Civitas welcomes back Michael Bryan to lead the quads for his third season. Michael grew up in Lexington, SC, and graduated from Lexington High School where he marched from 2006-2009. Michael has performed with Teal Sound Drum and Bugle Corps(2009), Spirit of Atlanta(2011), and Music City Mystique(2012 WGI Silver Medalists).
After marching Mystique, he moved to Boiling Springs, SC and began instructing the Boiling Springs High School Percussion section. In 2013, Boiling Springs became BOA Grand National Semi-Finalists. Other schools Michael has instructed include Lexington High School, and Dorman High School(2015 WGI Open Class Finalist) where he is currently on battery staff.
During his career, Michael has studied with AJ Pace, Joel Gardner, John Campese, Lee Hansen, Arthur Goodman, Cisco Hance, Chris Hestin, Ben Pyles, Chris Garay, Josh King, Shane Gwaltney, Josh Nelson, Ben Lupton, and Scott Herring.
Civitas welcomes Brady Hartness to the Front Ensemble. He is native of Fort Mill, SC who began his world class marching career as the timpanist for the 2009 Madison Scouts. He ended his marching career as a five year veteran of Palmetto Percussion in 2014 as the center marimba, and ensemble leader. Currently Brady works as the head front ensemble instructor/front arranger for the Fort Mill High School Marching Band and full ensemble arranger and program coordinator for the Indoor Percussion Ensemble. He is also a front ensemble staff member for the Colts Drum and Bugle Corp and serves as a consultant for several bands in the SC, NC, GA area. Brady is currently pursuing his degree in music composition at Winthrop University in Rock Hill.