Dean Hickman to remain as Battery Caption Head & Arranger



Dean grew up in Columbus, Ohio. His drum corps experience began on quads with the Glassmen in 2007, moving on to march with Carolina Crown in 2008. He then marched with the Blue Devils (Q5!) during their 2009 and 2010 undefeated seasons, earning two DCI World Championships and a Fred Sanford High Percussion award. After aging out, he made a quick transition from student to teacher, as a member of the percussion staff for The Cadets in 2011. Dean returned to Carolina Crown as a part of the 2012 instructional staff.


Dean is very active in the WGI community. He marched with the 3-time WGI Independent World gold-medalist group Rhythm X from 2009-2011. Dean has been involved with Cap City Percussion since their inaugural season in 2012, serving as battery coordinator (2012-2013) and battery caption head/arranger/designer (2014-2018). He lives with his wife in Grove City, OH.

To contact Dean regarding information about upcoming auditions or Cap City Percussion in general, please feel free to send an email to