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2018 Westlake Winter Drumline


Phil Idell — Caption Head / Pit Instructor
Richard Ramos - Battery Instructor
Mietron Shahbodaghloo - Tech
Malani Bydalek - Tech
Joseph Damian - Tech

Matt Brucell
Katie Reul
Mak Yorihiro

Josh Chess
Kyle Kinney

Bass Drum
Julianne Hua
Arianna Quintana
Brendon Sayer
Ben Drabeck

Leo Roberts
Katey Ross
Bennett Madvin
Danielle Villari

Front Ensemble
Joseph Litwin
Annie Wong
Tony Drabeck
Kylee Murray
Jason Peters
Oliver Martin
Zixun Tan
Celina You
Emmy Klem
Ashlyn Cobb
Genevieve Flemmons
Lily Ross
Reed Goldman
Ayush Gupta
Eric Fang


Itineraries for all events will be posted in the Documents Section under Itineraries.


The Winter Drumline is a competitive percussion ensemble comprised of instruments traditionally used during Marching Band seasons. This is NOT an extension of the Marching Band, and is a separate ensemble for the Spring. The group is open to all students with basic musical ability to advanced percussion skills.



The Winter Drumline includes marching snares, tenors, basses, and cymbals, marimbas, vibes, xylo, piano (synths), electric guitar, electric bass, all auxiliary percussion, latin percussion, drum set, samplers, and electric triggers.


Auditions & Rehearsals:

This ensemble holds auditions in early December, and begins rehearsals shortly after. Rehearsals are held after school, three days a week, and taught by the Winter Drumline coaching staff. Students can Register for 8th period Winter Marching Band and receive PE credit for this ensemble.



The group attends five (5) comps, plus Championships, on Saturdays starting in mid-February and ending in early April. Comps are held in high school gyms across Southern California.  Each show lasts from 4-6 minutes in length. Drumline shows are custom designed by the WDL staff.  Design elements include; custom thematic costumes, custom painted floor, backdrops, original/arranged music, backdrops, show specific “samples” and drill (formations.)



Each WDL member will be measured and fitted with a custom uniform in early January. These uniforms are show specific and are designed with color, materials, texture and visual structure to go with and enhance the show theme.