My name is Kyle Drinkard. My life-long passion for percussion began at age 9 when I attended my first band concert. I knew then I wanted to play percussion, and at age 11, in the sixth grade beginning band program, I did just that. I’ve been playing ever since, 30 years and counting. In 1989, I received the John Philip Sousa Award for “superior musicianship and outstanding dedication.” I marched snare drum with the Troy State University “Sound of the South” Marching Band from 1989-1994. Also during that time, while majoring in Music Education, I performed with the Troy State University Symphonic Band directed by Dr. John M. Long. I have performed under the baton of such notable directors as Frederick Fennell, Dr. William Revelli, Col. John Bourgeois and Dr. Harry Begian. I am a member of the Percussive Arts Society, the United States Association of Rudimental Drummers and currently serve as percussion instructor for the Bainbridge High School Bands in Bainbridge, GA.
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