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Caleb DeGroote

South Lake High School, and Fusion Core
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Caleb DeGroote is currently a resident of Washington, D.C., but grew up in Canandaigua, NY. He holds a Bachelor's of Arts in Music and Political Science from Binghamton University and a Master's of Arts in Diplomacy from Norwich University. Throughout his life, music performance and education have always been an integral part of his life.

Since his first teaching position with the Naples High School Marching Band in 2006, Caleb has taught a total of 29 competitive seasons over 14 different programs at 11 different schools, with these ensembles competing in NYSFBC, NYSPC, TOB, BOA, USBands, and WGI.

Caleb began his drum corps career with the Rochester Crusaders playing marimba and timpani in 2008.  After aging out with Citations in 2009, he spent four seasons (2010–2013) with the Empire Statesmen instructing the front ensemble.  In 2014, Windsor Regiment experienced significant growth with the introduction of new staff, including Caleb DeGroote as the percussion caption head.  For the current 2015 season, Caleb moved to Fusion Core as a front ensemble instructor the corps’ percussion tour and equipment manager. 

He is also currently the Program Coordinator at South Lakes High School Marching Band, a consultant with Cab Calloway School of the Arts Marching Band, a performing member of Rockville Brass Band, and a performing member with the Capitol Pride Symphonic Band.  He has also begun work on releasing a small ensemble album centered on the marimba.