David Salisbury Music

I started playing percussion in elementary school and participated in school band and orchestra programs throughout Jr. and Sr. high school.  In 1969 I made the national competitive tour with The California Kingsmen, a Division I national championship drum and bugle corps playing tenor, tympani, and mallet instruments. 

In college I was a music major at Fullerton College and Cypress College and I played in several professional jazz combo and rock groups.  I studied jazz drumming privately with Bob Wrate and Gary Howland in southern California.  I also studied rudimental snare drumming, mallet technique, and jazz piano privately.  More recently I studied with Ken Harbison, assistant principal percussionist with the Washington National Symphony and D.C. based drumset artist/vibraphonist Chuck Redd.

I am currently the percussion coach for the Youth Orchestras of Prince William and the percussion instructor for the Shenandoah Sound Drum & Bugle Corps.  I am a member of the VA/DC chapter of the Percussive Arts Society and founding organizer of Drumfest!, a Northern Virginia annual student drumset competition sponsored by VA/DC PAS, Regal Tip, Vic Firth, Pearl, Pro-Mark, Music and Arts Centers and Percussionworld.


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