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Neil Flannigan

Windsor High School
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Neil Flannigan is currently the Associate Band Director (Director of Percussion) for the Windsor C-1 School District, in Imperial, Missouri. Under his direction, his ensembles have consistently received high marks in the marching and concert percussion seasons. Prior to his current position, he was the music teacher at Windsor Intermediate where he utilized his knowledge of classroom guitar and Zimbabwean marimba ensembles to teach musical concepts to his students. He was also a music teacher and band director for the Edwards County School District in Illinois, where his band earned “I” Superior ratings at District and State Levels, the first in the school’s history. Neil has been a percussion clinician and instructor for several high school band programs throughout Missouri and Illinois and has was a front ensemble technician for Intrepid Percussion, Freedom Percussion, and Gateway Indoor.

He received his Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in Music Education and Certifications in Orff-Schulwerk Level 1 and 2 from the University of Missouri - St. Louis. While there, he studied contemporary and classical percussion literature, with an emphasis in marimba performance, Afro-Cuban percussion, and West African djembe ensemble techniques. His primary teachers include: Matt Henry, Gary Brandes, Dr. Thomas Zirkle, Dr. Eric Willie, and Mike Davis.

Neil has performed with Southwind Drum and Bugle Corps (2004-2006), WGI World Finalist Gateway Indoor (2008), and the St. Louis Wind Symphony (2011-2012). Neil is proud to endorse Innovative Percussion sticks and mallets, whose quality and consistency are key to his success both as a performer and educator. He is a member of The Percussive Arts Society, Missouri Music Educators Association, National Association for Music Education, and Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia.