Chad Riley is a percussionist and music educator living in Woodbridge, VA. He graduated from George Mason University, earning a Bachelor’s of Music in Music Education, and works in Fairfax County Public Schools as an elementary band director.
Chad’s independent marching experience began in 2011 as a member of the front ensemble at Carolina Gold. He then went on to perform with Carolina Crown in 2013 and 2014 and aged out in 2015 at the Santa Clara Vanguard. Chad was additionally a member of the front ensemble at the George Mason University Indoor Drumline from 2013-2015.
As an instructor, Chad has worked with the front ensemble at South County High School in Lorton, VA since 2014. He has additionally been a member of the front ensemble staff at George Mason University since 2018, and served as front ensemble instructor with the Bushwackers Drum and Bugle Corps for their 2018 season. Chad is excited to join the team at the Buccaneers and support Grant in this new endeavor.