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Elias Euler is a Colorado native and long-time performer, recorder, composer, and teacher of percussion. He has appeared in venues across the world, including the Taoyuan Band Festival in Taiwan; the Opening Ceremonies of the Alpine World Ski Championships in Vail, CO; the International Blues Challenge in Nashville, TN; and the WGI World Championships in Dayton, OH. 


Elias began his competitive music career with the Golden High School Percussion Ensemble where he studied under Ryan Serpan, Joe Vaccarelli, Jesse Cottrell, Dave Marvin, and Kathy Marvin. In his six years with the ensemble, Golden made WGI PSCO World Championship finals twice and earned a gold medal in 2010.


Elias also performed with the Blue Knights World Percussion Ensemble for a record nine seasons, marching in almost every section of the battery and spending two seasons in the front ensemble. In his time there, the Blue Knights earned a bronze medal in 2007 and a Fan Favorite Award in 2011. Elias’ instructors there include Ralph Hardimon, Jim Crouch, Sean McElroy, Joe Fant, Dan Allen, Mike Nevin, Brian McElvey, Alvin Ramos, Eric Ridenour, Peter Bretz, Ray Ulibarri, Jeff Gleason, Tobias Juniel, Alex Entin, Chris Temple, Zac Barnard, Jeremy Thompson, Colin Spear, Amanda Montemayor, Rod Kosterman, Danny Sibley, Zack Argotsinger, Ivan Fees, Pat Amann, Keenan Evans, Julian Gonzales, Jason Reid, Aaron Garrison, Jim Fierro, Scott Weidner, Alex Cardona, Taylor Townsend, Shilo Stroman, and Derek Boughey.


Elias graduated from the University of Colorado Boulder with honors in Physics and minors in Mathematics and Chemistry. During his time there, he was also a member of the CU Marching Band snare line. 


As an educator, Elias is now instructing with the University of Colorado Boulder Marching Band, the Jefferson High School Drumline, the Silver Creek Percussion Ensemble, the Longmont High School Percussion Ensemble, and Rise Percussion. Rise is an independent ensemble competing in PIO for the first time at the 2016 WGI Championships. Alongside these many teaching positions, Elias conducts physics education research at the University of Colorado Boulder.

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