Tar River - Staff
Tyler Tharrington - Director / Front Ensemble Arranger
Tyler is currently working as a freelance percussionist throughout the Eastern NC area. Throughout his performance career, he has been active throughout the DCI, DCA, and WGI circuits.
Tyler was a member of Forza East Independent Percussion many years, playing both snare drum and auxiliary percussion. In the drum corps circuits, Tyler played snare drum for both the Raiders Drum & Bugle Corps during, and Carolina Gold Drum & Bugle Corps. Since his last season with Saints Percussion on marimba, Tyler has been committed to progressing percussive arts throughout Eastern North Carolina.
Tyler completed his Bachelors of Music in Music Education at East Carolina University, with a concentration in percussion. While he was studying there, he had the privilege to study under Dr. Jonathan Wacker, and Christopher Nappi. He also performed in many ensembles, including the East Carolina Marching Pirates, Percussion Ensembles, and both Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band, serving as principal percussionist for the Symphonic Band.
In addition to performing, Tyler has served as a percussion instructor throughout the past four years, with roles including percussion instruction, design, arranging, and visual during the summer and winter seasons. He has worked with award winning programs throughout the area, including Sanderson HS, West Craven HS, Hobbton HS, Rocky Mount HS, Nash Central HS, Riverside HS, and Fike HS.
Cameron Green - Assistant Director / Battery Arranger
Cameron is a resident of Greenville, North Carolina and a graduate of East Carolina University. His marching experience includes snare drum for the open class Forza East Independent Percussion during the indoor season, as well as the ECU Marching Pirates Drumline.
He has served as a percussion instructor for Riverside High School in Williamston, NC since 2012, and is currently the arranger and director of percussion for the Riverside Marching Knights. During his tenure there, the Marching Knights competed nationally, consistently medaling in percussion at events throughout the USBands circuit, and receiving the Cadets Award of Excellence in the 2013 Season.
Cameron has been a freelance technician at several award winning high schools in the southeastern United States, and has been giving private lessons for several years. He has been fortunate enough to be a student of some of the best instructors in both the marching and the performing arts.
He has arranged and designed a number of shows for both indoor percussion and indoor colorguard in Virginia and North Carolina, and arranged percussion music for several outdoor ensembles as well.
When he isn’t teaching or writing music, Cameron enjoys film writing, poetry, and long walks on the beach.
Jahi Moore - Tenor Technician / Battery Coordinator
Jahi Moore is currently a Music Education Major with an emphasis in percussion and minor in piano at Norfolk State University in Norfolk, VA.
His marching experience includes playing tenors for independent open and world class ensembles such as, Dominion Storm Indoor Drumline, Forza East Independent Percussion, and the George Mason University Indoor Drumline.
Jahi hopes to become a music educator on a collegiate level, as well as start his very own drum and bugle corps in DCI.
Stephen Patterson - Visual Caption Head
Stephen Patterson, a native of Fredericksburg, Virginia, has been performing and teaching in the marching arts since 2008. He is an alumnus of both The Cadets2 and The Cadets organizations, where he marched trumpet. He was a member of the inaugural year of The Cadets2 in 2012, and continued to perform with The Cadets2 in 2013. After taking a year off to study and teach, Stephen completed his age-out with The Cadets in 2015.
He currently serves as a marching arts consultant in the Virginia and North Carolina areas, most recently working with Massaponax High School, Chancellor High School, Riverside High School, and James Madison High School.
Currently, he also serves as the percussion and visual caption head at Spotsylvania High School, as well as the visual caption head for Massaponax High School Indoor Percussion.
Jack Fry - Battery Consultant
Jack is currently a Music Industry Communications student at East Carolina University, focusing on marching percussion and marketing promotions for the marching arts.
His marching experience includes snare drum with the Carolina Crown World Class Drum and Bugle Corps during both the 2013 and 2015 seasons. Jack also works as the percussion instructor for several award-winning North Carolina high schools. He currently works as the battery coordinator for West Carteret High School in Morehead City, NC. Aside from representing beetle percussion as an ambassador for the company, Jack also works at the Director of Marketing at beetle percussion.
His goal is to eventually work for major music corporations including those affiliated with Drum Corps International and Winter Guard International.