Eric Willie and Shane Gwaltney have joined the design team of Southwind. Willie will serve as percussion caption head and lead arranger. Gwaltney will assist Willie with percussion arranging and Steve Vento with overall program coordination.

Southwind snare drummers on the field in Battle Creek, Mich., on July 15, 2006
Southwind Director Mike Loeffelholz said: "We are very excited to have the talent, leadership, and vision of Eric and Shane on the Southwind design team. Eric has a proven track record with our students that will provide continuity for our percussion program, and Shane's success with Music City Mystique is unparalleled in the winter percussion activity. Our organization is fortunate to have these two talented individuals for the 2007 season and beyond." Read more on