Mr. King is currently in his 23rd year as an independent music educator, arranger, consultant and performer with a specialization in marching percussion. Mr. King is currently the percussion caption head/arranger for Highland (2009 Arizona Division 1 State Champion). Desert Ridge, and Mountain View High Schools in Arizona. Mr. King also serves as the Executive Director / Caption Head of Vision Indoor Percussion. Mr. King has previously served as caption head/arranger/clinician for various other high schools in the state of Arizona. Mr. King also served as the marching percussion specialist at Northern Arizona University (2001-2003), bass drum/ snare drum, instructor for the 2006 Drum Corps International Division II World Champion Academy Drum and Bugle Corps (2003-2007), and the WGI Scholastic A Finalist / Champion Page High School.(Consultant 2001-2005)
As the owner of King Percussion LLC, “Championship Concepts For Percussion,” Mr. King has worked with groups in Arizona, California, New Hampshire, Nevada, and Kentucky in both the marching and indoor percussion arenas. In his twenty two years as an adjudicator and percussion designer/instructor, he has worked with more than 25 different percussion programs at the high school, college and drum corp levels.
As a creative percussion arranger, Wardell’s percussion writing is designed to closely integrate concert and marching percussion techniques to enhance all components of the musical score. Wardell has a strong teaching philosophy guided to offer life lessons through music and dedicated practice. Excelling educationally and competitively in both the local and national circuit, Mr. King is in high demand as an educator and clinician. He provides both rudimental and drum set lessons to students of all ages and educational backgrounds.
With extensive studies in the jazz arts, Mr. King is part of The W. Quartet, who continue to play for audiences around the Phoenix Area. Wardell proudly endorses Vic Firth Sticks, Zildjian Cymbals, Pearl Drums, and Remo Drumheads.
Mr. Foley is a passionate music educator who is dedicated to inspiring and developing young musicians to hold a high demand of excellence in performance and citizenship. Brendon believes that music is universal, cultural, and individual, and that every student regardless of grade level, ability level, or background should have the opportunity to receive a high quality musical education. His goal is to guide students to achieve a personal level of understanding, appreciation, and lifelong passion for music. Brendon is committed to making music, as it is the perfect artistic medium to connect individuals across lines of difference and ultimately improve the lives of all.
Brendon has worked with celebrated programs programs such as: The 10-time DCI World Champion, The Cadets Drum and Bugle Corps., Phenom SoundSport, The 2-time WGAZ Champion and 2017 WGI Regional Champion, Vision Percussion, The University of Connecticut Marching Band, The Arizona State University Sun Devil Marching Band, United Sound, ABODA Central Region Honor Bands, Teach for America, and the 2016 AZMBA Grand Champion, Highland High School Marching Band. In addition to his extensive experience, Brendon is also a member of The National Association for Music Education, Percussive Arts Society, Arizona Band and Orchestra Directors Association, and a proud brother of Kappa Kappa Psi. In 2017, Brendon was named as SBO Magazine's Arizona Director That Makes A Difference.
Brendon holds a BA in Music from The University of Connecticut and MA in Education from Arizona State University.
Outside of the band and concert hall, Brendon loves spending time with his family. You will find him with his beautiful wife, Angelica and newborn baby, Lana, cheering on his eldest daughter, Kaya, on the soccer pitch.
Ms. Weyer is the mother of a percussionist and incredibly passionate about Vision Percussion, its staff, members, and success. She have been an active part of Vision and a board member dating back to the planning and coordinating phase. Amy am a Special Education educator that has been in Arizona for 10 years. Much of her extra time is spent volunteering so that she can support Vision in whatever way possible.
Amy coordinates travel, food, and volunteers, as well as member accountability. In addition, she has spent 3 years representing Percussion as a high school board member.
In her free time she enjoys the gym, football, extreme sports, being outdoors and most of all, her my family and friends.
Ms. Gardner is an Idaho native and Arizona resident for 16 years. She is a small business owner who enjoys the outdoors and golf. She loves the marching arts and all the excitement of competition. Keri has served 2 years on the board of her local high school marching band currently in charge of feeding the band.