Tyler Hess

Tyler Hess

Tyler Hess

Weber State University

Tyler Hess

Weber State University

Country:   United States Category:   MARCHING ARTISTS


Tyler Hess is a musician, educator, and designer residing in Ogden, Utah. In 2008 Mr. Hess began his teaching career when he took the job as Percussion Caption Head at Bonneville High School. Under his direction Bonneville grew from obscurity into an award-winning ensemble, winning multiple Outstanding Percussion trophies in the Utah marching band circuit. In 2010 Mr. Hess accepted the position of Program Director for Weber State Indoor Percussion. Prior to the 2019 season, Weber State Indoor Percussion became Gold Spike Percussion. Since 2011, the program has won two WGI Regional Championships, five Intermountain Percussion Association Championships and was a 2019 WGI World Championship Semi-finalist in their first appearance at the event.


Mr. Hess has served as a clinician and instructor for numerous high schools and performing arts organizations throughout the intermountain region. Mr. Hess currently serves as Executive Director of Performing Arts Weber, an arts and education based non-profit in Ogden, UT. He also serves as Percussion Supervisor and Visual Designer for the Weber State Wildcat Marching Band, Program Coordinator for the Davis High School Marching Band and Indoor Percussion, Program Director for Gold Spike Percussion. Mr. Hess is also the Executive Director of the Intermountain Percussion Association, serves on the Board of Directors for the Battalion Drum and Bugle Corps and is an active clinician, instructor, consultant and is co-owner of Mountainland Performance Designs. He dedicates his time to expanding educational, performance, and competitive opportunities for percussionists in the Intermountain West region.


Mr. Hess is a proud endorser of Pearl/Adams Percussion, Promark Drumsticks, and Evans Drumheads.

Tyler's Gear

Drum Set

Session Studio Select, 5pc (#414 Ice Blue Oyster)

22" x 16" Bass Drum

10" x 7" Tom

12" x 8" Tom

14" x 14" Floor Tom

16" x 16" Floor Tom

14" x 5" Black Nickle Plated Steel "Chad Smith Signature" Snare Drum

13" x 3" Steel Piccolo Snare Drum

14" x 5.5" Modern Utility Snare Drum

Eliminator Redline Dual-Leg Hi-Hat Stand

Eliminator Redline Belt Drive Double Bass Pedal

1030 Series Hardware

930 Snare Drum Stand


Pearl malletSTATION EM1


Pearl Marching

14" x 12" FFXM Championship Maple Snare Drum

PMTM Championship Maple Tenors