Matt Altmire

Matt Altmire grew up in Tacoma, WA, and Victorville, CA. Having an early interest in playing the drumset, his love of tenors began when he first saw them and thought "it would be like marching a drumset!" In addition to playing tenors in high school, college, and DCI (as a member of both the Velvet Knights and Santa Clara Vanguard), Matt has performed on tenors all over the world for many types of events - from the shores of Hawaii to the streets of Rome. Along with tours to Australia, England, Scotland, France, Spain, and Italy, Matt has played tenors in many of the world's great parades as well, including the Rose Parade (CA), the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade (NY), the London New Year's Day Parade, the Carnival in Nice (France), and the extraordinary Moomba Parade in Melbourne, Australia!

Matt has done several clinics in North America and Japan and has been an instructor and arranger for numerous high school, college, and DCI drumlines, including Etiwanda HS, Thousand Oaks HS, William S. Hart HS, Diamond Bar HS, Yamato Drum & Bugle Corps, Pacific Crest Drum & Bugle Corps, Riverside Community College, and UCLA. He earned a BA and MM from UCLA in percussion performance and has taught percussion at both Santa Monica College and Mt. San Antonio College. Having an interest in all areas of percussion, Matt has also performed as a freelance percussionist in the Los Angeles area with such groups as the Los Angeles Concert Orchestra, Swing Inc., and the contemporary percussion ensemble GLANK. He is also a Vic Firth endorser and a member of their Education Team.

The infamous 1992 SCV tenor line carves out a spot in history with this priceless ensemble.
Duration: 3:50 | Level: Advanced | Personnel: 5 players
Matt Altmire's tenor solo from the compilation "Violent Tenor Cream."
Duration: 3:55 | Level: Advanced
Violent Tenor Cream is a collection of some of the sickest tenor solos and ensembles ever known to the world of quad drumming.
Level: Advanced