Executive Director of the Rhythm-Quest Performance Ensembles
Ramiro is the founder and music/program coordinator for all Rhythm-Quest ensembles. With more than 40 years of experience, he serves as percussion coordinator, instructor and arranger. He currently teaches percussion at Rock Falls High School, where he has taught since 1975, as well as Geneseo and Rochelle high schools, and Sterling's Challand Middle School and Woodlawn Arts Academy.
He served as the percussion coordinator and arranger for the now inactive Geneseo Knights Drum and Bugle Corps and currently is an arranger for the Knights Alumni Drum Line with members from Kewanee, Geneseo and the Quad Cities. Ramiro's marching experience includes Rock Falls High School as well as the Phantom Regiment Drum and Bugle Corps in Rockford.
Patrick AndersonDirector of Music at Rock Falls High School
815-625-3886, ext. 245
Mr. Anderson is originally from Elk Grove Village, where he was active in music from a young age. A graduate of Millikin University in Decatur, Mr. Anderson was a member of the University Wind Ensemble and was the lead trumpet in Millikin Jazz I ensemble all four years. His first job out of college was teaching K-12 music in Ohio, Illinois. In 2014 he was hired as the Director of Music in Polo, where he taught for three years. Mr. Anderson is very excited to be in Rock Falls and hopes to be here for many years to come. His greatest musical accomplishment is having performed with the National Wind Ensemble on the stage of Carnegie Hall in New York as a senior in high school.
Jeff LattimerSocial Media & Visual Performance Consultant
Jeff Lattimer, BA, MA, ABD/PhD, is a graduate of Northern Illinois University in DeKalb. He is a former member of the Rock Falls High School Marching Rockets, Blue Stars Drum & Bugle Corps of LaCrosse, Wisconsin, and the Phantom Regiment Drum & Bugle Corps of Rockford.
He formerly was the visual instructor for the Rock Falls High School Marching Rockets, Winter Color Guard and Winter Drum Line; the Sterling High School Marching Band; and the Plainfield, Indiana, High School Marching Band; along with the Blue Stars Drum & Bugle Corps, LaCrosse, Wisconsin; Cavaliers Drum & Bugle Corps, Rosemont; and Phantom Regiment Drum & Bugle Corps, Rockford.
Terry EaglinGuitar/Vocals Consultant, Rhythm-Quest Rocks
Terry has been playing guitar for more than 30 years. He has played and toured with many bands in the Midwest and is currently a member of Noyz Boyz. Terry brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to Rhythm-Quest Rocks!