Steve Collins has been active in the Marching Arts since he began his performance career as a Bass Drummer for the Bluecoats Drum and Bugle Corps in 1991 and 1992. He then spent from 1993 – 2006 as a visual instructor for such drum corps as The Bluecoats, Carolina Crown, and The Glassmen. During those years Steve was also the Director of Education for Carolina Crown (1998-2000) and Staff Coordinator for the Glassmen (2003-2006). Steve began his involvement in Winter Percussion in 1998, and remained an active director, arranger, and visual designer until 2012. Steve is an active judge for the Winter Drumline Circuits in Minnesota, Indiana, Ohio, and Winter Guard International. Steve has a Masters Degree in Social Work from the University of Michigan, and is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker at St. Paul Central High School in Minnesota. Steve currently resides in Apple Valley, MN with his wife Kate and their two children, Sam (8 years old) and Eliza (5 year old).