Zach Scheer is the Director of Percussion for Coppell ISD. He coordinates all aspects of the percussion program, including marching percussion, 6th-12th grade concert percussion ensembles, and beginner and intermediate percussion classes at Coppell Middle Schools East, North, and West.
Under his direction, the Coppell High School Percussion Program has grown in size and notoriety. In 2013, the percussion ensemble won the Percussive Arts Society "Call for Tapes". During the Fall semester, the Coppell drumline performs a "drumline show" separate from the music played by the whole band. The CHS drumline earned 1st place in the 2016 Percussive Arts Society Marching Festival. Coppell percussionists consistently earn chairs in the TMEA All-State Bands, and are awarded Outstanding Soloist medals at the Texas State Solo & Ensemble Festival. Graduates of the Coppell percussion program have earned music scholarships to the University of North Texas, the University of Texas, and the Berklee College of Music.
Mr. Scheer holds a Bachelor's degree in Music Education from the University of North Texas. While at UNT he performed in the Classical, Brazilian, and Afro-Cuban Percussion Ensembles, Contemporary Pop Ensemble, Advanced Steel Band, Green Brigade Marching Band, and the 2008 PASIC Champion UNT Indoor Drumline. In addition, he studied with world renowned percussion educators Mark Ford, Christopher Deane, Ed Soph, Ed Smith, and Paul Rennick.
During the summer of 2008, Mr. Scheer performed as a member of the Phantom Regiment Drum & Bugle Corps show entitled "Spartacus". The Phantom Regiment percussion section won the DCI High Percussion award, and the full corps was named DCI World Champion. In addition, the ensemble gave a feature performance at the 2008 Percussive Arts Society International Convention.
Mr. Scheer is an educational artist for Innovative Percussion and TAMA Marching Percussion. Professional affiliations include the Percussive Arts Society, Texas Music Educators Association, and Texas Bandmasters Association. He resides in North Texas with his wife, Gina, and their son, Jordan.
David Marchuk is the Assistant Percussion Director for Coppell High School. He is a graduate from the University of North Texas in Denton, where he received both a Bachelor of Music Degree in Music Education, and a Bachelor of Music Degree in Percussion Performance. He is a continuing performer and educator throughout the DFW metroplex, and teaches in the Coppell and Flower Mound schools.
Throughout his time at North Texas, Mr. Marchuk studied percussion under Mark Ford, Christopher Deane, Robert Schietroma, Paul Rennick, Ed Smith, and Ed Soph. Marchuk has performed with the university’s top ensembles, including the North Texas Wind Symphony under the direction of Eugene Corporon, and the North Texas Percussion Ensemble led by Mark Ford. While participating in the Wind Symphony, Marchuk performed in many concerts, including CBDNA in Austin in 2009, and recorded on several CDs for the university and GIA publications. In the North Texas Percussion Ensemble, he participated in several concerts and clinics, including performances at TMEA in 2010 and PASIC in 2009.
In addition to classical percussion training, Mr. Marchuk has a broad range of experience with marching band and drum corps. He spent three summers with the Cavaliers Drum and Bugle Corps as a member of the front ensemble, and served as the Drum Sergeant in 2009. He played marimba for the North Texas Indoor Drumline when the group received 1st place in the 2008 PASIC Drumline Competition. Furthermore, Mr. Marchuk marched snare drum for the University of North Texas Green Brigade, the retired WGI Open-Class line, Metro Alliance Percussion, and recently with the Dallas Cowboys Rhythm and Blue Drumline.