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·         Video auditions are open to individuals 16+ years of age.

·         No previous drumline experience necessary

·         Equipment & Uniforms included

For any further questions regarding the Drum Line auditions please email Riderdrumline@saskriders.com

 

 

Get ready for the next level of game-day excitement – the Rider Drumline!

This 20 piece, full-battery drumline showcases some of the best percussionists in Riderville. Members audition for a spot on the line and hail from various communities throughout Saskatchewan. The Rider Drumline performs at all Saskatchewan Roughrider home games and meet regularly at Mosaic Stadium to perfect their bombastic Corp-style performances; a style of drumming rarely seen north of the border. You will definitely hear the Rider Drumline as they perform around Mosaic Stadium prior to kick-off and in the stands during the game!


RIDER DRUMLINE ROSTER

Aaron C.
Snare Line
Joel A.
Snare Line
Nathaniel B.
Snare Line
Curtis H.
Snare Line
Alex R.
Snare Line
Paul H.
Tenor Line
Luke B.
Tenor Line
Lindsay H.
Tenor Line
Dawson D.
Tenor Line
Kate U.
Bass Line
Christie G.
Bass Line
Taylor P.
Bass Line
Anders W.
Bass Line
Christian C.
Bass Line
Michelle L.
Cymbal Line
Katherine L.
Cymbal Line
 
Allison G.
Cymbal Line
 Maddie O.
Cymbal Line

 

Les Schaeffer
Head Coach

Les Schaeffer is the Head Coach of The Rider Drumline. Born and raised in Regina, Les has a professional music background of over 23 years in the Regina, Calgary, Montreal and Toronto areas. He is an accomplished live and studio musician, drum tech and has over 25 years of teaching experience through private instruction and in large ensemble settings. Les has been heavily involved with marching percussion programs throughout his career in Regina and Calgary working with The Calgary Stampede Showband, Allegiance Elite Drum & Bugle Corps, and Regina Lions Band and has also conducted a series of Yamaha Canada sponsored clinics for Marching Arts Canada. He is also the Program Lead Instructor for the Conservatory Jr. Drumline at the University of Regina. Les is a graduate of the Professional Sound & Business Studio Production program at Metalworks Institute (Metalworks Studios) and is furthering his professional career in the music industry as a Music Producer and Audio Engineer. He has had the privilege to work on sessions for notable artists such as Drake, Randy Bachman, Tom Cochrane, Parkway Drive, Cone McCaslin, Kim Mitchell, and David Bottrill. Les currently runs his own business Split Level Sound as a freelance audio engineer / music producer based in Regina and continues to play as a freelance drummer in a variety of genres and settings throughout the province.

Janelle Pilon Choreographer /Manager

Janelle Pilon is the Choreographer and Manager of the Rider Drumline. Born and raised in Regina, Janelle has over 20 years of dance training and experience in Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Contemporary, Hip Hop, and Musical Theater. She is an associate of the Canadian Dance Teachers Association and has been teaching dance for the past 8 years. Her extensive dance background has brought a new and exciting, high-energy performance value to the Drumline that the Rider Fans will enjoy.

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 *The RD would like to acknowledge the support of Yamaha Canada Music. 

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