Battery & Front Ensemble Arranger
Grant Butters earned his Bachelors Degree in Music Business from Mansfield University. He has performed with the Mansfield University Wind Ensemble, the Hawthorne Caballeros, the Glassmen, and the Mansfield University Jazz Ensemble. Throughout his performing career, Grant has had the privilege of being taught by Marc Garside, Ryan Pritchard, Conrad Alexander, David Dumont and Rob Ferguson.
Grant is currently a designer and consultant to numerous groups in the Northeast. Most notably, he is the director of the South County High School Indoor Drumline in Lorton, VA. After starting the indoor program in 2014, the ensemble quickly grew into a WGI Scholastic Open Finalist in 2017 and 2018. The growth continued as South County became a WGI World Class Finalist in 2019. Grant has also been on staff for the perennial DCA World Champion Reading Buccaneers, Westfield High School, the Penn State Indoor Drumline, the Hawthorne Caballeros and the George Mason University Indoor Drumline.
Grant was one of the first instructors at EPIC Percussion in Williamsport, PA before moving out of the area in 2013. Through Marc Garside's leadership, EPIC has become an amazing school for the percussive arts as well as a truly knowledgeable percussion retailer.
Grant is currently a special education teacher at South County Middle School in Fairfax County and is pursuing his Masters degree in special education at George Mason University.
Grant endorses Innovative Percussion Inc., Pearl Corporation, Dream Cymbals and Epic Percussion.