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Dennis DeLucia

Dennis DeLucia's Biography

Dennis DeLucia is one of the most respected percussion teachers, arrangers, clinicians and judges in the United States.

He is best known for his accomplishments with championship drum corps including the Hawthorne Muchachos, Bayonne Bridgemen, Star of Indiana and the Crossmen; senior corps such as the Sunrisers and Caballeros; and championship bands such as Piscataway High School (NJ). His drumlines have won sixteen championship “High Percussion” titles, including the only Triple Crown in drum corps history – (1981). He appears as an expert analyst on the telecast of D.C.I. finals on PBS and serves on the Task Force for W.G.I. Indoor Percussion. He is the first percussionist to have been inducted into both the World Drum Corps Hall of Fame and the Drum Corps International Hall of Fame.

He is an Associate Professor of Percussion at Rutgers University, teaches at Piscataway High School (NJ), and has two books currently in print: “The Drummer’s Daily Drill” (1998) and “Dennis DeLucia’s Percussion Discussion” (1995).

Dennis DeLucia's Gear
Dennis DeLucia

Gear List

Various Yamaha Percussion Instruments