CORBIN WEST

Ensemble Coordinator

Corbin started playing music at a young age. He started percussion in the third grade for his elementary school's band, and continues to play percussion today. Corbin attended Campo Verde high school, where he joined Concert band, Jazz band and Marching band all four years. His freshman year he marched on bass 4, and then snare for the rest of high school. Corbin’s junior year, Campo Verde formed their first winter percussion group in 2015, which they were undefeated in Regional A class. During his senior marching season, the band traveled to Riverside California to compete in Riverside Community College and won the caption for percussion. The same year, the winter drum line attended WGI Phoenix Regionals and took first place in A class. The Winter percussion took second place in the WGAZ championships. One of Corbin’s proudest accomplishments was participating the United Sounds program at Campo Verde. This program unites a mentor and student with special needs, so that those students are able to participate in band program once a week. Corbin taught a young man named Nick to play the bells and he performed at two the band’s concerts with the entire wind ensemble.
After graduating high school, Corbin would attend Chandler Gilbert Community College for two years. He would join their Community Band and their Percussion Ensemble. Corbin would then transfer to Arizona State University to study Music Education. While at ASU, Corbin has performed in their Concert Band, and their Contemporary Percussion Ensemble. He would take lessons on Snare, Marimba, Timpani and Drumset while attending ASU. Corbin would join as a staff member at Shadow Mountain high school in 2016, and continues today. In 2020 Corbin would audition for LINEA, and was offered a spot on the snare line. All though his season was cut short, he is looking forward continue be part of LINEA Arts.

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