Seattle Cascades Welcomes Dr. John W. Wilkerson as Educational Director

Seattle, WA - The Seattle Cascades are pleased to announce Dr. John W. Wilkerson will join the organization as Educational Director. In this role, Dr. Wilkerson is tasked with overseeing the overall quality and effectiveness of our educational programs and ensuring that those programs are aligned with our goal of providing an outstanding World Class drum corps experience for our members.

Dr. Wilkerson received a Bachelor’s Degree in Music from Jacksonville University, Florida in 1999, a Master of Education in Administration/Supervision and Leadership from the University of Phoenix, Arizona in 2012, and an Doctoral Education Degree in Educational Leadership from Liberty University, Virginia in 2015.

Dr. Wilkerson has extensive experience and background in the marching arts. He marched and served on staff at Suncoast Sound Drum and Bugle Corps, and was a member of staff with The Cadets of Bergen County and Teal Sound Drum and Bugle Corps. He also served as Chairman and Assistant Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Teal Sound Drum and Bugle Corps. In 1996, Dr. Wilkerson was inducted into the Florida Collegiate Music Educators National Conference Hall of Fame.

Learn more about Dr. Wilkerson on our staff page at