G2

2020 Staff

Directors and Design Team
WILL GORDILLO
Executive Director

Will Gordillo has been teaching and arranging for marching bands and indoor drumlines in the West Michigan area for over two decades. This will be Will's 24th year involved in the indoor activity, beginning with his membership at the Phantom Regiment indoor group called the Wheaters, founding Great Lakes Percussion (Michigan's first Independent World percussion line), and co-founding Genesis and G2. Will is proudly sponsored by Evans drumheads, Promark drumsticks, Sabian cymbals, and Mapex and Majestic percussion products. He is also an Evans/Promark and Mapex educator. Will has his BA in history and political science degree from Western Michigan University and an associate’s degree in medical science from Davenport University.He is now the Marching Band Director at Davenport University. Will's responsibilities for the 2020 season will be to overlook Genesis and G2 operations and help out where ever he is needed.

KYLE MORSE
Director

A founding staff member of G2 Percussion in 2015, Kyle Morse is returning for his fifth season as Director. He began teaching in West Michigan in 2007. Over that time, he has assumed a number of different roles working with a wide variety of drumlines in the area. Kyle has been on staff with Genesis Percussion since 2009. He has also worked with Newaygo HS, Hudsonville HS, Rockford HS, DeWitt HS, and Allendale HS, among others. Kyle is currently the Drumline Instructor for the Grand Valley State University Laker Marching Band & Women’s Soccer Drumlines, and works as School Service Support personnel at Marshall Music Co. in Grandville, MI.


Kyle graduated from Traverse City St. Francis High School in 2004. He marched in the GVSU Laker Marching Band from 2004-08 before graduating with a degree in Criminal Justice and a minor in Middle East Studies. Kyle aged out of DCI in 2007 with Dutch Boy Drum and Bugle Corps. He also competed in the WGI circuit with Algonac

WAVE in 2007 and Great Lakes Percussion in 2008, finishing his competitive marching career with Redline Percussion in 2009. He went on to perform as a bass drummer with the Detroit Lions Drumline from 2015-2018.
 

Kyle has dedicated his professional career to supporting and advocating for music education. Between his work with local drumlines and his job at Marshall Music, he is proud to help provide youth an opportunity to make music and perform in a variety of different settings. Kyle is excited to witness another year of growth for the performing arts in West Michigan, and is looking forward to another great season for the entire Genesis Percussion organization!

PATRICIA ISLAS
Front Ensemble Arranger

Patricia Islas is a performer, composer, arranger, adjudicator, and educator in the Dallas area. Mrs. Islas is a graduate of the University of North Texas and holds a bachelor’s degree in music performance. While at North Texas, Mrs. Islas studied percussion under Mark Ford, Dr. Robert Schietroma, Christopher Deane, Paul and Sandi Rennick among others. She has also studied marimba with She-e Wu and Leigh Howard Stevens. With an interest in a variety of musical styles, Mrs. Islas performed with the Indoor Drumline, South Indian, Gamelan, Contemporary, and Classical Percussion ensembles while at North Texas. She also performed with the University of North Texas Symphonic Band under the direction of Dennis Fisher.

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In 2002, Mrs. Islas received the award for the Best Individual Keyboard Soloist at the Percussive Arts Society International Convention. Mrs. Islas was a winner of the UNT Concerto Competition in 2004, which led to performing with the Richardson Symphony Orchestra. During her time performing in the UNT Drumline, they were awarded first place at consecutive PASIC Drumline Contests. Mrs. Islas has performed at several music conventions including Marimba 2010 Festival and Conference, PASIC and SEMUS, Society for Electro-Acoustic Music in the United States.
 

Since graduating, Mrs. Islas has been an educator in the Dallas area for several years. Mrs. Islas has arranged and taught drumlines who have won numerous Outstanding Front Ensemble, Best Arrangement, and First Place awards. In addition to her work with many Dallas area schools. Mrs. Islas spent the summers of 2004, 2005, and 2006 arranging music and serving as frontline technician for the Southwind Drum and Bugle Corps.  Mrs. Islas also taught the 2007 Blue Knights front ensemble. In 2017 and 2018 Mrs. Islas was the front ensemble arranger for the Guardians Drum and Bugle Corps.
 

Recently Mrs. Islas has performed clinics for many DFW area high schools along with Lone Star Percussion, A&M University Commerce, the Minnesota Day of Percussion, and the Iowa Day of Percussion. Mrs. Islas has also been an adjudicator for several drumline and concert percussion contests including The Sun City Throwdown in El Paso. In 2011 and 2014 Patricia traveled to London to meet with Grammy winner Imogen Heap after contributing to a song titled “Lifeline” off of Imogen’s latest album. Currently, Mrs. Islas is performing and composing music for her contemporary musical duo Team Islas who has performed several times with Grammy nominated and Grammy winning musicians. Patricia Islas proudly represents Lot Riot, Beetle Percussion, Pro-Mark Sticks and Mallets, and Majestic Percussion.

DOUG BUSH
Battery Arranger

Doug Bush received his bachelor’s degree from the University of North Texas in music education. His marching performance career included two seasons with the Phantom Legion (1997-1998), one with the Madison Scouts (2000), and one with the 2002 PASIC Champion University of North Texas Drumline. Bush has received first, second, and third place honors as a performer and educator in various bass ensembles for both DCI and PASIC and from 2004 - 2010 bass lines under his instruction received consistent first or second place finishes in the DCI Solo and Ensemble Competition.

