In middle school, Bohli played drums alongside Cory Streett and Pat Bubert.
Never did he imagine then that all three would be playing professionally now.
Streett is the drummer for popular Baltimore band Pasadena. Bubert plays in the Texas country music circuit.
Bohli was always pushed by other talented performers at Westminster High. The list includes Dan Kirkpatrick, who will start as a professor at Clemson University in the fall, Bubert and Aziz Bernard, the principal percussionist for the Hong Kong Philharmonic. All graduated from 2002-2005.
"I would pick pieces in band that would help focus on the percussion section because I had so many that were good," said Lortz, who is now the marching band director at Stevenson University. "They were being challenged in band class, they were being challenged in marching band on the field and they were being challenged by each other."
Kirkpatrick was cognizant of the talented drummers around him at Westminster High.
"Even back then," he said, "I realized that we just had an incredible group."
While studying percussion at Boston University, Bohli found himself surrounded by Carroll County natives.
Bernard and South Carroll graduate Keith Carrick, the principal percussionist for the Sarasota Orchestra in Florida, both attended Boston University and studied with him.
Even though the drummers are all over the country performing in various genres, they do occasionally run into each other.
During a tour stop in Dayton, Ohio, Silverman socialized with fellow Westminster High graduate Staff Sgt. J.W. Sayre, a percussionist with the United States Air Force Band of Flight at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base.
While they caught up, they discussed just how fortunate they were to grow up in Carroll County, which has become a hotbed for percussion players.
"I always thought highly of Adam," Sayre said. "He was just a good guy. He actually played in one of my cousin's country bands for a while. It's a small world."