School: New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music
Major: Drum Set Performance
ETHS Highlights: Meeting, working with, and being inspired by all musicians, actors, and artists at the school
Beginnings/career: Started playing drums in 4th grade with rock influence. Since his move to ETHS, he has expanded his horizons to all aspects of music.
Future: Plans to jam a lot in college while studying the exciting courses offered. Hopes to be NYC musician, playing jazz, hip-hop, electronic music, and anything else that comes his way.
School: USC, Thornton School of Music
Major: Jazz Studies
ETHS Highlights: Performing and absorbing the exciting curriculum. Enjoying the trip to NYC his junior year.
Beginnings/career: Started playing drums at 10 and has studied with a teacher for 8 years. Raised on classic rock, he immersed himself at ETHS with all kinds of music.
Future: Plans to jam with musicians in college and gig around the LA music scene. He hopes to make music his career and play all kinds of music.
School: Juilliard School
Major: Classical Percussion- Performance
ETHS Highlights: Playing “Turn Down For What” at last football game and having student section explode.
Beginnings/career: Originally wanted to play saxophone but was told by band director to go bang on a table. He instantly fell in love. Has since become principle of Chicago Youth Symphony as well as the principle of Midwest Young Artists Symphony.
Future: Plans to refine performance as well as expand to contemporary music and explore New York.
Senior percussionist Joe Bricker