Bush has also studied and performed African, South Indian, Afro-Cuban, Jazz and Orchestral percussion with notable educators Poovalur Srinivasan, Jeff Prosperie, Jeff Moore, Paul and Sandi Rennick, Jim Yakas, Christopher Deane, and Ed Smith, and is an international clinician, 
arranger, and educator.


He has been teaching and writing for percussion at several Texas State Marching Band champion, PASIC Drumline Contest champion and Lone Star Drumline Contest champion schools in the North Texas area for the past twenty years, as well as the University of North Texas Marching Band and Austin College in Sherman, Texas. He served as the bass tech for the Southwind Drum and Bugle Corps for four years (2003-2006), as well as two years as a co-arranger and a member of the design team (2005-2006). Bush was the bass tech for the Blue Knights Drum and Bugle Corps in 2007 and a Consultant for the Blue Knights Drum and Bugle Corps from 2008 to 2011. In 2009, he also instructed the DCA A-Class drum champions The Vigilantes and in 2017 - 2018 he was the battery arranger for the Guardians Drum and Bugle Corps.

Bush is the author of the critically acclaimed and best selling intermediate and advanced Snare Drum books “Super Hands” and “Master Hands”. Doug Bush is an endorsee for Lot Riot apparel, Beetle Percussion, Dream Cymbals, Remo Drum Heads, Mapex and Majestic Percussion, and Pro-Mark Sticks and Mallets where he is the designer of the Optima Bass Drum Mallets. He is currently living in Plano, Texas, where he performs drum set and hand drums with the contemporary duo Team Islas. 

TYLER LINDEMEIER
Visual Designer

Tyler Lindemier currently lives in Canton, Michigan. He earned a bachelor’s degree in elementary education with a double minor in math and reading from Eastern Michigan University.
 

His marching experience includes tours with the Capital Regiment Drum and Bugle Corps (2006), the Glassmen Drum and Bugle Corps (2008-2011), and two seasons with Redline Percussion (2009, 2011). He was a member of the visual staff for the Plymouth-Canton Marching Band (2009, 2014-2016), Redline Percussion (2015-2016) ,the Troopers Drum and Bugle Corps (2013-2015), the Blue Knights Drum and Bugle Corps (2016), and the Boston Crusaders Drum and Bugle Corps (2017-2018). Tyler is currently the visual caption head for Walled Lake Central High School (2017-Present). He is also the visual caption head and visual designer for Walled Lake Percussion, a 2019 and 9 time Scholastic World finalist


Tyler is a full time marching arts educator and an in-demand visual designer for marching bands and indoor percussion ensembles across the country. In 2017, he joined the design team of Cap City, a 3 time Percussion Independent World Finalist since 2017. The next year, in 2018, he became a visual design consultant for Jubal Drum and Bugle Corps, the 2018 Drum Corps European champions. Tyler is looking forward to his first season with G2!

JAKE KUKLISH
Program Coordinator

Originally from Fishers, Indiana, Jake has now called Grand Rapids home for the last five years. He attended Grand Valley State University and received his Bachelor's in Advertising and Public Relations with a minor in Nonprofit Administration.

Since moving to Grand Rapids, Jake has been deeply involved in Michigan's marching arts community. His introduction to this community was through Genesis Percussion in 2015, where he remained for a total of four seasons as a snare drummer and student leader. Jake began working with G2 in 2016 as a snare drum instructor, taking on the role of battery coordinator for the 2019 season. In addition to his experiences within the Genesis organization, he has also had the opportunity to work with various high schools in the Grand Rapids area such as Hudsonville High School and Grandville High School.

Outside of Michigan marching arts, Jake has been fortunate to perform in drum corps at a wide range of levels including Colt Cadets (2013), Music City Drum Corps (2014-2015), and Phantom Regiment (2016-2017).

Jake is excited to push G2 to be better than ever before and provide its students with the best possible experience!

CACIA MORSE
Front Ensemble Coordinator

Cacia Morse has been involved in the competitive marching activity since 2004. She started with Northpointe Christian Drumline from 2004-2010. She also competed with Dutch Boy Drum and Bugle Corps in 2007. Cacia marched in the cymbal line at GVSU in 2012. This will be her tenth year with the Genesis Percussion Organization -- as a member from 2011-2014 and a G2 instructor in 2015, returning in 2016 on staff for both Genesis and G2. She ended her marching career with Redline Percussion in 2015. She has been teaching locally since 2011, working with various high schools and the inaugural year of G2. Cacia graduated from Grand Valley State University with a Bachelor’s of Science in Criminal Justice, Sociology, and Juvenile Justice.

BRENDAN DUNAVANT
Visual Coordinator

Brendan Dunavant is currently attending Michigan State University studying music education. Originally from Lapeer, Michigan, Brendan has taught various high school programs such as Lapeer, Linden, Wayland Union, and Rockford High Schools. He has taken part in various activities including marching in the Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena, California with the Bands of America Honor Band, a two year member of the Phantom Regiment Drum and Bugle Corps, and the MSU Spartan Marching Band. Aside from finishing his degree, Brendan currently teaches G2 indoor percussion and assists with the Rockford High School Marching Band as a member of the visual staff.

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