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Cedric Carstens

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In 1990 Cedric was born in Kiel, in the north of Germany and is currently living near Hamburg. He started his musical career in a local marching band (Show- Brassband Heikendorf) with the age of 6. 

Through the years he played Cymbals, Snare and Tenor and gained his first experiences as an Instructor and Arranger. 

In 2010 he was founding the Beatz Percussion Ensemble with 2 of his friends. Til today he's director and designer. The ensemble started to compete at WGI/CGN in 2016 and earned a 4th place at CGN A Class finals in 2017. Beatz has been the first German independent indoor percussion unit competing at CGN.

For the 2011 season, he joined the snareline of the Starriders Drum & Bugle Corps and marched there until 2015. From 2013 he was the Battery Sectionleader.

2013 also marks the spot where Cedric joined the indoor percussion ensemble European X from the Netherlands. He spent 4 winters there and also had the possibility to compete at WGI in Dayton, Ohio in 2016. During these years he earned 3 CGN gold medals.

2016 was his first year of teaching drum corps as the Starriders Battery Caption Head and Percussion CoordinatorHe is currently holding these position and is their Battery Arranger for the 2018 season. During his time at the Starriders he became german drum corps champion 7 times in total.

Since 2015 Cedric is also signed as an Artist/Educator for Innovative Percussion Inc. from Nashville, Tennessee and is proudly endorsing their products.

Besides that, he did various other projects as instructor and arranger and is offering clinics/ further education all over germany.

He is a passionate drummer with every breath and nothing pleases him more that the marching percussion activity.


2010 - today:
Beatz Percussion Ensemble Founder, Director & Designer

2011 - 2015:
Starriders Snare line (Sectionleader '13-'15)
2013 - 2016:
European X Snare line
2015 - today: 
Starriders Percussion Coordinator & Battery Caption Head

2015 - today: 
Innovative Percussion Artist/Educator

Starriders Battery Arranger

And various other projects as an Instructor and Arranger

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