Performances

Bringing an energetic passion for each performance while being sensitive to the atmosphere and other performers

“I have hired John for every musical production I’ve conducted since 2008 and will continue to do so. He is an excellent musician, always sensitive to his surroundings and always creative.”

-Jesse Warkentin, Musical Director, Crown Uptown Professional Dinner Theater

Check out this video to get a sample of my playing:

Skills

  • 25 years playing experience
  • Mastery of rock, pop, jazz, and funk drumming styles
  • Experience reading charts for shows as well as learning music “by rote”
  • Completed two recording projects – one live and one in-studio
  • Familiarity with in-ear monitoring
  • Good understanding of playing with and without a click track or backing tracks
  • Large inventory of percussion instruments allows me to customize my sound for each setting.

“I can highly recommend John for any gig. He’s versatile, creative, and focused. You can always count on him being thoroughly prepared and ready to bring a fresh new groove to a song. John is more than simply a great drummer, he’s a great musician. There’s a HUGE difference.”

-Lance Cummins, Worship Pastor Newspring Church, 2005 – 2010

Worship

Classical Performance Groups

  • 1997-1998, 2000-2002: Hutchinson Symphony Orchestra

Musicals

  • And the World Goes ‘Round – Sterling College – 2000
  • The Music Man – Tabor College – 2001
  • Aida – Music Theater for Young People – 2008
  • The Wedding Singer – Wichita East High School – 2009
  • Grease – Music Theater for Young People – 2009
  • Once Upon a Mattress – Wichita East High School – 2009
  • Children of Eden – Maize high School – 2010
  • Footloose – USD 259 All-District – 2010
  • Children of Eden – Music Theater for Young People – 2010
  • Rent – Music Theater for Young People – 2010
  • All Shook Up – Music Theater for Young People – 2011
  • Into the Woods – Wichita East High School – 2011
  • Annie – Music Theater for Young People – 2011
  • Ragtime – Wichita East High School – 2011
  • White Christmas – Crown Uptown Professional Dinner Theater – 2011
  • The Wizard of Oz – Crown Uptown Professional Dinner Theater – 2012
  • You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown – Crown Uptown Professional Dinner Theater – 2012
  • A Chorus Line – Crown Uptown Professional Dinner Theater – 2012
  • Next to Normal – Crown Uptown Professional Dinner Theater – 2012
  • Sweeney Todd – Crown Uptown Professional Dinner Theater – 2012
  • White Christmas – Crown Uptown Professional Dinner Theater – 2012
  • The Secret Garden – Trinity Academy – 2014
  • The Pirates of Penzance – Trinity Academy 2015

Other Performances

  • 2001 – 2002: Skelletones 60’s rock band
  • 2008, 2010-2012: Nights of Broadway musical revue, Wichita East High School
  • 2010: Nights of Glee musical revue a la Fox’s GLEE tv show, Wichita East High School
  • 2009 – 2011: Stars end of year talent show, Wichita East High School
  • 2011: Founder of 4 Guys (Who Don’t Play Jazz) – Jazz Quartet
  • 2014: Star Night musical revue, Music Theatre Wichita