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David England
Blackman Middle School
Percussion Arranger/Instructor
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Mr. England currently teaches the Blackman Middle School Band in Murfreesboro, TN where he was selected as Teacher of the Year in 2008 and 2017. He has been teaching middle school band since 1994. The Blackman Middle Percussion Section has performed at the Tennessee Day of Percussion and the TN Music Educators State Conference. He graduated from Middle Tennessee State University in 1994 where he studied with Lalo Davila. From 1993-2023, Mr. England was the percussion arranger/designer and an instructor at Father Ryan High School in Nashville, TN. In that time span Father Ryan won three WGI World Championships and was a perennial WGI Finalist, medalist and a fan favorite. Father Ryan is also a three-time winner of the PASIC indoor marching percussion standstill competition as well as several local, state and regional awards. Mr. England is a composer for Row-Loff Productions and an artist with Innovative Percussion and Mapex/Majestic Percussion. He is an active clinician having presented at the Mid-West Band and Orchestra Clinic, NAfME National Conference, ASBDA Regional conference, TnMEA Conference, TN PAS, and many others. Mr. England is also a very active adjudicator for marching bands and indoor percussion/winds traveling to various states and circuits. He currently serves as Vice-President of the TN chapter Percussive Arts Society. He marched with the Cadets Drum and Bugle Corps from Hackensack, New Jersey. David also served as an instructor for the Dutch Boy Drum and Bugle Corps and was the percussion supervisor and percussion arranger for the Music City Drum and Bugle Corps from Nashville, TN for 2017 and 2018. Mr. England and his wife Jennifer have four children, Breanna, Aaron, Angel and Damien, and two grandchildren, Aliza Dimple and John David

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