Affinity Entertainment Announces New Percussion Director Peter Bretz
Please welcome PETER BRETZ as DIRECTOR of the AFFINITY INDOOR PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE. We are fortunate to have a leader of this caliber! Peter joined our staff last year in our inaugural year. He has been in the marching percussion activity for over 25 years. His beginnings trace back to the Grants Pass High School marching band in 1992. He was recruited to march drum corps at the Marauders Drum and Bugle Corps of Longview/Kelso Washington in 1995. He joined the Oregon Marching Band Drumline from 1996-1999 and went on to march with the Railmen Drum and Bugle Corps from Omaha Nebraska, The Bluecoats Drum and Bugle Corps of Canton Ohio, and spent his final two seasons with the Blue Knights of Denver Colorado, aging out in 2000. He marched with the four time WGI World Champion Blue Knights Percussion Ensemble in 2000 and 2001, went on to teach the group as the snare tech from 2002-2004, and was the director of the Blue Knights Indoor Percussion Ensemble from 2005-2008. During that time, he served on the WGI Percussion Advisory Board as well as the WGI Board of Directors. He has worked with several high school programs in Colorado and Oregon and has arranged and instructed the United States Air Force Academy Drumline in Colorado Springs Colorado. He works full time as a construction sales consultant and project manager in the Portland Metro Area. Peter loves spending time with his friends, family and two dogs, Kahlisee and Cooper. He stays active by training 5 days a week in Mixed Martial Arts and is currently training for his first MMA fight in May.
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