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Jacob (Jake) Lyons

Equinox Percussion
Director, CEO and Music Arranger
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Jake Lyons is a percussion instructor, performer, arranger, and administrator based in Tennessee. Jake is currently the Chief Executive Officer and Music Arranger for Equinox Percussion, Inc., which competes in the Percussion Independent World class of Winter Guard International. Jake has been on staff with Equinox for five years, and since then, the group has had the privilege of performing with Maroon 5 at the Super Bowl LIII Halftime show, proudly drumming with Innovative Percussion implements for nearly one hundred million viewers. Jake has been heavily involved in WGI since 2009, performing with several independent world class ensembles including: Palmetto Percussion, Odyssey Percussion Theatre, Terminus Atlanta Percussion, and Music City Mystique. He also was a member of the Bluecoats Drum and Bugle Corps in 2012 & 2013, and was on the instructional staff for both Spirit of Atlanta and the Colts Drum & Bugle Corps for several years. Jake is an alumnus and four-year instructor/arranger for the University of Georgia marching band, and and currently works full time as a nonprofit Development Consultant, earning his post-nominal (CFRE) in August of 2019. He enjoys competitive long-distance running and weightlifting, and he currently lives in Chattanooga, TN with his wife, Rachel, and their dog, Piper.