Arsenal Welcomes New Battery Staff for 2018

Arsenal Performing Arts is pleased to welcome an entirely new battery staff for the 2018 season. Regarding the change, corps director J. Spenser Lotz said “We’re very excited to welcome a number of new staff members to the team this season, but we’re especially excited about the new battery staff that will be joining us. This season represents our push towards Open Class, and so we wanted to bring in a group of individuals capable of teaching at that level. We’re happy to say that the three incoming educators are all from the El Paso area, which is where the second largest group of Arsenal students comes from, outside of the Albuquerque area.”

Daniel Reyes, an alumnus of both Revolution and the Blue Knights will be assuming the position of battery caption head for the 2018 season. Mr. Reyes has a wide background in the percussive arts, including high school and elementary education and the El Paso Wind Symphony, as well as a Bachelor’s of Music Education from the University of Texas at El Paso.

Joining Mr. Reyes will be Dan Hunt and Josh O’Brien. Mr. Hunt is the Assistant Director of Bands and the Director of Percussion for Pebble Hills High School in El Paso. Mr O’Brien is an alumnus of Forte and Genesis and will primarily be working with Arsenal’s tenor section.


For more information, please go to our staff page here.