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Jason Hammond-Wood

Center Grove
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Jason Hammond-Wood holds a Bachelor’s degree in Music Education and a Master of Music degree from Indiana State University where he studied under Dr. Jimmy Finnie.  While in attendance at Indiana State, Jason was a part of numerous performance
ensembles as well as a member of adjunct faculty.

Jason began his marching career with the Glassmen Drum and Bugle Corps in 2003 where he performed for two seasons. He was also a member of the ISU Drumline, Indiana Pacers High Octane Drumline and the Indianapolis Colts Drumline. Jason has also
performed with the Terre Haute Symphony, Lafayette Symphony, and the Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra.

Jason has been involved with teaching in Indiana since 2001. In 2008 he began working within the Center Grove community schools in Greenwood, Indiana as a private lessons instructor and drumline technician. His studio consists of over 40 students that take
applied lessons on all percussion instruments and styles. Several of his students have gone on to participate in the Indiana Jr. All State Band, BOA Honor Band, the Army All-American Band, as well as various DCI and WGI groups.

Since his arrival at Center Grove Jason has helped the drumline achieve the WGI PSW Silver and Bronze Medals as well as three BOA Grand National finals appearances. He has helped the percussion ensemble prepare for their 2010 performances at the Midwest
Band and Orchestra Clinic and their 2011 appearance at PASIC. In 2012 Jason was given the opportunity at Superbowl XLVI to perform the Star Spangled Banner with Kelly Clarkson and the Halftime Show with such artists as LMFAO, Madonna, and Cee-Lo Green. Jason is also in his fourth season teaching with the Troopers Drum in Bugle Corps from Casper, Wyoming.

In May of 2013 Jason was named President-Elect of the Indiana Percussion Association.  IPA is the largest indoor percussion circuit in the United States and has several groups that compete at WGI. He looks forward to serving Indiana over the next six years.