Hot on the heels of the announcement confirming the triumphant return of the Visual Ensemble for both INFINITY (PIW) and INFINITY 2 (PIO), Infinity Percussion is excited to announce that Matt Verburg has joined the organization as Visual Program Coordinator for the 2015 season. As a fixture in the Central Florida drumming community for many years, Matt will bring his infectious ambition and an impeccable eye for detail to both ensembles, assisting in the Visual and Effect categories.
For more information about Matt Verburg, please continue to read below.
Matt Verburg grew up in the Orlando area and holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Entrepreneurship from the University of Central Florida along with a Masters Degree in Entertainment Business from Full Sail University. Matt co-founded the four-time WGI World Class Finalist ensemble "The Creek," where he served as Ensemble Director and Program Designer from 2008 to 2011.
Matt has served most notably as Battery Coordinator at Timber Creek High School (2003-2008), Marching Percussion Specialist at University of Central Florida (2008-2011), Program Coordinator for the Tarpon Springs HS Indoor Percussion Ensemble (2013), and most recently as Battery Coordinator at Blue Springs High School (Blue Springs, MO) (2011-Present).
Earlier in his career, Matt co-founded the "Hot Scots" snare drum ensemble and later marched snare with Southwind Drum and Bugle Corps (1999-2000, 2002-2003). Matt returned to Southwind (2005-2006) as a member of the percussion staff and later served as percussion visual specialist for the Madison Scouts (2007).
Matt is the Founder of Lot Riot. He is an active consultant, clinician, and visual designer based in Central Florida. Matt proudly endorses Mapex Percussion and Promark Drumsticks, and is a regular percussion panelist on the Marching Roundtable podcast.