Percussion Design Team

Updated 9/25/19


Artistic Director/Music Design - Percussion

Ronnie LaGrone

Ronnie is a music educator, freelance percussion instructor, percussion arranger and consultant, and music adjudicator throughout the northwest and all over the country. His passion for music teaching, writing, and arranging was cultivated in Tupelo, MS through public school music programs.  Over the past 30 plus years, he served in the capacities as consultant, percussion arranger, and caption head of percussion with numerous high school programs, several drum and bugle corps, college drum lines, and other independent music ensembles. He received his Bachelor of Arts Degree in 1995 from the University of Mississippi where he majored in Percussion Performance, minored in Computer Science, and attended the University of Oregon Graduate School for further studies in music education and percussion performance. Ronnie plays professionally in the Portland metro area and is the band and choir director in the Banks School District. Ronnie is a Mapex/Majestic, REMO, and PROMARK artist.


Percussion Visual Design

Jason Palmer

Jason has been involved in the creation and instruction of the pageantry arts since 2001. Being the son of a musician and artist, he has always had a knack for music and design.   He has been a successful music designer, drill writer, and body movement designer for programs across the country. His goal is to create beautiful works of art musically, visually, and conceptually.  The challenge every day is to create something inspiring and different, something that pushes the envelope.

He is currently the percussion director at Mt. Juliet High He has been involved with include: "The Commandment's Own" The United States Marine Drum & Bugle Corps, Sprint of Atlanta Drum and Bugle Corps (Drill Designer), Cavaliers Drum and Bugle Corps, Santa Clara Vanguard Drum and Bugle Corps, Phantom Regiment Drum and Bugle Corps, Madison Scouts Drum and Bugle Corps; Colts Drum and Bugle Corps; Glassmen Drum and Bugle Corps; Music City Mystique; Gateway Indoor Percussion Ensemble; Middle Tennessee State University Drumline and percussion ensemble; University of Northern Alabama Drumline; and was previously director of percussion of Fred J. Page High School 2001-2010.  

Movement and Dance Specialist

Michael Davis

Michael is Northwest born and raised in Salem, OR. He started his pageantry career back in 2012 and hasn't stopped since. Michael was a member of the West Salem Marching Band and Color Guard both as a performer and a 3 year drum major. He is the current Director of Guards at West Salem High School and North Salem High School.

His passion does not stop there. Michael is also a designer and choreographer. He has worked with Beaverton High School and Century high school and helped start up the University of Oregon Winter Guard this past season. In 2016 he was also on Admin Staff for the Oregon Crusaders. Michael has received a music education minor from Portland State University and is currently studying Drug and Addiction Counseling with a focus in helping students and families K-12. He is currently a full time Instructional Assistant. His passion is helping students. Whether that be in pageantry or their everyday lives. His goal as an educator is to provide helpful information and help influence the students of tomorrow.