Daniel Wiles has been teaching for over 25 years in the world of pageantry, and has been involved in Drum Corps and Color Guard since the age of 9. He resides in Avon, Indiana with his wife Sarah, and their beautiful children Olivia, Aidan and Brennan. Daniel holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Secondary English Education from Indiana University. Daniel marched in the Cavalier Cadets from 1980-1984, and The Cavaliers from 1985-1989.
For the last 17 years, he has been the Visual/Program Coordinator and Color Guard Director for Avon High School. Avon HS is the 2008, 2009, 2010 Bands of America Grand National Champion. Avon HS has placed in the Top 3 at Grand nationals since 2007. Avon High School is also the 2009 WGI Scholastic World Champion and has been in the Top 5 since 2002.
He helped orchestrate the ascension of the Carolina Crown Drum & Bugle Corps as their visual coordinator from 2003-2008, and assisted in putting The Troopers back in finals as their visual coordinator from 2008-2010. In 2012, Daniel was the Visual coordinator/Drill designer for the Bluecoats. From 2002- 2004, Daniel served as a member of the WGI instructor task force. He has been a member of the WGI Advisory board for over 23 years! In 2009, Daniel received the prestigious Sudler Shield award as one of the directors of Avon High School.