Wardell King

Wardell King

Wardell King

Vision Percussion

Wardell King

Vision Percussion

Country:   United States Category:   MARCHING ARTISTS


Mr. King is currently in his 27th year as an independent music educator, arranger, consultant and performer with a specialization in marching percussion. Mr. King is currently the percussion caption head/arranger for Desert Ridge,Red Mountain,Campo Verde and Mountain View High Schools in Arizona. Mr. King also serves as the Executive Director / Caption Head of Vision Percussion Indoor Drumline (PIO). Mr. King has previously served as caption head/arranger/clinician for various other high schools in the state of Arizona.


Mr. King also has served as the marching percussion specialist at Northern Arizona University and The Academy Drum and Bugle Corps.


As the owner of King Percussion LLC, “Championship Concepts For Percussion,” Mr. King has worked with groups in Arizona, California, New Hampshire, Nevada, and Kentucky in both the marching and indoor percussion arenas. In his twenty seven years as an adjudicator and percussion designer/instructor, he has worked with more than 25 different percussion programs at the high school, college and drum corp levels. As a creative percussion arranger, Wardell’s percussion writing is designed to closely integrate concert and marching percussion techniques to enhance all components of the musical score. Wardell has a strong teaching philosophy guided to offer life lessons through music and dedicated practice.


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.


With extensive studies in the jazz arts, Mr. King is part of the W Quartet, who continue to play for audiences around the Phoenix Area.


Wardell proudly endorses Vic Firth Sticks, Zildjian Cymbals, Pearl Drums, Remo Drumheads and Presonus Audio.

Wardell's Gear

Drum Set

Master Series

20" Bass Drum

12" x 9" Tom

14" x 11" Floor Tom

Eliminator Pedal

H1050 Hi Hat Stand

BC930 Stands


Session Series

22" x 20" Bass Drum

12"/13"/16" toms

Eliminator Pedal

Eliminator Pedal

H1050 Hi Hat Stand

BC930 Stands

Pearl Snare Drums

Dennis Chambers Signature Series

14" x 5" Brass Free Floating

12" x 5" Firecracker

14" x 6.5" Reference

14" x 6.5" Philharmonic Solid Maple

14" x 12", 14" x 9" FFXM Championship Maple Snares

14" x 12" Competitor Snare CMSX


Pearl Percussion

Folkloric Congas

Travel Congas

Fiberglas Cajon

Two Face Cajon

Cajon Accessories

8"/10"14" Top Tuned Djemebe

Primero Steel Timbales w/ Stand

Horacio Hernandez Cowbells (HH1/HH3/HH4)

Agogo Bells


Concert Percussion

10" Beryllium Copper/Brass Orchestral Tambourine (PETM1018CR)

Adams 4.3 Octave Synthetic Marimba, Endurance Field Frame

Pearl malletSTATION EM1