Rob is the director and music designer for Matrix Percussion, WGI Independent World’s percussion ensemble since its inception in 1999. He is currently the front ensemble arranger for the Phantom Regiment Drum and Bugle Corps and percussion arranger for the Hawthorne Caballeros Drum and Bugle Corps. Rob has served as a percussion representative for the Mid East Performance Association, a member of the WGI Percussion Advisory Board, and currently serves as the percussion education director for the Ohio Indoor Performance Association.
Rob is an active clinician and adjudicator for both the indoor and outdoor marching activities. He has presented clinics on marching percussion, keyboard percussion, arranging, and amplification in the marching arts throughout the U.S. and Europe.
In addition to teaching, Rob is a designer, composer, and consultant for many U.S. and international marching ensembles. He is the owner of Ferguson Design Solutions. He provides arrangements, original compositions, consulting, and design resources for marching bands, drum corps, and indoor percussion ensembles in all major areas of the pageantry arts.