Trevor Calabro - Visual Designer


Trevor Calabro is Joining Paradigm this season as the Visual Designer. This role allows him to combine his 18 years of rudimental percussion experience with his passion for graphic design and the visual arts.

Trevor started his percussion career with Spectrum DBC from 1996 - 2000. He also marched in Spectrum’s independent WGI indoor drumline from 1997 - 2000. From 2000 - 2004 Trevor attended IUP where he marched in the drumline. During this time he was an active member of the IBN Chapter of the national drumline fraternity Phi Boota Roota.

Over the years Trevor has worked with a large variety of marching ensembles including Dartmouth H.S., Oregon Crusaders DBC, Oregon Crusaders Indoor, King Phillip H.S., Penn State Indoor Drumline, Lone Star Independent, Westhill H.S., Lake Erie Regiment DBC, Clinton-Massie H.S., and Coatesville H.S.

Trevor resides in State College, PA with his wife Christa and his son Seth. He works at the Minitab software company as a graphic designer.


Qwa Dorsey - Front Ensemble Technician


Qwa Dorsey is a former music student of Winthrop University and graduated from Rock Hill High School. He has had the privilege to teach and be apart of multiple successful percussion programs all across the Carolinas. His main objective with each group is to grow and develop each ensemble to higher musicianship, performance, and artistry. In his free time he directs musicals for a production company in Charlotte. He is an advocate for uplifting our communities through the arts and is excited to apart of the Paradigm Percussion team.

Patrick McLean - Cymbal Technician

Patrick brings a wealth of DCI experience as well as extensive indoor and outdoor teaching history. He is also currently a performing member of Carolina Panthers PurrCussion

Lucas Davidson - Snare Technician


Lucas Davidson has performed in many groups hitting things with other things. He enjoys eating large Chipotle burritos and the enjoys the color tan. When not drumming, Lucas loves to play with his Cat, Boo-Boo Kitty. They play dress up, tea time, and other fun games.

Jason Meyer - Tenor Technician

Jason Meyer is the Tenor Captain for the Carolina Panthers' drumline, Purrcussion. Jason has been performing, teaching, or judging marching percussion for the past 15 years. Jason competed in Independent World Class of Winter Guard International in 2007. After he graduated from Appalachian State University in 2008 with a Business - Marketing degree he was instructor for the ASU Drumline until 2010. Since moving to Hickory, NC where he currently works, Jason has acted as an adjudicator in the fall and an instructor in the winter for several ensembles including Olympic Independent Percussion, Forza East Percussion, and most recently Paradigm Percussion.

Steven Christman - Director


Front Ensemble Arranger and Coordinator | Show Design

Steven attended Winthrop University for Percussion Performance and USC for Business. Steven has performed with the Carolina Crown Drum and Bugle Corp and several Concert ensembles throughout the Carolinas. He has taught at Clover HS, Northwestern HS, and currently teaching at Weddington High School and Marvin Ridge High school for the marching season. Steven composes and arranges percussion literature for Marching Band and Indoor Percussion, as well as writes music/drill for Indoor Percussion. He has studied under Dr. Michael Williams, Jason Nicholson, Danny Lenard, and Andy Beall. He is also the Treasurer of Carolina Winter Ensemble Association (CWEA). Steven was the Bass Drum Captain for the Carolina Panthers Purrcussion Drumline. He works full time at Founders Federal Credit Union, and also is highly involved in church music at Grace Lutheran Church. Steven resides in Rock Hill, South Carolina.

Joe Conigliaro - Assistant Director


Ensemble Director | Battery Coordinator | Battery Arranger |  Show Design

Joe is a graduate of Penn State University where he performed with the Penn State Blue Band as well as directed, instructed, and performed with the Penn State Indoor Drumline within WGI. Joe has also performed with the Spectrum, Crossmen, and Bluecoats Drum & Bugle Corps within DCI. Among the instructors he has performed under are Thom Hannum, Colin McNutt, Brian Tinkel, Darren Hazlett, Jeremy Schilling, and Dan DeLong. He has also been on instructional staff for various HS bands and indoor percussion ensembles throughout PA, MD, VA, and NC. He is a former member of the NFL Carolina Panthers PurrCussion drumline playing snare. Joe currently lives in Charlotte, NC with his fiancée Bobbi Jo and works as an Actuarial Consultant.

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