Derrick Shannon is a percussion specialist originally from the Chicago-land area. He currently holds the Director of Percussive Arts position at Goshen Community Schools where he oversees two World Class finalist ensembles that actively compete within Winter Guard International. He offers custom percussion arrangements within the marching arts and is a board member of the Midwest Percussion Cooperative, which serves as an outlet for the advancement of percussion in the Midwest.


          After marching seven summers of drum corps with groups such as the Phantom Regiment and Cavaliers, both in the battery and front ensemble, he has become the Percussion Co-Caption Head for the Phantom Regiment Drum and Bugle Corps from Rockford, IL. He received his bachelors in music education at the VanderCook College of Music and his graduate degree in music technology at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis. His influences include Kevin Lepper, Bret Kuhn, Paul Rennick, Adam Hill, Erik Johnson, Alan Miller, Mike McIntosh, Brian Tinkel and many more. Derrick proudly endorses Innovative Percussion sticks and mallets, Pearl Drums, Remo drumheads, Etymotic hearing protection products, and BeatRack percussion solutions.


Are you looking for an arranger for your upcoming marching band or winter percussion season? Derrick is availble to write your percussion arrangments at an affordable price for most programs. He has a high level of experience and background in battery, front ensemble, and electronic arranging. 



Derrick offers competitive custom productions for any level program which can include marching band shows, indoor percussion shows, cadences, exercises, concert percussion ensembles and more.



It is Derrick's goal to always provide intelligent feedback to help bring your program to the next level. Derrick is available to travel to your program or consult through online methods. You can contact him for more information.



From May 15th to August 8th Derrick will be on the road directing the Phantom Regiment Percussion Ensemble. The Phantom Regiment's 2015 production is "City of Light". Check out or for the full tour schedule!