Low Brass Technician
Will Wells is a full-time marching arts designer and clinician from South Padre Island, Texas. He has worked with numerous high school programs around the country, including BOA Grand National finalists Blue Springs High School from Blue Springs, Missouri, and Centerville High School from Centerville, Ohio. He previously served as an assistant band director at Port Isabel HS in Port Isabel, Texas, where he continues to write drill and head the visual caption for the 10-time state qualifier and 2016 Texas Area E champion Silver Tarpon Band.
Will studied music performance (tuba & euphonium) and education at The University of Akron. He has also earned a B.S. in Journalism from Kent State University and an M.Ed from The Ohio State University. In addition to teaching, he has also designed drill and arranged music for programs in Ohio, Texas, Oklahoma, North Carolina, Virginia, New Mexico, Arizona, Missouri, Tennessee, as well as Lithuania. He has been an adjudicator for the Kentucky Music Educators Association, the Mississippi Bandmasters Association, North Carolina Bandmasters Association and ATSSB.
From 2012 to 2015, he served on the visual staff of the Blue Stars Drum & Bugle Corps. In 2016, he assisted with the Troopers Drum & Bugle Corps, as well as Connexus Independent (WGI PIO) from Columbus, Ohio.
His performance experience includes five seasons with the Bluecoats Drum & Bugle Corps (2000-2003, 2005) on tuba and lead baritone. During his time with the corps, he served as tuba section leader and was a soloist on both instruments. Outside of the marching realm, Will has performed with the Billboard-charting band Company of Thieves on trombone, and can be heard on their live music video for the song "Talulah."