Follow Innovative Percussion on Facebook Follow Innovative Percussion on Twitter Instagram YouTube

Kevin Tabb

John Marshall High School
Share On
Share on FacebookTwitter
Kevin Tabb was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri where he graduated from Hazelwood East High School in 1988. Mr. Tabb received his Bachelor of Art in Music Education and Master of Art in Education from the University of Memphis. While attending the University of Memphis, in addition to marching, he taught several area drumlines and helped instruct the indoor college drumline which finished in the top three at PASIC (Percussive Arts Society International Convention) in 1993 and 1994, winning best snare and tenor lines in 1993. 

Mr. Tabb has extensive drum corps experience both as a member and instructor. He marched with the Dubuque Colts in 1989, moving to the two-time world champion Madison Scouts in 1990 and 1991. After aging out with the Scouts, he returned to the Colts as a percussion technician from 1992-1997, serving as percussion caption head his last year. After his stint with the Colts, Mr. Tabb went off to serve as Percussion and Program Coordinator for the Memphis Sound and Capital Regiment Drum and Bugle Corps from 1998-2002. 

Mr. Tabb started his teaching career in 1997 at Tupelo Middle School in Tupelo, Mississippi. He then moved back to Memphis, serving as assistant director for Houston High School (1998-2003), where he directed the indoor marching percussion ensemble to two world class WGI (Winter Guard International) finalist appearances.

In 2003, Mr. Tabb began his first position as a head band director in Pontotoc, Mississippi at Pontotoc High School, where he served for three years. In 2006, he married his beautiful wife Jennifer, of San Antonio, Texas, where he moved to begin his family. Mr. Tabb served as assistant director at John Marshall High School until August of 2013 when he took over as director of bands.