John Quinlisk has been involved with the marching arts since 2009, focusing primarily on bass. His marching experience includes marching bass drum with the Hawthorne Caballeros Drum and Bugle Corps (2014), Penn State Indoor Drumline (2014, 2015), Jersey Surf Drum and Bugle Corps (2015, 2016), and United Percussion (2016) where he performed at WGI World Class Finals. Along with that, John has been a bass drum tech for Central Bucks High School South and Marple Newtown High School throughout the past few years.
He is currently a senior at Penn State University studying Secondary Mathematics Education with a certificate in Teaching English as a Second Language and looks forward to graduating in the spring after student teaching in both Pennsylvania and New Zealand!
This will be John’s first season on staff with Pioneer, he is enthralled to be begin his independent teaching career, and can’t wait to share the many joys of bass drumming and this activity with the next generation of musicians.