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Micah Savage
Executive Director

Micah Savage is one of the founding members of Drum Corps New Zealand and has held the role of Executive Director since its formation in 2006 as the Auckland Regional Drumline.

Micah holds a Diploma in Music Theory and Diploma in Music Practical (Keyboard) from the NZ Modern School of Music, and teaches marching percussion at DCNZ’s Academy of Marching Music, as well as for the City of Manukau Pipe band.  

In addition, Micah also works as a Senior Commercial Advisor for the Auckland Council, is a Sifu of Wing Chun Kung Fu, and is Treasurer on the board of directors for the Massive Theatre Company.


Jacqui Robins
Operations Manager

Jacqui Robins joined Drum Corps New Zealand in 2007 and has been the Operations Manager since 2009.

Jacqui is well connected in the DCI (Drum Corps International) circuit. She toured the US on the media team of the 7-time DCI World Champion Drum Corps The Cavaliers in 2015 & 2016 and in 2020 competed in the DCI Performers Showcase, placing 3rd in the Over 22 Snare Drum category.

She has also competed with Dalewool Auckland Brass Band, Otahuhu & District Pipeband, Whangarei & Districts Pipe Band & City of Manukau Pipeband at various National and Regional competitions.

Outside the Drumline Jacqui is the Brand Manager for ZM and The Hits radio stations at NZME and is an avid puzzler.

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Mars Gonzalez

Senior Percussionist

Mars is one of the snare drummers of NZ Drumline. A member since 2018 and native from Argentina, he relocated to New Zealand back in 2012 in search for new musical challenges and homemade pies.

Being a drumkit drummer since the age of 9, playing almost every genre from Jazz, Latin to Progressive Death Metal, Mars also has studies in Popular Music and Sound Engineering. He joined the NZ Drumline as a way of expanding drumming technique in a world full of uncharted waters.

But wait, there is more! During the day, Mars holds a secret identity working as an IT Infrastructure Engineer and holds a strange liking for high contrast photography

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