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Clif Walker

Clif Walker's Biography

Clif Walker lives in Kansas City, Missouri, where he is the Director of Percussion and Assistant Director of Bands at Blue Springs High School. He is an active clinician, adjudicator, arranger and composer. Clif holds a MME from the University of Central Florida where he was also adjunct faculty and an instructor from 1997-1999 and 2008 - 2009, and a BSE from Missouri Western State University.

Clif worked with the Southwind Drum and Bugle Corps (percussion caption head/arranger 1999-2002) and is a former member and instructor of the Madison Scouts Drum and Bugle Corps (1992, 1994, and 1998). He also served as the vice president of the Florida Chapter of the Percussive Arts Society, 2008 - 2009.

Clif was also Associate Director of Bands/Director of Percussion at Timber Creek High School for 7 years, where he started and directed the percussion program. Under his direction, the Timber Creek High School Percussion Ensemble performed at the 2003 FMEA State Music Convention, 2004 SDMENC/FMEA Music Convention, and the 2005 Percussive Arts Society International Convention (PASIC), as the winners of the high school percussion ensemble "call for tapes" and participants of the PAS Marching Percussion Festival where they were awarded Best Frontline. In 2007 the indoor marching percussion ensemble earned 1st place PSO at the WGI Nashville Power Regional as well as FFCC State Championships. In 2008, the concert percussion ensemble returned to FMEA for a third time.

In 2008, Timber Creek Independent was launched with Clif as director/arranger and made WGI History with two class promotions, 1st place finishes at WGI Orlando (PIA), WGI Nashville Power Regional (PIO), FFCC State Championships(PIW), and making PIW World Championships finals in Dayton, Ohio their very first year.

His works for percussion ensemble, "Promise Music" and "A Garden of Weeds", are published by Innovative Percussion. He is proud to endorse Yamaha Musical Instruments, Remo Drumheads, Sabian Cymbals, and ProMark Sticks and Mallets.

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