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John Dunlap

Hancock High School, ED White High School, Solace
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John Dunlap has over 20 years of experience composing, arranging, and teaching in both the indoor and outdoor percussion realms. John also proudly serves as an Educational Artist for Innovative Percussion Inc., Pearl Corporation, and Evans drumheads.

John’s original arrangements are featured on Wayne Downey’s Xtremepercussion website, a part of EXTREMEBRASS LLC at and with Shane Gwaltney at

Serving as percussion representative and advisory board member for the Louisiana Color Guard and Percussion Circuit, Mr. Dunlap is well known to educators, parents and students as a teacher who creates a positive and enthralling learning environment for students of all ages along the Eastern and Southern coastlines.

John has functioned in a number of capacities with many successful scholastic and independent educational youth organizations around the United States including the 2003 World Champion Concord Blue Devils Drum & Bugle Corps (CA), Jersey Surf Drum & Bugle Corps (NJ), Bushwackers Drum & Bugle Corps (NJ), Solace (FL), Chattanooga Independent (TN), Virginia Helmsmen (VA), Scenic City Velocity (TN), Cynosure (FL), The University of Texas El Paso (TX), The University of Southern Mississippi (MS), The University of Mobile (AL), Hatboro Horsham High School (PA), Central Bucks West High School (PA), Downingtown High School (PA), Harrison Central High School (MS), Tate High School (FL), Choctawhatchee High School (FL), Milton High School, (FL) Pace High School (FL), Dorman High School (SC), Daphne High School (AL), Madison Central High School (MS), and E.D. White High School (LA). Many of these organizations have competed in Drum Corps International, Drum Corps Associates, Bands of America, Winterguard International, as well as in numerous local marching band and indoor circuits.

Recently inducted into the Gulf Coast Circuit Hall of Fame, John currently resides along the Gulf Coast of Mexico where he works for Hancock County Schools and is continuing to focus on composing original scores for a variety of educational levels.