Tim Fairbanks

Ensemble Director



Tim Fairbanks has taught at Centerville HS (OH) since 1997, serving as the Marching Percussion Director until 2011 and is currently the Drill Designer for the marching band and indoor drumline, where his groups are consistent National Finalists at BOA Grand National Championships and Scholastic World Finalists at the WGI World Championships. Centerville is the 1999 Scholastic Open Champion and 2004 WGI Scholastic World Champion. Tim is the Ensemble Director, Program Coordinator and Visual Designer for Rhythm X, WGI Independent World Class Champion in 2008 and 2009 and was the Drill Designer for the Bluecoats from Canton, OH from 2009-2011. He proudly endorses the products of Pearl/Adams, Evans/D’Addario, Sabian Inc., and is a Signature Artist with Innovative Percussion. He is a designer and clinician for The Senators Drum and Bugle Corps (Eastleigh, England), and Aimachi Indoor Percussion (Nagoya, Japan). Tim is the Vice President of Percussion for WGI Sport of the Arts, serving on the WGI Board of Director’s Executive Committee, in addition to membership on the WGI Percussion Advisory Board and Steering Committee. Tim is an internationally in-demand clinician, designer, arranger and adjudicator.


Mike Scott

Operations Director


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Mike Scott is an instructor, clinician, and private teacher in music education programs across Ohio. A graduate of Miami University, Mike earned his Bachelor Degree in Music Education in 2012. There he studied percussion under Dr. William Albin, conducting under Prof. Gary Speck, and piano under Dr. Lian Tan, and Dr. Robert Thomas. Before becoming active as an instructor and logistics consultant in the marching performance activity, Mike performed as a conductor of the Bluecoats Drum and Bugle Corps from Canton, Ohio, and a member of the front ensemble at Rhythm X. He was also the drum major of the Miami University Marching band for two seasons. 

Mike is currently the Director of Instrumental Music at the St. Ursula Academy in Toledo, Ohio where he teaches 6-12 band, orchestra, and general music. In 2012, Mike joined the administrative team of Rhythm X as the Operations Director. In 2013, Mike joined the Bluecoats Drum and Bugle corps as the Tour Administrator. He also served as a Tour Manager for the ten-time world champion drum and bugle corps, The Cadets during their 2011 summer tour.  Mike proudly endorses Innovative Percussion, Etymotic Research and Fred J. Miller Inc.



Craig Dunn

Executive Director

Craig Dunn was born and raised in Westerville, Ohio. He was a member of the Westerville South High School marching band, a Bands of America finalist band.  Craig attended the Ohio State University and obtained a Bachelor's Degree in Music Education.  Craig then was recertified to teach elementary school, after teaching high school at Westerville South for five years.  Craig earned his Master's Degree in Educational lLeadership from the University of Dayton.  Craig has been teaching in Olentangy for ten years and is now at Freedom Trail Elementary teaching second grade.  Craig has been teaching percussion in Central Ohio since 1993, and has served as the Director of Percussion at Westerville South, Fairborn, Olentangy Liberty, and Olentangy Orange High Schools. Prior to leading Rhythm X to an Independent Open title in 2002, he led Westerville South to five Winter Guard International Regional Championships, and two bronze medalist finishes at Winter Guard International World Championships. Craig developed Rhythm X upon his departure from Westerville South to offer the X experience to kids from all over the world. Since Craig visited Europe with Rhythm X, he has been actively working to evolve the activity in Europe creating European X.  Craig has been on the WGI Percussion Advisory board for many years, and is also a member of the Drum Corps International and US Bands adjudication team.  Craig is endorsed by Evans, Pearl, Innovative Percussion, and Sabian.