United is pleased to announce more exciting news about the 2018 season. Lindsey Hartfelder will be a part of our 2018 Front Ensemble Staff as an instructor.

Lindsey Hartfelder is an active percussion performer, arranger, and educator in the Amherst, MA area, and she received degrees in Percussion Performance and Music Entrepreneurship from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Lindsey started her marching career with the Connecticut Hurricanes in 2012, and performed with The Cadets Drum & Bugle Corps front ensemble during the 2013, 2014, and 2015 seasons. She also performed with the University of Massachusetts Minuteman Marching Band percussion section from 2012 to 2015 under the instruction of Thom Hannum, and was an assistant front ensemble instructor in the 2016 season. During the 2016 summer she served as an intern with Vic Firth Company, and in the past year she has performed in So Percussion’s A Gun Show, the Boston premiere of Inuksuit by John Luther Adams, and in Dr. Iain Moyer and Jason Ihnat’s PASIC 2016 clinic on front ensemble arranging and instructing. She recently received a research grant from the Commonwealth Honors College for her research on modern percussion performance practice.

Lindsey is excited to be pursuing her Master’s degree in Percussion Performance at the University of Delaware this upcoming fall, where she will be the marching percussion teaching assistant for the marching band, and she is currently teaching the Jersey Surf front ensemble for the 2017 season.

Lindsey’s background certainly speaks for itself when it comes to being a well-rounded excellent percussionist. Lindsey’s experience with our existing staff ensures a seamless transition with United, and we’re really excited to see her hit the ground running.
— Chad Moore, Director

Stay tuned for more 2018 announcements coming very soon including our audition information!