Chad Schaedler has been with Gateway Percussion since the 2005 WGI season. During his tenure with Gateway he has served as the Battery Caption Head, Battery Arranger, Program Coordinator and Education Director. Chad has instructed a number of percussion ensembles including The Cavaliers (2012), The Crossmen (2010 Percussion Co-Caption Head), The Bluecoats (2006-2008), The Colts (2005), Missouri State University (2003-2004, 2008-2013), and various high school programs across the country. Chad is an Innovative Percussion and EVANS drumhead artist. He is currently a member of the WGI Percussion Advisory Board.
Chad graduated from Missouri State University in 2000 with a B.S. in General Business. He currently resides in O'Fallon, Missouri with his wife Kim and their four children—Cameron, Dalen, Ella, and Gannon.