RF DESIGN TEAM
Battery Visual Designer
Andrew Markworth is a composer, arranger, and consultant writing for marching bands, indoor percussion and winds groups and drum corps all over the world.
He is currently the music director for Rhythm X; both the 3 time gold medalist percussion group (2008, 2009, 2013) and the 4 time gold medalist winds group (2015, 2017, 2018, 2019). He is also the music arranger and coordinator for the Crossmen Drum and Bugle Corps from San Antonio, TX. Andrew was the Front Ensemble Arranger/Coordinator for Carolina Crown from 2007-2014.
Andrew is a Yamaha Performing Artist and a proud endorser of Zildjian Cymbals, Evans Drumheads, and Promark Drumsticks which produces his signature mallet collection.
He currently resides in Centerville, Ohio with his wife Kara, daughter Natalie, and son Brady.
Don Click is co-founder of Independent World Class percussion group Music City Mystique and served as the Executive Director until 2006. He remains active on the McM Board of Directors and the Design Team.
Don is a sought-after designer and program coordinator for marching band and winter percussion programs nationwide. Touching all WGI percussion divisions, he has had numerous finalists and medal recipients in his 25+ year history. Don continues actively judge in all areas of the performing arts.
Don’s drum corps affiliation is diverse and goes back many years including marching with The Bayonne Bridgemen, Suncoast Sound and The Concord Blue Devils as well as serving on the design team at Pacific Crest. Don is the current Program Coordinator for The Colts Drum and Bugle Corps from Dubuque Iowa.
With Winter Guard International, Don has held the responsibilities of being a member of the Percussion Advisory Board, Percussion Steering Committee, and the Board of Directors. He was inducted into the Winter Guard International Hall of Fame in 2010, the Southeastern Color Guard Circuit Hall of Fame in 2013 and the Texas Color Guard Circuit in 2012. Don currently serves on the WGI Board of Directors as well as the Executive Committee as Treasurer. Don has also served as President of the Southeastern Color Guard Circuit where he had previously served as the Percussion Coordinator.
Don’s experience in the music business spans 2 decades. He began his career leading the way in Product Development, Marketing and Artist Relations for Pearl/Adams, then continued with ProMark/D’Addario for an additional 10 years where he held roles in Product Management, Director of Marketing and Education/Artist Relations. Don also served at the Vice President of Marketing for System Blue. Currently Don works for the IT Department for the Houston Independent School District.
Don resides in Katy, TX with his wife Stephanie and their children Avery and Piper.
Andrew is a designer and educator based out of Greenville, SC where he lives with his wife (Kelly), son (Anderson) and daughter (Mia).
Andrew writes for programs across the country including finalists in DCI, WGI, and BOA. In addition, he is currently the production supervisor for the Carolina Crown. He is an alumnus of the Glassmen and the Blue Devils and holds a secondary education degree from Western Michigan University.
Jordan Garza is going into his fourth year as the Ensemble Director for Rhythmic Force Percussion. He is also the newest addition to the band staff at McNeil High School! Under his direction, Rhythmic Force was a WGI PIO World Championship finalist in 2018 and 2019. Jordan’s varied and successful background with percussion ensemble, electronics, marching band, and indoor percussion provides a strong foundation for the current vision of his percussion programs. Mr. Garza is endorsed by the educational programs of Marimba One, Innovative Percussion, Evans Drum Heads and is an active clinician, percussion arranger and instructor across Texas.
Prior to the year 2020, he was the Associate Director of Bands and Percussion Director at Weiss High School. In 2017, Weiss was named the Bands of America class A Champion, during their first year of existence. In 2018, Weiss HS was one of the youngest schools to ever place in finals at a Band’s of America Super Regional and named the Grand Champion of the Vista Ridge Marching Festival. In 2019 the Weiss HS Percussion Ensemble won the Outstanding Front Ensemble Caption in the large division of the Brandies South Texas Classic. Prior to living in Austin, TX Jordan resided in Houston TX, where he was the Percussion Director at the nationally recognized, Stephen F. Austin HS and was the Ensemble Director at Monarch Independent for the 2017 season. During his time in FBISD, Mr. Garza led the Stephen F. Austin percussion ensemble to multiple championship performances with the Bulldog Band and Angels Dance Team, including the first place finish at UIL Area in 2016. Under his direction the SFA Percussion Ensemble performed a showcase at the 2016 Texas Music Educators Association Convention.
Mr. Garza holds a bachelor’s degree in Music Education (Instrumental Emphasis) from Texas State University. During his tenure at Texas State, he was the section leader of the Bobcat Drumline and the Principal Percussionist of the Texas State Wind Ensemble. If free time presents itself, Jordan subs with the Austin Symphony Orchestra, enjoys a good spin class and walks with his new doggie pal Theo. Mr. Garza brings his vision into reality through performance, teamwork and excellence in musicianship.
In 2013 he marched with Imperial Percussion Theater and the Guardians Drum and Bugle Corps in their inaugural season. At Guardians Mikey was the Snare section Leader and Percussion Ensemble Captain. In 2014 he marched another season with Imperial Percussion Theater and went to Genesis Drum and Bugle corps. In 2015 Mikey was a part of the inaugural season of Monarch Independent, and marched with The Spirit of Atlanta Drum and Bugle Corps. In 2016, Monarch Independent and the Crossmen Drum and Bugle Corps. Mikey Aged out in 2017 as the Ensemble captain of Monarch Independent.
Mikey served as a technician and taught lessons with multiple schools in Texas including John J. High school, Steele High School, Cedar Ridge High School, Hendrickson High school, and Weiss High School. Mikey has been on the Battery staff at The Guardians Drum and Bugle corps from 2018 – present. He has also taught Rhythmic Force Percussion from 2018 – Present. Mikey became the Percussion Director of Westwood High School in the Round Rock Independent School District in 2018.
In 2019 The Westwood High School Marching band made the Bands of America Austin Finals and finished in third place at the Bands of America Houston Regional. In December of 2019 Mikey taught the percussion for the Westwood Symphony Orchestra and Grisham Middle School Honors Band as they got to perform in the Midwest Clinic and Convention.
Mikey is currently Endorsed by Salyers Percussion and Evans Drum Heads.