Alex Beltran is an active writer, performer, teacher, and clinician based in New England. He holds a Masters Degree in Music History from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst where he also received an undergraduate degree in Percussion Performance. Alex is currently the Battery Caption Manager for the Boston Crusaders Drum and Bugle corps, where he handles the daily teaching, equipment, and logistical needs of the battery and coordinate the staff. He is also the Battery Arranger and Caption Manager for consistent WGI Independent World Finalist United Percussion, as well as the battery arranger for 7th Regiment Drum and Bugle Corps.
Boston Crusaders, United Percussion, UMass
Most memorable Next-Level PerformanceMy most memorable performances include any time I was able to perform as a member of The Cadets Drum Line, and more currently any time I am able to collaborate with my great friends and colleagues in any musical setting!
What Drives Your Creativity?My creativity is driven by my great friends and mentors who I have been lucky enough to learn from and grow with. I am also inspired by a desire to cross the boundaries between marching, drum set, and concert percussion and develop a writing and playing style that incorporates all facets of percussion.