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A native of Central Texas, Shelby Shelton is an active performer, instructor, arranger, and consultant living in Nashville, Tenn. She is currently serving as Assistant Director of Athletic Bands at Cumberland University and working with the percussion section at Father Ryan High School. Shelton has instructed many groups nationwide including the Sacramento Mandarins, Music City Drum & Bugle Corps, Blue Springs High School, Madison Scouts Drum and Bugle Corps, Clarksville Audio Theatre and Modulation Z.

Shelton received a Masters of Music degree in percussion performance and a post-baccalaureate degree in music education from Middle Tennessee State University. She attended Lindenwood University in St.Charles, Mo. for her undergraduate studies where she double majored in percussion performance and English Literature. Shelton is passionate about performing and started her marching experience with the Crossmen Drum and Bugle Corps in 2010, going on to perform with the Blue Stars in 2012 and Phantom Regiment in 2013. In 2012, she began playing with Gateway Indoor and aged out as section leader in 2014. She proudly endorses Innovative Percussion.