Derrick Shannon is a percussion specialist originally from the Chicago-land area. He is the current Director of Percussion at Plainfield High School and he previously held the Director of Percussive Arts position at Goshen Community Schools. In Goshen he oversaw two World Class finalist ensembles that actively competed within Winter Guard International. He also started Percussive Soundscapes which offers a variety of services to the marching arts community including custom arrangements for band and winter percussion ensembles. He teaches at Ball State University, judges during the weekends, and consults with numerous groups across the country. After marching seven summers of drum corps with groups such as the Phantom Regiment and Cavaliers, both in the battery and front ensemble, Derrick has become the Percussion Caption Head for the Phantom Regiment Drum and Bugle Corps from Rockford, IL. He received his Bachelors in Music Education at the VanderCook College of Music and his Master's in Music Technology at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis. Derrick proudly endorses Innovative Percussion sticks and mallets, Pearl Drums, Remo drumheads, Etymotic hearing protection products, and BeatRack percussion solutions. To find out more about Derrick Shannon you can visit his website at