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Rick Rodriguez

Cedar Ridge High School
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Rick Rodriguez (“Mr. Rod”) has become a well known and respected percussion clinician around the country and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Music Education from the University of North Texas. He is currently in his 6th year as percussion director  and assistant band director at Cedar Ridge High School in Round Rock, TX.  and was previously the percussion specialist at Spring High School for 16 years prior to Cedar Ridge.  In 2009 Mr Rod and the Spring Percussion Ensemble were fortunate to perform at the Midwest Band and Orchestra Clinic in Chicago IL. and in 2014 Cedar Ridge Percussion Ensemble performed at TMEA San Antonio.  Please Youtube Cedar Ridge Percussion Ensemble to experience Cedar Ridge Percussion Ensemble.

In his younger days Rick had performed in and instructed the world famous University of North Texas PASIC Drum Line and was a snare drummer and staff member of the Concord Blue Devils Drum and Bugle Corps.  Rick was also a staff member of Phantom Regiment and Blue Knights drum and bugle corps.  Mr Rodriguez is on the adjudicating staff of Drum Corps International (DCI) Wgi and is also a busy private teacher and percussion master class consultant year round.  

Rick is supported by Cedar Ridge band staff and he is also  blessed to have the support of his  parents Henry and Luci Rodriguez and his brother Roberto Rodriguez whom have been by Rick throughout his long musical journey.

Mr. Rick Rodriguez is currently endorsed by Innovative Percussion, Pearl Drums,  Evans Drum Heads, and the Zildjian Cymbal Company.