Brent Messenger, a West Scholar at Catawba College, will serve as an Undergraduate Instructor of Percussion and as a Student Assistant for the Catawba Youth Wind Ensembles in the Community Music Program. A graduate of AL Brown High School, Brent has vast instrumental experiences including participation in the Concord Independent Drumline and serving as an Instructor of Percussion for the AL Brown marching band, specifically in the areas of drumline and front ensemble. Brent is also active in professional music education organizations including SNCAE and CMENC. As a student in the Music Education concentration at Catawba, Brent currently performs in the Catawba Wind Ensemble, Catawba Community Band, and numerous other Catawba ensembles including the Jazz Band, Brass Ensemble, Percussion Ensemble and the Catawba Pride Pep Band. He also enjoys serving as a musician at First Presbyterian Church in Kannapolis, NC as a brass player, percussionist, adult choir member, handbell choir member and worship leader.