Colin Davis graduated in 2011 from Michigan State University with a bachelor's degree in human physiology. His experience in marching percussion began in 2002 with Waterford Mott Drumline. From 2007 to 2009 he marched with NorthCoast Academy on cymbals and aged out with them in 2011. He spent two years as a cymbal player in the Michigan State Drumline (2008-2009) while performing in numerous clinics, competition exhibitions, and two bowl games. In 2010 Colin aged out with Teal Sound Drum and Bugle Corps as a part of the cymbal line in the corps world class debut season.

In 2011 and 2012, Colin was the cymbal instructor with Teal Sound Drum and Bugle Corps (Jacksonville, FL) and most recently was a cymbal instructor for Legends Drum and Bugle Corps (Kalamazoo, MI) alongside Jen Pesch. Colin has arranged and acted as a cymbal consultant for multiple independent indoor, high school and college cymbal lines over recent years and has become an active voice in promoting the marching cymbal community. 

This will be Colin's 5th year on staff and 9th year with NorthCoast and he is looking forward to the upcoming season.