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Adam Wiencken

The Pride of Broken Arrow
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Adam Wiencken is the Percussion Specialist for Broken Arrow Public Schools in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma.  As Director of Percussion and Battery Arranger for the Pride of Broken Arrow Marching Band, the ensemble is a frequent Bands of America (BOA) Regional Champion and Grand National Finalist.  The Pride of Broken Arrow was the BOA Grand National Runner-Up in 2012, 2014, and 2017, and was the 2014 BOA Grand National Class AAAA Champion.  In 2011 and 2015 The Pride of Broken Arrow was named the BOA Grand National Champion.

As Director of Broken Arrow High School Indoor Percussion, the program has received high accolades in its short history, capturing three Winter Guard International (WGI) Regional Championships; in 2017, Broken Arrow Indoor was a Scholastic World WGI World Championship Semi-Finalist.  In 2016, the Broken Arrow High School Percussion Ensemble performed at the 70th Annual Midwest Band and Orchestra Clinic in Chicago, Illinois.

Adam is an active percussion arranger for various ensembles throughout the country (in addition to Broken Arrow HS), including 2016 and 2017 BOA Grand National Finalist Dobyns-Bennett HS (TN).  Adam also serves as an adjudicator for various indoor percussion and marching band circuits throughout the United States, and is currently the Percussion Coordinator for Winter Guard and Percussion of Oklahoma (WGPO).

Currently, Adam is a Percussion Consultant for the Blue Stars Drum and Bugle Corps.  Previously, Adam was a percussion staff member at The Cadets Drum and Bugle Corps from 2013-2016.  In 2013, The Cadets were awarded the Drum Corps International (DCI) Fred Sanford Award for High Percussion Performance.  Prior to The Cadets, he held positions on the instructional staff for the Santa Clara Vanguard, Troopers, and Crossmen Drum and Bugle Corps.  Adam is an alumnus of the Madison Scouts and The Cavaliers Drum and Bugle Corps. Adam received his Bachelor’s at the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana.  Throughout his studies at Indiana, Adam studied with John Tafoya, Kevin Bobo, Steve Houghton, and Craig Hetrick. Adam is a Yamaha Performing Artist and is an educational artist for Innovative Percussion, Inc., Remo Drumheads, and MEINL Percussion.