Plano Drumline Competition

PdlC Judge

Ellis Hampton Bio

Ellis Hampton is currently the Percussion Coordinator and Associate Director of Bands at Guyer High School in Denton, TX. In addition to coordinating all percussion education for the cluster, he serves as the Director of the Marching band and Winter Drum Line. Ellis earned his Doctorate of Musical Arts in Percussion Performance at the University of North Texas under Mark Ford and received his Bachelors and Masters Degrees in Percussion Performance at the University of Kentucky under James B. Campbell.

Ellis is an active figure in the marching activity as an arranger, composer, clinician and adjudicator across the country. Most recently he served as Percussion Caption Head/Arranger for the Boston Crusaders, 2011-2016 and previously worked with the Cavaliers Drum and Bugle Corps, Phantom Regiment, UNT Indoor, University of Kentucky and Metro Alliance Indoor Percussion.

Ellis is an endorsee of Yamaha, Innovative Percussion, Zildjian Cymbals and Evans Drum Heads.

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