England, David

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Born: 16/12/1970
Studied: Middle Tennessee State University
Teacher: Lalo Davila

David England has been the percussion arranger and an instructor at Father Ryan High School in Nashville, TN since 1993. Since then, Father Ryan High School has won three WGI World Championships and has been perennial WGI Finalist. Father Ryan is also a three time winner of the PASIC indoor marching percussion standstill competition and numerous local and state competitions.

David is an active percussion clinician and adjudicator and has written music for several different percussion groups around the country. As a band director, David currently teaches at Blackman Middle School in Murfreesboro, TN where he was selected as Teacher of the Year in 2008. He graduated from Middle Tennessee State University where he studied with Lalo Davila. He marched with the Cadets of Bergen County, was on staff for the Dutch Boy Drum and Bugle Corps and is currently a percussion consultant for the Music City Drum Corps.

David lives in Watertown, TN with his wife Jennifer and their children Breanna, Aaron, and Courtney. David is endorsed by Innovative Percussion.

Works for Percussion by this Composer

General Percussion Ensemble

A. B. C. | by David England
Grinder's Switch
Dum ka Dum tek: From Swingin' Sultans
Arabian Drums: From Swingin' Sultans
Egyptian Escapade: From Swingin' Sultans
Track N' Feel: From Swingin' Sultans

Battery Ensemble

A-Tom-Ic Toms
On the Journey
The Third Horseman

Marching Percussion Ensemble

Tom-Tom Tomahawk


Rhythmology for Snare Drum
Rhythmology II for Keyboards and Timpani