Rick Drewry is currently the Director of Percussion at Grand Oaks High School in Spring, TX. He is also front ensemble instructor for The Cavaliers Drum and Bugle Corps and the newest addition to the Monarch Independent Percussion front ensemble staff. Along with his marching affiliations, he is a percussion specialist for both Conroe and Klein Independent School Districts.
Rick has a M.M. in Performance from the University of Texas at Austin, studying under marimba virtuoso Dr. Thomas Burritt and Prof. Tony Edwards, principle timpanist for the Austin Symphony Orchestra, and performed with the studio in 2016 as one of the winning ensembles for the Percussive Arts Society's (PAS) International Percussion Ensemble Competition. While at the University of Texas, Rick had the immense honor of performing under the baton of Prof. Jerry Junkin for a total for six concert cycles as well as the 2017 College Band Directors National Conference in 2017. Rick holds a B.M. in Music Education from the University of Tennessee at Martin studying under Dr. Julie Hill - an educator for whom Rick holds enormous admiration, reverence, and esteem.
Rick's marching experience includes The Cavaliers Drum and Bugle Corps (2012-2014), performing with the ensemble in 2013 for PAS's Marching Showcase Concert, and Music City Mystique (2014). Prior to his current teaching positions, Rick has taught front ensemble at The Woodlands High School (2017-2018), Cy-Fair High School Indoor Drum Line (2018), The Guardians Drum and Bugle Corps (2017), Franklin High School (2015 - 2016), Lake Travis High School (2016), and The Clarksville Audio Theater (2013). His greatest mentors (not previously mentioned) include Joni, Dr. Nola Jones, and Erik Johnson.