Greg Dills is completed a master’s degree in Music Performance at Appalachian State University in Boone North Carolina. He was the graduate assistant for the percussion studio and the Marching Mountaineers Percussion Section. While at ASU, Greg participated in a number of ensembles including the Appalachian Symphony Orchestra, Wind Ensemble, Steely Pan Steel Band, Percussion Ensemble, Mid-East Ensemble and the New Paradigm Percussion Quartet.
Prior to ASU, Greg attended Western Carolina University where he graduated with a degree in Music Education. While at WCU, Greg participated in a many of the ensembles offered including the Pride of the Mountains Marching Band for 4 years. During his time in the Pride of the Mountains Marching Band, the POTM won the prestigious Sudler Trophy. In 2011, Greg was awarded the highest Instrumental Performer award.
He participated in Drum Corps International as a member of the 2007 Division III DCI World Champions Memphis Sound Drum and Bugle Corps which also received the High Percussion award, Spirit Drum and Bugle Corps in 2008, and the Boston Crusaders Drum and Bugle Corps in 2009 and 2010. In 2013, Greg served as a battery tech for Carolina Gold and Drum Bugle Corps (Drum Corps Associates-DCA). He currently serves as a battery tech for Wake Forest Independent, an Independent winter ensemble based out of Winston Salem, North Carolina.
Along with being a full-time graduate student at Appalachian State University, Greg is an arranger, adjudicator, clinician, and private teacher. He soon hopes to be writing drill for marching bands and indoor percussion ensembles.
Greg has had the privilege to study or work with many great educators such as Mr. Bob Buckner, Mr. Matt Henley, Mr. Jon Henson, Shane Gwaltney, Dr. Omar Carmenates, Dr. Luis Rivera, Dr. Mario Gaetano, Dr. Robert Falvo, Dr. Tracy Wiggins, Mr. Byron Hedgepeth, and Mr. Rick Dilling.
Mr. Dills’ professional affiliations include the Percussive Arts Society and MENC. Greg endorses Mapex and Majestic Percussion and Vic Firth Drum Sticks.
Greg Dills currently resides in Lenoir, NC where he lives with his wife Lacy.
Feel free to visit his personal website! www.gdillspercussion.com