THE BATTALION EDUCATION STAFF
ZACK HALL - BATTERY INSTRUCTOR
Zack Hall is a percussionist, performer, and educator located in the Northern Colorado area. He has played percussion for over a decade, and currently teaches percussion and private instruction at a multitude of high schools in Northern Colorado. He constantly strives to elevate both his own and his students’ craft, so that music and art can continue to grow and enrich the lives of others.
In 2017, Zack graduated from the University of Northern Colorado with a BM in Percussion Performance. In his time at UNC, Zack studied under Gray Barrier and Mike Truesdell. He spent his time playing in bands, orchestras, percussion ensembles, and world drumming ensembles throughout his 4 years. Zack was in the top performing ensembles at UNC, and through these ensembles was able to perform at many different venues and events. He has performed all around Colorado and played in Bravo Vail, and the Aspen Music Festival. Zack has also performed with the Greeley Philharmonic, the Greeley Chamber Orchestra, as well as the Midwest International Band and Orchestra Conference.
In addition to his schooling at UNC, Zack has been heavily influenced in his teaching and performing through his involvement in marching percussion. Zack performed as a member of the Blue Knights Percussion Ensemble for 4 years, playing snare drum and serving as a section leader his last two years. Zack is also an alumnus of Rise Percussion's inaugural season in 2013. In his involvement with the marching arts, Zack has had the privilege of being taught by many inspirational teachers such as Zac Barnard, Dan Allen, Mike Nevin, and Rod Kosterman.
As an educator, Zack has taught percussion for the past 4 years at numerous high schools and independent ensembles, including Loveland High School, Standley Lake High School, Thompson Valley High School, Windsor High School, Greeley Central High School, the Rise 2 Percussion Ensemble, Black Diamond Percussion, and the Battalion Drum and Bugle Corps. Zack has worked with these programs via private instruction and the marching arts in order to help cultivate an appreciation of the arts in a wide variety of settings.