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Neil Flannigan

Fort Zumwalt West High School and Middle School
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Neil Flannigan is currently the Assistant Band Director and Director of Percussion at Fort Zumwalt West High School and Middle School, in O’Fallon, Missouri. Under his direction, his ensembles consistently receive high marks in the marching and concert percussion seasons. Prior to his current position he was a band director and music teacher in the Wentzville and Windsor School Districts. Neil has been a percussion clinician and instructor for several high school programs throughout Missouri and Illinois and he was on the teaching staff for Freedom Percussion and Gateway Indoor.

He holds a Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in Music Education and Certifications in Orff-Schulwerk from the University of Missouri-St. Louis. While there he studied contemporary and classical percussion literature, with an emphasis in marimba performance, Afro-Cuban percussion, and West African djembe ensemble techniques. His primary teachers include Matt Henry, Gary Brandes, Dr. Thomas Zirkle, Dr. Eric Willie, and Mike Davis.

Neil has performed with Southwind Drum and Bugle Corps, WGI World Finalist Gateway Indoor, and the St. Louis Wind Symphony. Neil is proud to endorse Innovative Percussion sticks and mallets, whose quality and consistency are key to his success both as a performer and educator. He is a member of The Percussive Arts Society, Missouri Music Educators Association, National Association for Music Education, and Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia.