Marcus High School
Director of Percussion Studies
Kennan Wylie is currently in his 22nd year as the Director of Percussion Studies at Marcus High School in Flower Mound, TX. Under his direction, the Marcus group has received national acclaim both on and off the field, including eleven national championship titles at the P.A.S.I.C. Marching Competition. Marcus H.S. also won the 1999, 2003, 2007, and 2011 P.A.S. "Call for Tapes". Additional performances include the 2006 Midwest Band and Orchestra International Clinic in Chicago, IL. Wylie is currently a free-lance performer in the Dallas-Forth Worth area.
He is the drummer for the Dallas based jazz group Fingerprints. They have released four CD's and perform regularly throughout the Southwest. He also writes quality percussion literature for the beginning percussionist, including the book “Simple Steps to Successful Beginning Percussion”, through K. Wylie Publications (www.kwylie.com).
Mr. Wylie is active as a clinician and adjudicator throughout the Southwest, as well as serving as the President of the Texas PAS Chapter. He is an educational endorser for Yamaha, Zildjian cymbals, Innovative Percussion, and Evans drumheads.