Dennis DeLucia

Dennis DeLucia's Biography

Dennis DeLucia is one of the most highly-respected percussion teachers, arrangers, clinicians and judges in the United States. He grew up in Bergenfield, NJ, where he was taught and mentored by the late Dr. Bernard Baggs and Donald Angelica. A former member of the prestigious West Point Band, he is best known for his successes with championship drum corps and bands including Muchachos, Bridgeman, Star of Indiana, Crossmen, Sunrisers, Caballeros and Bridgeman Alumni Corps. In 1981, Dennis' drumlines won "Best Percussion" in all three competitive classes - the only "Triple Crown" in Drum Corps International history!

Dennis is the only person to have been inducted into all three of the major Halls of Fame - PAS, DCI and WGI. Dennis has conducted percussion clinics/workshops in 43 states and 6 countries, and has appeared as an analyst/commentator on the telecast of the DCI Championships on PBS, ESPN2 and the Regal Cinema chain since 1994. In addition, Dennis is the narrator on the DVDs of The Historic Drummers Heritage Concert and The Rudiment Project for the Percussive Arts Society, as well as Hand Technique and Rudiments for Hudson Music.

Dennis served on the Task Force for WGI Indoor Percussion for eleven years, and was an Associate Professor of Percussion at Rutgers University in New Jersey from 1996-2003. In 2013, he recorded a series of percussion instructional video apps released by He has judged band competitions since 1985 and WGI Indoor Percussion Championships since 1995.

Dennis is a Yamaha Performing Artist, and is also sponsored by Remo drumheads, SABIAN cymbals, Malletech eMotion Series sticks/mallets and Row-Loff publications.

Dennis lives in New Jersey with his wife and daughter.

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