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Seattle Cascades Welcome Eric Yahrmarkt as 2023 Percussion Arranger

The Seattle Cascades is excited to announce Eric Yahrmarkt as the Seattle Cascades Percussion Arranger.

According to Ray Severns, Director for the Seattle Cascades Drum and Bugle Corps: "Eric Yahrmarkt is among the finest percussion teachers in the Northwest and has designed shows for some of our most outstanding bands and winter drum lines throughout Oregon and Washington. He is well regarded by the percussion community and I am thrilled to have him on the team. I know he will bring his considerable talents and quality percussion writing to the team. I am excited just thinking about the possibilities, and cannot wait to hear what Eric brings to the Seattle Cascades this season. It will definitely be great!"

Eric Yahrmarkt is an accomplished percussion instructor and arranger with experience teaching, performing and writing for a wide range of ensembles. His experience in the Pacific Northwest spans 20+ years of competitive percussion excellence, private instruction, and performance. He received a Bachelor's degree in Percussion Performance under professor David Jarvis at Washington State University (2000-2004). From 2000 to 2002 Eric performed in the tenor line with the Seattle Cascades Drum Corps.

Eric’s teaching experience includes Seattle Cascades, Oregon Crusaders, OC Indoor, numerous high schools and an active private lesson studio. Currently he serves as the Percussion Director/Arranger for Kamiak High School in Mukilteo, WA.

Founded in 1966, The Seattle Cascades is the Northwest’s last remaining world class drum corps. The Seattle Cascades has helped shaped the lives of more than 5000 young people since 1966, the Seattle Cascades are the Pacific Northwest’s oldest youth organization in the pageantry arts, representing our region throughout the country for more than 50 years. Each season the Seattle Cascades provide youth with exceptional educational and life-enhancing experiences in the performing arts.

Imagine the possibilities….



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