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John Bingaman

John Bingaman

Building Firm Foundations for the Beginning Percussionist

Clinic Synopsis:

This clinic will take you from the beginning of the beginning percussion year through the end including everything from the selection process to the end of the year. Bingaman will cover the when as well as the what while helping you to navigate methods that are innovative as well as the tried and true variety. This clinic will help percussionists and band directors build a firm foundation for their beginning percussionists.

John Bingaman - Biographical Information

John Bingaman currently serves as Associate Band Director and Director of Percussion Studies at Byron Nelson High School in Trophy Club, TX. His drumlines have achieved high placements at the HEB, Plano, and Lonestar Drumline Contests. Prior to his appointment at Byron Nelson High School, John was the percussion director at John Horn High School where they placed third at the 2012 Percussive Arts Society Marching Percussion Festival in the standstill division. Mr. Bingaman’s students have made the Texas All-State band consistently with two as recently as 2021. Mr. Bingaman holds a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Louisiana at Monroe where he was a member of the top jazz band, steel band, wind ensemble, and percussion ensemble. While in high school and college, Mr. Bingaman competed at the Percussive Arts Society International Convention in the multi-tenor division placing 2nd in 1995 in the high school division, 4th as a freshman in the college division, and winning the multi-tenor college division at PASIC in 1998. Mr. Bingaman also played thirteen seasons as a percussionist with the Allen Philharmonic Orchestra where he had been a section percussionist as well as being featured with a marimba concerto in 2004. He is also an active percussionist, drumset player, adjudicator, and clinician in the DFW area serving on staffs such as the “Roll” Models Percussion Summer Camps and the North Texas Middle School Percussion Camp. Mr. Bingaman an educational artist for Mapex/Majestic has also presented a clinic on beginning percussion at the 2019 TMEA convention.