Tyler Sammons is currently the percussion director at Westlake High School in Austin, Texas. Originally from nearby Seguin, Texas, He graduated in 2011 from the University of North Texas with a degree in percussion performance and music theory. Since then, he has taught at several schools across the country, including Marian Catholic High School (IL), LD Bell High School (TX), Hebron High School (TX), and most recently at Tom Glenn High School in Leander, Texas. Tyler is heavily involved in the drum and bugle corps (DCI) activity, having served as a member of the percussion staff for Santa Clara Vanguard Drum and Bugle Corps since 2012. Santa Clara Vanguard won the Fred Sanford Award for best percussion in 2014, 2016, 2017 and 2018. SCV was also the DCI silver medalist in 2017, and DCI world champion in 2018. Prior to teaching at Vanguard, he taught the Boston Crusaders Drum and Bugle Corps, and was a marching member of the Crossmen (TX) and Phantom Regiment (IL), capturing the DCI world championship with the Phantom Regiment in 2008, and the Fred Sanford award for best percussion in 2008 and 2010. Tyler is an active arranger, clinician and adjudicator in the marching arts, and is a proud Innovative Percussion and REMO artist.