We are pleased to announce the addition of Joe Stork to the #UP15 instructional team.  We know Joe is excited to join the staff and we are happy to have them.  We always enjoy it when a former member returns to assist the organization.  Joe will join the battery staff as one of our snare technicians.  Check out Joe's bio below. 

Joe Stork was introduced to rudimental drumming by his father Bill Stork, with whom he competed in the New York Percussion Department, winning percussion ensemble at DCA's in 2002 and 2004.

Joe first marched in the Rochester Crusaders as a snare drummer in 2005 until 2008. Joe then spent the next two summers (2009, 2010) with the Hawthorne Caballeros.  In 2011 Joe entered the brotherhood of the Madison Scouts where he marched through his age out year of 2012.  Joe has four years of indoor marching experience including work with Onondaga Community College and is proud alumnus of United Percussion where he marched in 2012.

Joe graduated from Roberts Wesleyan in 2013 with a Bachelors of Science in Music Education and is currently on staff with the University at Buffalo Marching Band where he serves as Percussion Caption Head and Arranger as well as Recruiting Coordinator.  In addition he serves on the staffs for Hilton (NY) High School marching band and winter drumline which he helped guide to the 2013 WGI PSA Gold Medal, as well as to 2014 WGI PSO Finalist status.

Also in 2013 and 2014 Joe served on the staff of the Dansville White Sabers as an upper battery technician, helping lead them to two DCA Class World Championships.