Nick Beaudet is originally from the Dallas/Fort Worth area where he is involved with performing and teaching. He has a Bachelor of Music Education degree from the University of Texas at Arlington where he studied percussion under Dr. Michael Varner and Jim Yakas. During his time, he performed in groups such as the Wind Symphony, Percussion Ensemble, Symphony Orchestra, African/Brazilian Ensemble, Jazz, Latin Jazz, and various marching ensembles. In 2015, Nick completed his Graduate Degree in Music Performance at Texas A&M University Commerce studying under Dr. Brian Zator.
Nick marched tenors with The Cavaliers Drum & Bugle Corps in 2008-2009 and has had the privilege of teaching with the group since 2010. He is now in his tenth year on the Cavaliers instructional staff for the 2019 season.
Nick has also served as a tenor instructor in the WGI side of percussion at ViP, Vigilantes Indoor Percussion from 2013-2018. Over the last several years, Nick has taken part as a performer with various groups such as Six Flags Over Texas, the Dallas Cowboys Rhythm and Blue Drumline, the Dallas Mavericks Drumline, and the Cutting Edge Haunted House Drumline in Fort Worth.
Nick assisted teaching at Plano East Senior High School as a percussion instructor from 2007 to 2013 and was the Associate Director of Bands at McMillen High School from 2011 through 2013. In 2014-2015 he served as an Associate Director of Bands at Grapevine High School and is now in his fourth year as an Assistant Band Director and Director of Percussion at Colleyville Heritage High School.
Nick is a proud endorser of Innovative Percussion and Remo products.