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Thom Hannum has been an integral part of Perc Up for over ten years!  We are proud to announce he will return again as a featured percussion clinician for Perc Up 2014 at Riverside High School.

Thom Hannum is a Tony and Emmy Award winning artist and has been teaching some of the leading drum corps for over 35 years.   He has won DCI World Championships with The Cadets (1983-84-85 and 87), Star Of Indiana (1991), and the Carolina Crown (2013).

Thom Hannum has long been regarded as one of the nation’s foremost percussion arrangers, instructors, and clinicians; having presented numerous seminars and workshops throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, and Southeast Asia. He is best known for his work with the DCI World Champion Cadets of Bergen County and Star of Indiana. Thom is a member of the design team for the Tony Award Winning show Blast! as well as Cyber Jam. In the summer of 2001, Mr. Hannum was selected for induction into the DCI Hall of Fame.

Thom is the current percussion program director for Carolina Crown Drum Corps. When The Bands of America Honors Band marched in the Tournament of Roses Parade on New Year’s Day, the percussion section was under the watchful eye of Thom Hannum, who wrote their music and prepped them for the national spotlight. There were 1.25 million people along the parade route.

Thom has developed an outstanding percussion program at the University of Massachusetts where he serves as the Associate Director of the Minuteman Marching Band. He is a product consultant and clinician for the Avedis Zildjian Cymbal Company, Evans Drum Heads, and the Pearl Corporation.

He has developed several Signature Series drumsticks and mallets for marching percussion for  Vic Firth Sticks & Mallets. Through the Hal Leonard Corporation, Mr. Hannum has published a textbook and corresponding student workbook, Championship Concepts For Marching Percussion, which provide many band programs with a comprehensive foundation for percussion education. His instructional video produced by Warner Brothers/Chappell, “Fundamental Techniques For Marching Percussion,” demonstrates many of the concepts outlined in the books. Thom has published percussion arrangements and solos with Warner Brothers, Rowloff Productions, and Drop6 Media, Inc.

Mr. Hannum is the founder and director of his MOBILE PERCUSSION SEMINAR which offers clinic and workshop programs for high schools and colleges of all ability levels. For more information visit the website at www.percussion.org.

Thom Hannum U Mass Drumline Thom Hannum, Director Thom Hannum teaching and using exercises from his new upcoming book at Perc Up!

Thom Hannum at Perc Up!  Vic Firth Hannum Signature Drumstick