Follow Innovative Percussion on Facebook Follow Innovative Percussion on Twitter Instagram YouTube

Jessica Flannigan

Windsor High School
Share On
Share on FacebookTwitter

Jessica Flannigan has been teaching, writing, and arranging for marching bands, drumlines, and percussion ensembles in the St. Louis area since 2007. She is currently the percussion instructor at Windsor High School in Imperial, MO, where her students are frequently praised for their percussion ensemble approach to the marching activity. In addition to teaching, she is the writer/arranger for the Windsor High School Marching Band, administrative assistant for the University of Missouri-St. Louis Music Department, and coordinator of the nationally recognized Greater St. Louis Jazz Festival. She has previously worked with the percussion sections at Francis Howell North H.S., Francis Howell H.S., O’Fallon Township H.S., Oakville H.S., and Marquette H.S. to name a few, and served as the front ensemble caption head at Freedom Percussion in 2011.

Jessica holds a Bachelor of Music Education degree and Jazz Minor from the University of Missouri-St. Louis, where she studied percussion with Matthew Henry. She is versed in an eclectic range of percussion areas including classical literature, jazz vibraphone, West African drumming, Afro-Cuban ensemble, and the marching arts. As a performer, Jessica was a front ensemble member of WGI World Class finalist Gateway Indoor in 2005, 2006, and 2008. She has played with the St. Louis Wind Symphony and every instrumental ensemble at the University of Missouri-St. Louis, including Percussion Ensemble, Afro-Cuban Ensemble, Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Band, Jazz Ensemble, Jazz Lab Band, Jazz Combos, Orchestra, and Triton Sound. She also served as conductor to the UMSL Symphonic Band. While in the UMSL Jazz Ensemble, she had the privilege to perform with notable guest artists including Lou Marini, Peter Erskine, Jon Faddis, Clark Terry, and John Pizzarelli. Jessica continues to perform regularly as a guest with various UML ensembles, and other groups in the St. Louis area. 

In 2003 Jessica was introduced to Innovative Percussion by the great Mike Davis, and has been using IP exclusively ever since.