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GRIDBOOK CO-FOUNDER

Mark Perrett

mark@gridbookpercussion.com
Mark Perrett is an energetic and passionate percussion educator from Florida. As Co-Founder of Gridbook Percussion, Mark has become a world-wide influencer in the percussion community. He has been teaching and performing in the marching arts activity for over 15 years.

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ABOUT MARK

Mark's drum corps experience includes touring as a snare performer with the Teal Sound Drum and Bugle Corps in 2003, 2004, 2006, and 2007. In 2004 and 2007, Teal Sound placed 3rd overall in the Division III DCI World Championships, and was awarded the DCI Division III Percussion Gold Medal for the 2004 season.

In 2008, Mark was the snare technician for the Teal Sound Drum and Bugle Corps and has been a percussion arranger, clinician, and consultant for numerous high school percussion programs in Florida since 2005. Most notably, Mark held the position of Battery Coordinator with the Tarpon Springs Outdoor Performance Ensemble from 2013 - 2018. The program marched in the 2013 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade and was named the Bands Of America Grand National Champions in 2014. Mark was Snare Technician at Infinity Percussion for the WGI 2021 season and is currently a Battery Consultant for the ensemble in 2022.

Since 2012, Mark has co-authored and published over 12 method books, multiple warm ups for drumline, and solo literature that is used by percussionists all over the world. He has exhibited his books at events like PASIC and WGI Finals, and his pedagogy has been featured on DCI.org and Rhythm & Drums Magazine in Japan. His work has also been showcased at Tropicana Field with the Tampa Bay Rays, Sunset Music Festival, STRAZ Performing Arts Center, TEDx Orlando, and featured on PBS. Mark has also been a judge for marching competitions like the Hit Like A Girl contest and the University Of Hawaii Rainbow Invitational.

Mark continues to push the boundaries of percussion education with Gridbook Percussion Academy, an online education and mentorship program for percussionists, with students of all age groups worldwide. His influence on the percussion community continues to have a positive impact with over 30 million impressions a year on social media.

In addition to his talents as a percussion educator, Mark earned a Master’s Degree in Architecture + Community Design from the University of South Florida and is well-versed in graphic design, marketing, photography, videography, apparel design, social media, content creation, branding, and web design.

PERFORMANCE EXPERIENCE

2006-2007 | Teal Sound Drum & Bugle Corps 
Snare Drum (Battery Captain)

2005 | Central Florida Community College
Symphonic Band, Jazz Band (Drumset)

2004 | Teal Sound Drum and Bugle Corps
Snare Drum (Battery Captain)

2003 | Teal Sound Drum & Bugle Corps
Snare Drum

2002 - 2003 | North Marion HS
Snare Drum (Band President, Percussion Section Leader)

2001 | North Marion HS
Snare Drum

2000 | North Marion HS
Bass Drum

2000 - 2004 | North Marion HS
Symphonic Band

2000 - 2004 | North Marion HS
Jazz Ensemble (Drumset)

