THE BATTALION EDUCATIONAL STAFF
MITCHELL BARNARD - PERCUSSION ARRANGER, BATTERY CONSULTANT
Mitchell Barnard is a musician and educator who currently resides in Ogden, Utah. Mr. Barnard is the Assistant director of bands at Davis High School in Kaysville Utah, and Music coordinator at Gold Spike Indoor Percussion. Under his direction since the winter of 2011, Davis’ Indoor Drumline has won seven Intermountain Percussion Association Championships.
Over the years, Mr. Barnard has marched for many ensembles including the Utah Jazz Drumline, Junction City Hybrid Indoor Drumline, University of Utah Drumline, where he served as Section Leader, Weber State Indoor Percussion, the Cascades Drum and Bugle Corps, and the Troopers Drum and Bugle Corps. During this time, he had the privilege of studying under such educators as David Reeves, Kevin Welborn, Matt Little, Chris Grant, Nick Molenda, Derek Fields, Ryan Sinner, Danny Soulier, Michael Sammons, and many others.
Over the years, Mitch has instructed numerous ensembles around northern Utah and was a Battery Instructor for the Cascades Drum and Bugle Corps in 2013 and battery instructor/percussion consultant at the Battalion Drum and Bugle Corps 2017-present. He has also served as guest clinician for several area percussion ensembles and was the Battery Percussion Clinician for the 2012 Utah Music Educator’s Association Summer Marching Band Clinic.
Mr. Barnard is also an active arranger, writer, and sound designer. Mr. Barnard recently published his book “Perspective” for rudimental snare drum, and has arranged percussion for groups all over Utah including the University of Utah, Weber State University, and Utah Valley University Drumlines. Mr. Barnard is a professional arranger of indoor percussion shows namely: Lehi High School indoor percussion 2021-present, Herriman high school marching band 2020-21 and is the Percussion Designer for the Davis High School Marching Band and Indoor Percussion Ensemble.