPA Circuit Champion (PIO)
2015 WGI World Championships Finalist 6th place (PIO)

2014 Season – “Set Me Free”

Musical Selections: “Eet” by Regina Spektor, “Unchained Melody” by The Righteous Brothers, Original Music by Nick Riley and Aaron Bell

Design Staff: Tom DiNuoscio (Program Coordinator), Nick Riley (Music Coordinator, Front Ensemble Coordinator/Arranger), Aaron Bell (Battery Arranger), Jeremy Jorgenson (Visual Coordinator), Jon Honeycutt (Visual Designer, Battery Coordinator)

Instructional Staff: Tom DiNuoscio, Nick Riley, Jon Honeycutt, Drew Brown, Austin Willman, Shayla Nikles, Sarah Chole, Bob Knowles, David Nauman

Administrative Staff: Tom DiNuoscio, Nick Riley, Jack Boulis, and Pam Miranda

Sponsors: Remo, ON2 Percussion, Vic Firth

Uniform Design: Chad Clum for CL Designs

Set Design: Jeremy Jorgenson for JJ Visual Design

Accomplishments:
Reclassified to Percussion Independent Open Class (PIO)

2014 WGI Troy Regional Champion (PIA)
2014 WGI Dayton Regional Finalist 6th place (PIO)
2014 OIPA State Champion (PIO)
2014 WGI World Championships Participant (PIO)

2013 Season – “Between the Lines”

Musical Selections: Original Music by Nick Riley

Design Staff: Tom DiNuoscio (Visual Designer), Nick Riley (Music Arranger)

Instructional Staff: Tom DiNuoscio, Nick Riley, Jack Boulis, David Nauman

Administrative Staff: Tom DiNuoscio, Nick Riley, Pam Miranda

Sponsors: Vic Firth

Uniform Design: Creative Costuming & Design

Set Design: Nick Riley, Tom DiNuoscio, Jack Boulis, and Francine Riley

Accomplishments:

Inaugural Season

2013 WGI Dayton Regional Finalist (PIA)
2013 OIPA State Champion (PIA)
2013 WGI World Championships Participant (PIA)