Director of Percussion
Sean Rees is Director of Marching Percussion for the FIU Panther Marching Band, Assistant Director of Bands at Flanagan High School, Assistant Percussion Instructor with The University of Miami’s "Frost Band of the Hour,” and a Battery Instructor with STRYKE World Percussion. In addition, he works extensively as a music composer, arranger, and drill designer for high school and collegiate athletic band programs nationwide. Sean is a member of the Vic Firth/ Zildjian Education Team, and a graduate of The University of Arizona in Percussion Performance, with additional studies in Music Education.
As a performer, Sean is an accomplished marching, orchestral, and electronic percussionist. His work includes four national tours with Drum Corps International world class ensembles, as well as the exploration of new works for concert and electronic percussion. A two-time DCI scholarship award winner, Sean performed on snare drum with Carolina Crown Drum and Bugle Corps and The Academy DBC. He held leadership positions in both DCI ensembles while marching with his Pac-12 collegiate drumline as battery captain. Sean has also appeared at the 2019 Ultra Music Festival, in a music video for Universal Music Group, and currently performs with Blue Devils Entertainment as a percussionist/performer for community events and outreach.
Sean is a rising star in marching drill design. His choreography has been commissioned by several competitive marching bands and indoor percussion ensembles across the country. Sean clinics and teaches at many of the schools for which he writes, and has received several awards and distinctions for his design, including a special recognition at the CBDNA national conference in 2014.