- United States
OverviewAs the owner of King Percussion LLC, “Ideas For Percussion,” Wardell King has worked with groups in Arizona, California, New Hampshire, Nevada, and Kentucky in both the marching and indoor percussion arenas. Mr. King stresses the importance of creating an integration of concert and marching percussion techniques to enhance the quality of each student’s performance. His percussion writing is designed to closely integrate with all components of the wind score in order to support the overall musical effect of the band. Wardell was an active member of the Arizona Sun Drum and Bugle Corps percussion ensemble and has an extensive background in all levels of music education.
Mr. King is currently the percussion caption head/arranger for Highland (Gilbert), Skyline (Mesa), and Gilbert (Gilbert) High Schools in Arizona. Wardell is also a consultant/ arranger for Cactus High School (Peoria) Peoria High School (Peoria), Sandra Day O'Conner High School (Glendale) Washington High School (Phoenix) and the WGI Independent Open Finalist Paragon Competitive Arts.
Mr. King has previously served as caption head/arranger/clinician for various other high schools in the state of Arizona. Mr. King also served as the marching percussion specialist at Northern Arizona University (2001-2003), bass drum/ snare drum, instructor for the 2006 Drum Corps International Division Two World Champion Academy Drum and Bugle Corps (2004-2007), and the WGI Scholastic A Finalist/Champion Page High School. (Consultant 2001-2005)
Excelling educationally and competitively in both the local and national circuit, Mr. King is in high demand as an educator and clinician. He provides both rudimental and drum set lessons to students of all ages and educational backgrounds.
Wardell proudly endorses Pearl Drums, Vic Firth Sticks, Sabian Cymbals, and Remo Drumheads.