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Eli Helms

Carolina Gold Drum Corps Cymbal Technician

Alchemy Independent Cymbal Technician

Eli Helms is a graduate of Appalachian State University with a bachelor's degree in instrumental music education with a performance certificate in performance. Currently Eli is preparing to attend East Carolina University to earn a master's degree in percussion performance and music education. While at Appalachian State, Eli spent four years with The Marching Mountaineers Drumline. His first three years on the snare line and his final year he served as the instructor for the battery. Eli's cymbal experience started in 2013 with the Palmetto Percussion Cymbal Line. He performed with the group the season prior playing auxiliary percussion. Eli continued to march cymbals with Palmetto in 2014. Eli taught his first band camp at Burns High School in Lawndale, NC and has continued to teach battery percussion across the state. Currently Eli is the battery and visual caption head for Fred T. Foard High School in Newton, NC. This is Eli's second season with Carolina Gold and he is very excited to put the cymbal line to work!

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