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Introducing Patrick Hunninghake

In the world of drum corps, excellence is not just a goal; it's a standard.

As the anticipation builds for the 2024 season of the Seattle Cascades, a name synonymous with musical mastery and leadership has taken the helm as our High Brass Lead Teacher. Meet Patrick Hunninghake, and his passion for pushing boundaries and inspiring greatness in the next generation of performers.

Patrick brings a wealth of experience and expertise to his role as the High Brass Lead Teacher for the Seattle Cascades. With a distinguished career in the world of music education and performance, Patrick has established himself as a trailblazer in the drum corps community. His journey is marked by a commitment to excellence and a dedication to nurturing the talents of young musicians.

At the heart of Patrick's teaching philosophy is a belief in the transformative power of music education. He sees the drum corps experience as a holistic journey that goes beyond technical proficiency. He emphasizes the development of character, leadership skills, and a deep appreciation for the art form.

Under his guidance, the members of the Seattle Cascades high brass section can expect a supportive and collaborative learning environment. Patrick fosters a culture of mentorship, encouraging experienced performers to guide and inspire their peers. Through this approach, he aims to create a close-knit community of musicians who not only excel on the field but also grow as individuals.

With a storied career, a bold vision for the future, and a commitment to holistic musical education, Patrick is poised to leave an indelible mark on the drum corps landscape. The 2024 season promises to be a harmonious blend of innovation, discipline, and the unmistakable sound of Patrick's musical leadership.



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