Staff of the 2016-17 Panther Marching Band
Joseph D. Lerch - Director of Bands /
Winds and Percussion Writer
Charles Hartung - Assistant Band Director
Steven Lantz - Visual Caption Head /
Drill Designer
Olivia Shreeves -
Guard Caption Head
Steve Tarte -
Assistant Guard
Chad Van de Wettering -
Eric Scirrotto -
Front Line Ensemble
Ashley Schnyer -
Front Line Ensemble
Lori Ludewig -
Music and Visual
Mr. Lerch is in his 14th year at Collingswood High
School. This is his 28th year of teaching. Prior to
coming to Collingswood in 2003, he was formerly
the Band Director at Washington Twp. HS. He has
taught percussion at Paulsboro HS, Shalick HS,
and Deptford HS. He was the percussion caption
head for Southern Knights Drum Corps in 1993 and
1994. He was named the Collingswood High School
Teacher of the Year in 2009. Throughout his
career, he has been blessed to be a part of 42
championships in the field of marching arts.
Mr. Hartung is in his 7th year as a staff
member of the Panther Marching Band.
He is a proud Collingswood graduate,
where he marched under Mr. Lerch. He
attended college at Westminster, and
following graduation became a full-time
teacher in the Collingswood school
district. He is currently the CMS Choir
Mr. Lantz is in his 11th year as a staff
member of the Panther Marching Band.
He is a graduate
of the Washington
Township Minutemen Band
, where he
also marched under Mr. Lerch for two
. He marched in college as a
member of the West Chester University
Golden Rams, before earning his
degree from Rowan University.
Ms. Shreeves is in her 6th year on our
staff. She is a Collingswood grad,
performing with our guard in our first
two championship seasons. She is a
teacher in the Audubon schools.
Mr. Tarte is in his 7th year on our staff.
e, too, is a Collingswood grad,
as a trombonist in the
marching program, and a percussionist
in the indoor program.
2nd year on staff.
Graduate of Eastern HS.
1st year on staff.
Graduate of C
2nd year on staff.
and Director at Oaklyn.
2nd year on staff.
Graduate of Collingswood