Michael Ostermeier : Director of Media
Michael Ostermeier started his percussion career playing snare drum at Greenwood High School. After graduating in 2014, he attended Butler University to study media production and audio engineering. After taking a year off drumming to focus on school, he decided to join Legacy Indoor Percussion in 2016, and went on to play snare drum there for three years. After aging out of WGI, he decided to combine his passion for indoor percussion with his skills in photography and video production to be the Media Producer for 317 Performing Arts. Outside of 317, Michael is pursuing a full time career as a media producer, and just became a member of the High Octane Drumline!
Joy Burton : Marketing Coordinator
Joy has been playing percussion for 9 years. She is from Elkhart, IN, where she was raised by two high school band directors. She lives in Bloomington, IN and attends Indiana University. Joy is majoring in journalism with a concentration in public relations, a specialization in advertising, and a minor in psychology. Her jobs including copywriting for Phantom Regiment and for IU Student Affairs, where she reaches thousands of IU students, parents and alumni. Last summer, Joy was the public relations intern for Purchased, a non-profit anti-human trafficking organization based in Indianapolis. She is a current member of Agency7, a student-run marketing agency in Bloomington, where she works with a handful of local businesses. She also takes photos for the Indiana Daily Student, IU’s student newspaper. Joy has performed in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, the Indianapolis 500 Parade, and WGI PIO Finals. She was a founding member of Legacy Open, where she played synthesizer in 2018. In her free time, Joy works at IU football and basketball games, goes on adventures in Indy with her boyfriend Alex, and scours the menu at every restaurant for gluten-free delights. She and her roommates plan to get a cat soon.
Will Strantz : Alumni Coordinator
Will’s passion for percussion began at a young age. There was always some form of drum kit in the house growing up. His dad being a musician, started teaching him at home until he began taking private lessons in 2nd grade. Will participated in band throughout middle school and went on to join the drumline at John Adams high school for 4 marching band seasons and 2 indoor seasons. These early years of drumline instilled the values that would carry him to a higher level of drive and love for the marching arts.
In May 2018, Will graduated from Purdue University with a degree in creative writing where he developed not only his writing skills, but his communication skills as well. Along with his honed writing experience, he brings 15 years of percussion experience including 4 seasons with Legacy Performing Arts and 2 seasons with the Purdue All-American Marching Band.
Emma Remley : Administrative Coordinator
Emma is an Indianapolis native and is about to finish her Bachelor of Music degree in Instrumental/General Music Education at Butler University. Her marching career began at Carmel High School in 2011 where she marched bass clarinet each season. While not a percussionist, she did join Carmel's Indoor percussion ensemble when it revived itself in 2012. At Butler University, Emma has participated in the Butler University Marching Band - where she served on the leadership team - as well as served as a Core Member in the Butler University Basketball Band. She also served as president of Butler's chapter of Kappa Kappa Psi during the 2017/2018 school year. In her final semesters at Butler University, she plans to join the Butler University Percussion Ensemble to continue growing her knowledge with percussion.
She has always had a fascination for indoor marching percussion and is looking forward to being on Admin team for 317 Performing Arts this season.
Abby Samendinger : Administrative Coordinator
Abby is from the Indianapolis area where she attended Perry Meridian High School. For all four years she was a part of their marching band and indoor percussion program where she played vibraphone and marimba. After graduating in 2015, she joined Legacy to perform in their 2016, 2017, and 2018 productions as a vibraphone player. Abby is currently a front ensemble tech and coordinator for Warren Central High School who competes within the ISSMA and IPA circuits. She has taught at multiple central Indiana schools including Greenwood Community, Franklin Community, and Perry Meridian. Outside of the band world she is currently enrolled in Ivy Tech College pursuing a degree in Nursing to become an RN. Abby currently resides in Fishers IN with her fiance Tony.