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Malcolm Rosenberger

malcolm Instructor Malcolm Rosenberger is widely acknowledged as one of the top Scottish snare drummers in North America. As a solo competitor, he turned professional at the age of 16 and won the western U.S. open championship five years in a row, retiring the trophy. More recently, Rosenberger has focused on competitive pipe band drumming. In more than 200 band contests, the corps he has led have a win rate of more than 95 per cent. He is well known not only for his technical mastery, but also for the innovativeness of his original scores. Many of Rosenberger’s hundreds of students have gone on to success as solo competitors or to lead their own pipe band drum corps

Andrew Hoinacki


Andrew is a Chicago native and has been playing pipe band percussion for over 25 years. His tutors have included James I Sim, James S Sim, J Reid Maxwell and Carl Lenny, among others. Andrew began as a flourishing tenor and bass drummer with the Grade 4 Midlothian Junior Pipe Band, then progressed to learn snare drum gaining his promotion to the Grade 2 Midlothian Scottish Pipe Band at the age of 14. After nine successful years there, he went on to serve as Drum Sergeant with the Grade 2 Chicago Caledonian Pipes and Drums, Grade 1 Los Angeles Scots Pipe Band and Grade 2 James J Coyne Memorial Pipe Band. As an individual, Andrew's accolades include MWPBA Champion Supreme, WUSPBA Champion Supreme and United States Champion, all at the Professional level. Credentialed for all forms of drumming and band ensemble, Andrew is an active competition adjudicator and sought-after instructor throughout North America.

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Aaron Mars

Aaron Aaron Mars is one Rosenberger’s standout students.  Last year, he assumed leadership of the drum corps of the San Diego pipe band that Rosenberger led with great success for many years.  Under Mars, also a top level drummer and highly experienced teacher, the band has continued its winning ways.