Meet the Team!
Our 2023 Staff includes these familiar faces from 2022, and MORE! Additional staffing announcements coming soon!
Aaron J. Morton is a full time film composer, music producer, and marching arts designer. He is the lead designer at the Pride of Bixby, the lead composer with Sound Booth Theater, and the executive director of Zephyrus Arts Institute. Aaron marched in the 2008 Colt Cadets and 2010 Seattle Cascades. He has written the scores for multiple feature films, audio productions, and educational programs. In addition to overseeing the 2021 Marching Academy, he will assist with percussion instruction and also lead a masterclass.
percussion coordinator / Front Ensemble Arranger
Garett Dwyer is a current student at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music studying percussion performance and spent two seasons marching in the front ensemble at the Bluecoats Drum and Bugle Corps for the 2018 and 2019 season. He studies Jazz, Caribbean music and has worked with artists such as Bootsy Collins and frequently performs and records in Bloomington, Indiana.
Battery Coordinator / Arranger
Mike Hill is in his fourth year at the University of Central Oklahoma (UCO) studying music education for percussion. He attended Union High School and graduated in 2018. Recently Mike was a snare drummer for the Cavaliers Drum & Bugle Corps in 2020 and 2021. He was also a performing member of the OKC Thunder Drummers for the 2018-2019 season. His teaching experience includes interning for the Edmond North High School marching band in 2018 and as a battery coordinator for the Piedmont High School marching band in 2019 and 2020. Mike has also composed and arranged for the UCO Marching Band drum line.
Aaron Hutson is Assistant Director of Bands at Bixby Public Schools. In the fall, he serves as arranger for the Pride of Bixby, and leads visual technique. Prior to his teaching at Bixby, Aaron performed with the the Cavaliers Drum and Bugle Corps.
Drum Major of the Geneseo Knights Drum and Bugle Corps from 1979-1981, Dan was also on the staff of the Glassmen and has taught or consulted high school marching bands in Indiana, Texas, Kansas and Oklahoma. Dan is also the recipient of the National Association of Broadcasters 2015 Marconi Award for Medium Market Personality of the Year.
Matthew J. Sumner is the Drum Major technician at the Pride of Bixby, and serves on the board for Zephyrus Arts Institute. Before teaching with Bixby, he was the 59th Drum Major for the University of Oklahoma. Matt will be training our drum major position, and helping with logistics.