Staff of the 2016-17 Panther Marching Band
Joseph D. Lerch - Director of Bands /
Winds and Percussion Writer
Charles Hartung - Assistant Band Director
Olivia Shreeves -
Guard Caption Head
Steve Tarte -
isual Caption Head /
Assistant Guard Designer
Chad Van de Wettering -
Eric Scirrotto -
Front Line Ensemble
Ashley Schnyer -
Front Line Ensemble
Lori Ludewig -
Music and Visual
Mr. Lerch is in his 15th year at Collingswood High
School. This is his 2
9th 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
, and First Defenders in 1995. 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 4
4 championships in the
field of marching arts
, many with Collingswood.
Mr. Hartung is in his 8th 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
Ms. Shreeves is in her 7th 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 C
amden schools.
Mr. Tarte is in his 8th year on our staff.
He, too, is a Collingswood grad,
performing as a trombonist in the
marching program, and a percussionist
in the indoor program.  
3rd year on staff.
Graduate of Eastern HS.
2nd year on staff.
Graduate of Collingswood
3rd year on staff.
Band Director at Oaklyn.
3rd year on staff.
Graduate of Collingswood