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

ENSEMBLES

2023 | Infinity Percussion
Battery Consultant

2022 | 
Infinity Percussion
Battery Consultant

2021 | Infinity Percussion
Snare Technician

2019 | Kell HS
Percussion Consultant

2013 - 2018 | Tarpon Springs HS
Battery Coordinator

2009 - 2011 | J.W. Mitchell HS
Percussion Instructor

2011 | Land O Lakes HS
Percussion Instructor

2010 | Lakewood Ranch HS
Percussion Instructor

2008 | 
Teal Sound Drum & Bugle Corps
Snare Technician

2006 | Westport HS
Percussion Instructor

2005 | North Marion HS
Percussion Instructor

CLINICS, LESSONS, EDUCATION BOOTHS, JUDGING

2019 | Gridbook Clinic
Kell High School Band Camp


2019 | Gridbook Clinic
DCI Finals D’addario Lot Experience

2018 | Hit Like A Girl Contest
Marching Percussion Judge

2018 | SEAVINE Cymbal Scholarship
Scholarship Judge

2018 | 39th Annual University Of Hawaii Rainbow Invitational
Percussion Judge

2018 | Gridbook Clinic
University Of Hawaii

2018 | Gridbook Clinic
DCI Finals D’addario Lot Experience

2017 | Florida Marching Percussion Academy
Clinician, Curriculum Development

2016 | WGI Finals
Mini Clinic @ Gridbook Education Booth

2015 | PASIC (San Antonio)
Gridbook Mini Clinic @ Gridbook Education Booth

2015 | North Florida Day of Percussion
Mini Clinic @ Gridbook Education Booth

2015 | WGI Finals
Mini Clinic @ Gridbook Education Booth

2014 | WGI Finals
Mini Clinic @ Gridbook Education Booth

2013 | WGI Finals
Mini Clinic @ Gridbook Education Booth

2013 | Gridbook Master Class
University of Southern Alabama

2013 | Gridbook Master Class
University of Central Florida

2013 | Gridbook Master Class
University of South Florida

2013 | Gridbook Master Class
FAMU

2013 | Gridbook Master Class
FIU

2013 | Gridbook Master Class
South Florida Center for Percussive Arts

2013 | Treasure Coast Percussion Camp
Clinician

2013 | FFCC Percussion Focus West
Gridbook Clinic Sponsored by Drumlines Of America

2013 | PAS Florida Day of Percussion
Mini Clinic @ Grid Book Education Booth

2005 | The Music Station
Drum Set Instructor

ARRANGING EXPERIENCE

2006 | Westport High School
Percussion Arranger

2003 - 2005 | North Marion High School
Percussion Arranger

ACCOLADES & AWARDS

2018 | The Grid Book Series featured in Rhythm & Drums Magazine In Japan
Gridbook Percussion

2016 | Marimba Bench wins Architizer A+ Award
The Urban Conga

2015 | “Play With The Rays” project wins AIA Artisan Award (Marimba Bench Concept)
The Urban Conga

2015 | Marimba Bench debuts on the Tampa Bay River Walk (Straz Center)
The Urban Conga

2015 | “Play With The Rays” (Marimba Bats) project debuts at Tropicana Field
The Urban Conga

2014 | The Grid Book Series featured on DCI.ORG
Gridbook Percussion

2014 | BOA Grand National Champion (1st Place)
Tarpon Springs Leadership Conservatory For The Arts

2013 | Sponsored by Pearl Drums Co.
Gridbook Percussion

2013 | Students Perform In Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade
Tarpon Springs Leadership Conservatory For The Arts

2007 | 3rd Place Division III DCI World Championship
Teal Sound Drum & Bugle Corps

2006 | Grand Finalist, Division III DCI World Championships
Teal Sound Drum & Bugle Corps

2006 | “Spirit of Disney” Award, DCI World Championships
Teal Sound Drum & Bugle Corps

2004 | Superior Rating Florida Bandmaster’s Association Solo and Ensemble
North Marion HS

2004 | Bronze Medal Finalist, Division III DCI World Championships
Teal Sound Drum & Bugle Corps

2004 | Percussion Gold Medal, Division III DCI World Championships
Teal Sound Drum & Bugle Corps

2004 | Talent Show Winner (Rock Band All For Nothing)
North Marion HS

2001 | “John Philip Sousa” Award

North Marion HS

COLLABORATIONS

2018 | MuseScore Drumline Extension
Assisted in Research & Development with Daniel Ray

2018 | A Day With Documentary
Bluecoats Drum & Bugle Corps

2018 | A Day With Documentary
Broken City Indoor Percussion

2018 | A Day With Documentary
Chino Hills HS

2016 | A Day With Documentary
Bluecoats Drum & Bugle Corps

2015 | A Day With Documentary
Santa Clara Vanguard Drum & Bugle Corps

2015 | A Day With Documentary
Madison Scouts Drum & Bugle Corps

2012 - 2016 | A Day With Documentary
The Cadets Drum & Bugle Corps

WORK WITH MARK

Enroll to Gridbook Academy to get 1-on-1 coaching with Mark and access to all of his educational materials.