Greg Spangler is honored to be asked to man the drums for Take Me Back! Greg began studying piano and percussion at age 12, and grew up listening to Chicago and the other terrific horn bands of that era. An unrepentant "band geek," he has been playing professionally (off and on) for almost fifty (!) years. After earning a BS in music education from Penn State and an MSIA from Carnegie Mellon, he enjoyed a 30-year career in retail, banking and consulting. Greg is also very active as a percussionist and conductor. He is a percussionist with the Deutscher Musikverein (German Music Society), Youngstown Saxon Blaskapelle and Suburban Symphony, and timpanist with the Cleveland Philharmonic and Heights Chamber Orchestra. He has also performed with many other local ensembles. Since 2021, he has been the music director of the Hillcrest Concert Band.