East Coast Percussion is pleased to introduce the instructional staff for the 2017 season...

Tyler Wales - Snare Tech


Tyler Wales will be joining the East Coast Percussion team as the snare technician. Tyler has marched with the DCA corps Cadets2 and Reading Buccaneers. He has also taught at successful Lehigh Valley high schools Nazareth and Parkland.

Tyler has his Bachelor's degree in percussion performance from Kutztown University and is currently working towards his masters in the same degree from West Chester University.


Ed Herring - Bass Tech

Ed Herring is from Levittown Pennsylvania and a graduate Harry S. Truman High School in 2002. Ed attended West Chester University for Music Education for 2 years. He has been involving with music since the age of 12 when he join is elementary concert band. When entering high school he joined the marching band and fell in love with the activity. He marched with West Chester University's "Incomparable" Golden Ram Marching band. In 2003 he marched for the independent percussion ensemble Aftermath. Since then he has been teaching at several high schools throughout he Delaware Valley including: Glouchester City High School, Egg Harbor Township High School, Woodbury High School, Chichester High School, Harry S Truman High School and Bensalem High School. He has also played for the South Jersey Wind Ensemble and the Delaware Wind Symphony. He also plans on starting a non-profit music program for the Bucks County area.

Jason Gomez - Tenor Technician

From Dover, NJ, Jason Started band as a sophomore, and in 2006 started his drum corps career with the New York Skyliners as a cymbal player.

As a founding member of Fusion Core, heplayed bass drum in 2007, was a tenor player with the corps from 2008-2013, and in 2014 played snare where the percussion was awarded best musicianship, and the past two years played baritone.

 Jason’s teaching experience includes:

Metuchen high school 2010-present as a percussion tech
Pequannock high school 2012-13 as a percussion tech
North Bergen high school 2014-present as the percussion caption head
Fort Lee high school 2015-present as the percussion caption head

Jason works in air tool repair for E.P. Heller in Madison, NJ, and goes to school for mechanical engineering.

Shea Costello - Cymbal Technician

Shea has began her drum corps career at the age of 17. Her experience includes:

The Hawthorne Caballeros-DCA
2012- mellophone
2014- cymbals

The Cabelleros finished in the top 5 each year she was a member and 3 out of the 4 years and were top 3 in finals

Fusion Core-DCA
2016- cymbals- top 5 this year
6 years of drum corps

WGI Experience
Penn State Indoor- independent open

She has also taught at New Providence hs in NJ, Hawthorne High school NJ, and currently teaching at Fort Lee High school where She is the cymbal tech and a visual tech for the band. She is also the visual caption head for Fort Lee’s indoor program as well as their cymbal tech.

JD Case - Visual Technician

JD Case has performed as a low brass player in various DCI and DCA drum corps since 2007. Recently he has worked as a visual tech with the Raiders Drum & Bugle Corps, as the visual caption head at Montville Township High School, and as a performer with Gallant Entertainment Inc. When not involved with music, he works as a middle school science teacher in Paterson, NJ.

Join us as ECP continues its season with auditions on October 2nd, 16th, and 30th beginning at 9:00am at Marlton Elementary School located at 190 Tomlinson Mill Rd, Evesham Township, NJ 08053. For more information or to register, click here.