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David Nelson

Lake Central High School, Colts Drum and Bugle Corps
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David is the assistant director of bands and director of percussion at Lake Central High School in St. John, Indiana. He holds a bachelor's degree in music education from Saint Xavier University in Chicago, Illinois. He has been active as a music arranger, designer, and instructor for the past 15 years and has worked with many top high school bands including Marian Catholic HS (IL), Warren Township HS (IL), Penn HS (IN), and Goshen HS (IN). David has also served as the percussion arranger for the Northern Illinois University Marching Huskies.

David is a former member of the Glassmen Drum & Bugle Corps (1998). He served as the percussion caption head and arranger for the 2001 DCI Division II/III Champion Blue Stars, and has been an instructor or consultant for the Phantom Legion (1999), Boston Crusaders (2002-03 and 2005-06), Glassmen (2004). In 2011, Dave joined the Colts as a snare technician, and in 2012-13 became caption head and arranger. In 2014, Dave was percussion arranger and caption supervisor, and he is proud to return to the Colts in that same capacity in 2015.