Front Ensemble Instructor

Alex Kluttz is a percussionist and educator in the Washington D.C. area. He is currently the band director at Key Middle School in Springfield, VA. He has taught percussion at multiple high schools including, Thomas Jefferson High School of Science and Technology in Alexandria, VA; Yorktown High School in Arlington, VA; Northwest Guilford, Eastern Randolph and Central Davidson High Schools in the greater Greensboro, NC area. While under his instruction, the groups were highly successful competitively. His WGI experience began while assisting Palmetto Percussion in Columbia, South Carolina and Wake Forest Independent percussion ensemble based out of Winston Salem, North Carolina. He began teaching at United Percussion out of the greater Philadelphia area in the winter of 2014 and was the front ensemble caption head in 2015 and 16. He is currently entering his third year as a front ensemble instructor for the George Mason Univ. Drum Line. His pageantry experience began with DCI in 2008 when he joined Carolina Crown and completed five tours with them, aging out in 2012. Upon aging out, he taught the Madison Scouts Drum and Bugle Corps for two years. In the summer of 2014 he coordinated the front ensemble for the Scouts. Alex then served as an instructor of the front ensemble at Carolina Crown in 2015-18 winning the DCI World Class silver medal in 2015 and bronze in ’16 and ‘17. He was awarded with the Hester Undergraduate Music Scholarship and is an Eagle Scout. While in his undergraduate at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro he performed with the UNCG Wind Ensemble for several years and accompanied the group to CBDNA and other national conferences. While at UNCG he studied percussion with Dr. Kristopher Keeton. There he received a Bachelor of Music in Music Education and Music Performance.