Tim Fairbanks has taught at Centerville HS (OH) since 1997, serving as the Marching Percussion Director until 2011 and is currently the Drill Designer for the marching band and indoor drumline, where his groups are consistent National Finalists at BOA Grand National Championships and Scholastic World Finalists at the WGI World Championships. Centerville is the 1999 Scholastic Open Champion and 2004 WGI Scholastic World Champion. Tim is the Ensemble Director, Program Coordinator and Visual Designer for Rhythm X, WGI Independent World Class Champion in 2008 and 2009 and was the Drill Designer for the Bluecoats from Canton, OH from 2009-2011. He proudly endorses the products of Pearl/Adams, Evans/D’addario, Sabian Inc., and is a Signature Artist with Innovative Percussion. He is a designer and clinician for The Senators Drum and Bugle Corps (Eastleigh, England), and Aimachi Indoor Percussion (Nagoya, Japan). Tim is the Vice President of Percussion for WGI Sport of the Arts, serving on the WGI Board of Director’s Executive Committee, in addition to membership on the WGI Percussion Advisory Board and Steering Committee. Tim is an internationally in-demand clinician, designer, arranger and adjudicator.
Mike Scott is an instructor, conductor, clinician, and private teacher in music education programs across Ohio. A recent graduate of Miami University, Mike earned his Bachelor Degree in Music Education in 2012. There he studied percussion under Dr. William Albin, conducting under Prof. Gary Speck, and piano under Dr. Lian Tan, and Dr. Robert Thomas. Mike is currently the Instructor of Music at the St. Ursula Junior Academy in Toledo, Ohio and the Front Ensemble Coordinator of the St. John's Jesuit percussion program. He is in demand as a clinician of area high school band and percussion programs.
Shortly after his age-out of the program in 2012, Mike joined the administrative team of Rhythm X as the Operations Director. There he works closely with Ensemble Director, Tim Fairbanks, coordinating the logistics of the competitive ensemble. Prior to his graduation Mike performed as the Assistant Drum Major of the Bluecoats Drum and Bugle Corps of Canton, Ohio, and a front ensemble member of Rhythm X. Additionally performed as the Drum Major of the Miami University Marching Band from 2010-12.
Craig Dunn was the director of percussion at Westerville South high school and is now the director of percussion at Fairborn High School. Prior to Craig Dunn leading Rhythm X in their premier season to a gold medal in Independent Open Class he led Westerville South to five Winter Guard International regional championships and two bronze medallist performances at the Winter Guard International World Championships. Craig Dunn developed Rhythm X upon his departure from Westerville South to be able to offer the indoor experience to kids from all over the Midwest. Craig Dunn has been teaching percussion in central Ohio since 1993 and has worked with Westerville North high school, Westerville South high school, Fairborn high school. Craig Dunn is endorsed by Innovative Percussion and Sabian. Craig has been on the WGI Percussion Advisory board for 3 terms and is also a member of the Drum Corps International judging team.
The Section Coordinators
Tim Jackson is a world renowned performer, educator, clinician and designer for the marching arts. With a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from The Ohio State University, he provides education in forms ranging from private instruction to program consultation. Tim completed his marching career with four years at the Concord Blue Devils (2003-06), and six indoor seasons with Rhythm X (2002-07). Jackson won honors as the PASIC Multi-Tenor champion in 2005, and the DCI Individual and Ensemble Multi-Tenor champion four consecutive years from 2003 to 2006.
After spending two seasons on staff with The Concord Blue Devils, Tim is now in his fifth season as an instructor with The Bluecoats Drum and Bugle Corps. There he spent three years as Battery Coordinator, becoming Visual Caption Head in 2012. Tim has been a part of the Rhythm X design team since 2008, currently serving as a designer and battery arranger. Tim and his wife Amy live in Columbus, Ohio, where he heads the percussion program at Dublin Jerome High School. For years Tim has provided private instruction to students in the central Ohio area. He has also instructed, adjudicated, consulted, and provided clinics and master classes across the nation, as well as Western Europe, Thailand, Korea and Japan.
Front Ensemble Coordinator
Andrew Markworth is a composer, arranger and consultant writing wind, front ensemble and battery percussion for marching bands, indoor drumlines and drum corps. He is the front ensemble writer for the Carolina Crown (2007-present), Crossmen (2008, 2011-present), and Rhythm X and writes the full wind and percussion books for The Company of Great Britain and many high schools including Centerville, West Bloomfield, Northmont and Timber Creek.
Andrew currently resides in Centerville, Ohio with his wife, Kara, baby daughter Natalie and Ralphie, the Westie. Previously, he was the Centerville High School Band Director from 2005-2008 before becoming a full-time writer.
He was a member of the Centerville Jazz Band and world champion winter drumline from 1997-2001. Following high school he was a member of the Glassmen Drum and Bugle Corps in 2001 and 2002, being the percussion captain in 2002. In 2004, he was a member of the DCI World Champion Cavaliers Drum and Bugle Corps. Andrew was also a member of the WGI Independent World Class Medalist Rhythm X from 2003-2005, being the ensemble captain in 2004 and 2005.
Immediately following his age-out, Andrew joined the staff of Rhythm X where he has arranged for the front ensemble, battery, and served on the administrative staff, helping lead the ensemble to back-to-back Championship titles in 2008 and 2009. Andrew is a proud endorser of Yamaha Percussion, Vic Firth sticks and mallets, Evans Drumheads, and Zildjian Cymbals. In 2009 Vic Firth introduced the Andrew Markworth Signature mallets for marimba and vibraphone. He recently gave clinics at the Bands of America Summer Symposium and PASIC.