Blue Knights Staff – Taha Ahmed (Snare Instructor)
Taha Ahmed will be returning as a snare tech for the Blue Knights. Taha received his Bachelor of Science in Neurobiology from the University of Texas at Austin. Currently, he resides in the Houston area where he is the battery specialist at Cy-Fair High School, and Cy-Falls high school. He is also an active instructor, consultant, arranger, and rudimental private lesson teacher at numerous other high schools in the area.
When Taha is not teaching, he is working as a Licensed Advanced Emergency Medical Technician and applying to further programs in the medical field.
Taha has multiple years of experience beyond the scholastic level. His drum corps experience includes being a snare drummer at Bluecoats 2012, Academy 2011, Santa Clara Vanguard 2010, and the Troopers in 2009 and 2008. Taha is a snare tech at the Blue Knights Drum & Bugle Corps. Prior to that, he was the snare tech at the Spirit of Atlanta Drum and Bugle Corps for their 2015 season.
During his drum corps career, Taha was privileged to learn from instructors such as Mike Jackson, Murray Gusseck, Ralph Hardimon, Glen Crosby, Roger Carter, Eric Shriver, Matt Ramey, Jim Ragsdale, Brian Stevens, Rick Barclay, Derrick Fields, and Kevin Welborn.
In the indoor scene,Taha has also experienced multiple seasons of success as an instructor. He was the Battery Coordinator and Movement Specialist for the 2014 WGI Independent A Gold Medalist, Lone Star Independent. Taha has been working with Monarch Independent since it’s inaugural season in 2015.
Monarch Independent was the Texas Color Guard Circuit Independent Open Gold Medalist and WGI Independent Open Finalist in both 2015 and 2016. In 2017, Monarch made its World Class debut and received 7th place at WGI Finals. Taha was also the battery specialist for the 2016 PSO Bronze Medalist, Cy-Fair High school, and for the 2016 Open Class finalist, Cy-Falls High School.