Lamar University - United States
Benjamin Pyles is currently continuing his education at Lamar University in Beaumont, TX. Previously, Ben majored in music education at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, with a primary focus in Percussion studies. His most intensive studies came under the direction of Chris Hestin, Mike McIntosh, Chad Heiny, and Michael Kingan.
Ben has several years of performing, and instructional experience at the World Class level, including The Glassmen from Toledo, Ohio; The Bluecoats from Canton, Ohio; The Crossmen from San Antonio, Texas; and Spirit of Atlanta from Atlanta, Georgia. Ben most recently served as Caption Head, Battery Designer, and Sound Designer for Spirit of Atlanta.
Ben is an active arranger and composer for multiple Indoor and Outdoor ensembles across the country. He is endorsed with Sabian Cymbals, Innovative Percussion Inc. and Pearl and Adams Percussion.