Tyler Dempsey

Tyler Dempsey is an active percussion performer, writer, arranger, educator, and clinician with 17 years of experience. Mr. Dempsey has a Bachelor's of Music in Percussion Performance from San Jose State University under Anthony J. Cirone. He marched with the Colts, Bluecoats, and the Santa Clara Vanguard drum and bugle corps. He was also the 1996 Percussive Arts Society (PASIC) individual snare drum champion. Mr. Dempsey has worked with groups such as Phantom Regiment, Colts, Santa Clara Vanguard Cadets, Div III percussion champions Teal Sound, West Coast Sound, and Pioneer drum and bugle corps.

Tyler spent six years as the head percussion instructor and arranger of the San Jose State University marching band. He has taught percussion at a multitude of high schools in Northern and Southern California, as well as Texas. Georgetown HS, a former school of his, won the PASIC high school division and also came home with the Fred Sanford award for best-performing ensemble.

Tyler spends a large amount of time arranging for high school marching bands and drum and bugle corps. His writing has brought home two PASIC national championships, as well many BOA and WGI championships. Currently he is arranging for Lyndon B Johnson HS, Cedar Park HS, Leander HS, Edinburg HS, Edinburg North HS, Vista Ridge HS, VanDegrift HS, Oceanside HS, and Rouse HS.

Mr. Dempsey has performed extensively throughout the United States. Some highlights are the grand opening of EuroDisney, many major hotels in Las Vegas, and with many semiprofessional and community orchestras and theaters. He has been a featured artist at percussion festivals nationwide and with many groups including Las Vegas Master Singers Chorus, San Jose State University orchestra, and most recently with two Austin- based orchestras. Tyler is currently performing and teaching in the Austin, Texas area. Tyler was recently selected and recognized as an influential teacher at Georgetown HS. He is endorsed by Pro-Mark Sticks Inc, Evans drumheads, Pearl drums, and Tapspace Publications.

A collection of some of the most outrageous individual snare solos ever performed at DCI and PASIC! Included are solos by snare drum greats such as Mike McIntosh, Jeff Queen, Nick Angelis, Chip Webster, and Tyler Dempsey.
Level: Very Advanced | Personnel: Solo (snare)