Eric Cruickshank

Batterie Arranger &

Batterie Caption Head

Eric began his marching career in 2007 as a member of Motor City Percussion, based in Livonia, MI. As a member of MCP, Eric performed in both the front ensemble (2007) Aux. Percussion & Batterie Ensemble (2008-09) Snare Drum.

In the 2009-10 season, Eric left MCP to perform with Eastside Fury, based in Harrison Township, MI. In his tenure at ESF, he was a member from 2010-2014 (excluding 2012), ultimately aging out as the Ensemble Sectional Leader and center snare in 2014.

In the summer of 2013, Eric was fortunate enough to receive a contract with the 75th Anniversary Edition of the Madison Scouts, from Madison, WI.

Eric has taught privately since 2010, working with many Metro-Detroit area groups. Trenton HS (2010-11), Dearborn HS (2011-2012), Woodhaven HS (2012), Redford Thurston HS (2013) and most recently served as Director of Percussion at Southgate Anderson HS (2014-2015). Eric is also an active music designer, working with multiple HS groups, as well as being a music consultant for Motor City Percussion (2013, 2014) and ultimately music design for the 2015 season. In addition, Eric has worked closely with Ferndale Independent Percussion (2017) & Eclipse Percussion, based out of Ferndale, MI (2018).

Eric currently resides in Westland, MI, where he likes to Dad out and spend time with his girlfriend Kelsey and dog Jax.