Arizona's #1 Indoor Percussion Ensemble
Breakthrough Indoor Percussion's mission is to inspire students of Arizona and the southwestern United States to achieve high standards of performance and provide an opportunity for the development and cultivation of life skills through learning and performing music. We offer this activity to our members at an affordable price as we feel as though that will foster the growth, education and overall well-being of our students and their families.
Breakthrough Indoor Percussion is an organization dedicated to youth education in the arts. We offer men and women between the ages of 14-22 both performance and educational opportunities in the percussive arts. We hope to instill in our members a strong sense of personal achievement, growth, confidence, strong work ethic, responsibility, perseverance and dedication; in order to achieve a team goal. Our members will learn the craft of indoor percussion performance, develop the skills necessary to perform at a supremely high level and learn and perfect a show to be performed on several locations in front of thousands of spectators.
Breakthrough Indoor Percussion was founded in the fall of 2009 by Cutler W. Boughn and Adam R. Maynes. Breakthrough Indoor Percussion is a Non-Profit Organization, and is dedicated to the education of the youth and young adults of Arizona, and the southwestern United States. Breakthrough is staffed by a dedicated group of music educators and designers who dedicate their time for the benefit of the ensemble's members and their growth within the activity. It is to this end that the ensemble has been created to provide an environment for the members to grow both musically and socially within the ensemble, learning countless skills that will be useful in every aspect of life.
Breakthrough Indoor Percussion is a nationally competitive ensemble. Breakthrough competes with Winterguard Arizona (WGAZ) and Winter Guard International (WGI) Sport of the Arts sanctioned events, and will continue to do so in the years to come. These events combine music, movement, and props into a theatrical production performed in a gymnasium. From January to April the ensemble competes locally, regionally, and nationally against other indoor percussion ensembles. The ensemble is in season and active from early November through April.
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Breakthrough Indoor Percussion is proudly supported by:
2015 WGI pio Finals performance
join breakthrough at the 2016 WGI World Championships
2016 BT Cast
BT 2016 Staff
Cutler W. Boughn– Executive Director
Antonio Hernandez– Director
Alex Keene– Assistant Director
Mike McGee– Ensemble Coordinator, Show Design & Battery Arranger
Steven Estudillo– Show & Visual Design/Visual Caption Head
Alan Miller– Show & Front Ensemble Design
Jonathan Zuniga– Show & Audio/Production Design
Mike McGee–Ensemble Coordinator
Whitney Semmens–Visual & Choreography
Zac Eskridge– Battery Manager & Tenors
Chris Canby– Snares
Nick Islas– Snares
Chris Holtzem– Snares & Ensemble Consultant
Alex Keene– Tenors
Andrew Espinosa– Basses
Ethan Baxley– Basses
Frank Becerra– Cymbals
Jessie Lampkin– Cymbals & Visual
Jon Malapit– Visual
Jesse Bradbury– Visual
Tony Nelson– Front Ensemble Caption Head
Caleb Davis– Front Ensemble
Vi TranLe– Front Ensemble
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