Iain Moyer
Percussionist | Teacher | Arranger

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Dr. Iain Moyer is currently the Front Ensemble Arranger for The Boston Crusaders. Previously, Iain has served on the Percussion Staff of The Cadets since 2007, where he served as Front Ensemble Arranger from 2009 through 2016. During Moyer’s tenure with the corps:

The Cadets won their 10th DCI World Championship in 2011

The Cadets Percussion section received the 2013 Fred Sanford Award for

Best Percussion Performance.

His previous DCI experience also includes arranging and instructing positions at the Madison Scouts, Glassmen, and Crossmen.

From 2012-1016, he served as the Front Ensemble arranger for The Cadets2. In 2016 Cadets2 won the DCA World Championship and Percussion Trophy.

He currently serves as a Front Ensemble consultant for United Percussion. Previously, Moyer was a front ensemble consultant for Cadets Winter Percussion, the 2014 WGI Independent Open Champion.

An interview with Moyer entitled “Behind the CPit” was featured as the cover story for the May 2014 issue of Percussive Notes.

Dr. Moyer has also presented numerous Front Ensemble clinics/panel discussions at the Percussive Arts Society International Convention including:

2016: “The Genius and The Assassin” PASIC Clinic (with Jason Ihnat)

2013: “The Four Seasons of Front Ensemble” PASIC Panel Discussion

2010: “The Cadets Percussion Section” PASIC Clinic

2004: “The Front Ensemble Exercise Program” PASIC Clinic (with Jim Ancona)


As a highly-sought after front ensemble arranger, Moyer has written for some of the finest high school and collegiate marching ensembles in the country including:

The University of North Alabama “Pride of Dixie” Marching Band

The University of Massachusetts Minuteman Marching Band

The Pride of Oklahoma Marching Band

The University of Alabama Million-Dollar Band

Tarpon Springs High School (FL)

Round Rock High School (TX)

Leander High School (TX)

Upper Darby High School (PA)

Wakeland High School (TX)

Plymouth-Canton Education Park (MI)

Union High School (OK)

Klein Oak High School (TX)

Friendswood High School (TX)