European X Staff

ADMINISTRATION

MICHEL ten BRUMMElhuis

ENSEMBLE DIRECTOR, Trustee - IMP FOundation

Bio coming soon.

ERIK DE VRIES

ENSEMBLE DIRECTOR, TRUSTEE - IMP FOUNDATION

Bio coming soon

COEN MEiNEMA

TRUSTEE - IMP FOUNDATION

Coen started drumming at the age of 10 with his local marching band, and studied snare drum,  drum set and melodic percussion. After moving to Sneek, the Netherlands, Coen joined Rhythm Stars to play percussion in the front ensemble and bass drum for a few years after that.

After Rhythm Stars Coen joined Con Spirito to play tenor and tuba when after that he filled a spot on tuba during the 2012 Beatrix’ season. In 2011 he decided to audition for European X, auditioning on tenor. He later chose to play in the bassline, marching different size drums from 2012 to 2016. After one year focusing on his work within the European X board, he rejoined the ensemble during the 2018 season playing bass 4.

Coen is currently working full time as company director in Sneek and consults in marching and maneuvering in his spare time, working for different groups and ensembles throughout the Netherlands and abroad.

Hans Scholl

Hans Scholl

COMMUNICATIONS

Hans started his career at the age of 10. He has gained experience with various corps. From 2007 to 2013 he was involved as a front ensemble instructor at Beatrix’ Hilversum for both the Summer and Winter Program.

Hans started in 2015 at European X as an instructor for the front ensemble and will be in the board for marketing and communication from 2016.

Jelle de Vries

Jelle de vries

Staff coordinator

Jelle de Vries began his drumming career in 1991 with the Rhythm Stars (NL) from Sneek, playing both cymbals and snare drum. After five years, Jelle decided to take a break from percussion and focused his time on developing as a soccer player. Jelle would again return to Rhythm Stars in 2001, where he played cymbals, snare drum, bass drum, and marimba. Additionally, Jelle offered private drum lessons with the Rhythm Stars until the end of his tenure there in 2007.

In 2009, European X (NL) was formed and Jelle has been involved since the group's first-ever rehearsal. He went on to be a member of the snare line for the following six years. In 2016, Jelle joined the Board and began teaching European X. Jelle currently serves as the Staff Coordinator and as a member of the Design Team. Jelle has experience teaching and working with various groups throughout Europe, including Beatrix Drum and Bugle Corps (NL) and Unity Show Project (IT).

Jelle currently resides with his girlfriend Jade and Silas the dog in beautiful Sneek.

Stephan Baaij

Bio coming soon.

DESIGN

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TOM GASPARRINI

BATTERY ARRANGER

Bio coming soon.

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MIKE BISHOP

FRONT ENSEMBLE ARRANGER

Bio coming soon.

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TIM FAIRBANKS

VISUAL DESIGNER

Tim Fairbanks serves as the President of Rhythm X, Inc. in addition to his role as Ensemble Director of the Percussion ensemble and Visual Designer of all three Rhythm X WGI Ensembles.

Tim has taught at Centerville HS since 1997 as both the Director of Percussion and currently as the Visual Designer for the marching band and indoor percussion. Tim is also currently the Vice President - Percussion on the WGI Board of Directors. In addition to this role Tim serves on the WGI Percussion Steering Committee and represents Rhythm X (PIW) on the Percussion Advisory Board. Tim is an in-demand freelance designer and consultant. He endorses Pearl/Adams, Evans Drumheads, Sabian, and is a Signature Artist with Promark.

 

 

  • Renee Veldkamp

  • Dijana Meinema

  • Stefan Baaij

  • Patrick Hennipman

  • Herman Kooistra

  • Hijlco Lankhorst

  • Rik Dokter

  • Joost Gorter

  • Kevin van den Dijssel