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Drake Melson

The Cavaliers Drum & Bugle Corps and Gateway Indoor
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Drake Melson has served as a music educator since 2006. He grew up in Edmond, Oklahoma and received his Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of Oklahoma in Norman. While at Oklahoma, Drake performed with the Pride of Oklahoma Marching Band and was section leader of the Bassline.

Drake's Drum Corps International and Winter Guard International experience over the last 11 years 
includes; performing with the Americanos Drum and Bugle Corps, the Colts Drum and Bugle Corps, and the Bluecoats Drum and Bugle Corps where he studied under Mr. Michael McIntosh and Mr. Ray Ulibarri. 

He served on the percussion staff with the Crossmen Drum and Bugle Corps in 2010; and joined the 
Spirit of Atlanta Drum and Bugle Corps education team for the 2011 season under the guidance of 
Mr. Chris Hestin. 

Drake currently serves on the percussion staff of the 7-time World Champion Cavaliers Drum and Bugle Corps, where he studied under Dr. Brian Tinkel and Dr. Scott Atchison during their tenure.
 
He has been involved with 8-time Percussion Independent World Class Finalist Gateway Indoor since 
2007, and is excited to return for the group’s 11th season. 

Drake is a sought after instructor, consultant, and adjudicator across the United States.

He is proud to be an Evans Artist and Innovative Percussion Artist.


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