THE BATTALION EDUCATIONAL STAFF
NICK JACKSON - BATTERY INSTRUCTOR
Nick is an active performer, educator, and advocate for the marching arts. After spending five summers touring with world class drum corps, Nick has been continually striving to further grow the culture and education of rudimental percussion in the state of Utah.
Nick's first three summers were spent with the Seattle Cascades from Seattle, Washington. The Northwest drum corps placed in DCI semifinals during the 2011 and 2012 seasons while Nick performed with them. He served as the center snare and drumline captain during the 2012 and 2013 seasons.
The 2014 and 2015 seasons were spent with the Madison Scouts from Madison, Wisconsin. During Nick's time there he earned several recognitions including the "Rookie of the Year" in 2014. He also served as the center snare in the 2015 season and took the percussion section to an 8th place finish at the DCI World Championships in Indianapolis, Indiana.
Nick has taught percussion at several high schools and independent organizations around the state of Utah including:
Riverton High School (2013-2017)
Davis High School (2014-2016)
Grantsville High School (2014)
Weber State Indoor Percussion (2017-2018)
Gold Spike Percussion (2018-Present)
Nick has a private lesson studio of various students he teaches weekly and lives in Salt Lake City with his wife and 2-year-old daughter.