Gary Goins Velocity Director

Gary Goins

With nearly 30 years of percussion performance, clinician, educator and judging experience, Gary is a co-director and founder of Velocity Independent Percussion Ensemble.  

Gary is also the owner and founder of Element Percussion, an international manufacturer of drumsticks and mallet implements (

Gary's performance resume includes:

  • Member Pasadena City College Rose Parade Band: 1987, Snare
  • Member Riverside City College: 1988 and 1989, Snare
  • Member Velvet knights Drum and Bugle Corps: 1990 (Snare) and 1992 (Section Leader, Snare)

Gary has also taught, written and arranged for many national percussion ensembles including several Southern California High School programs which include:

  • Moreno Valley High School: 1988-1990
  • Colton High School: 1988-1989
  • Upland High School: 1992-1998
  • Ramona High School: 1995-1997
  • Impulse Drum and Bugle Corps 2001, Percussion Consultant
  • SCSBOA Percussion Adjudicator
  • PPAACC Head Percussion Adjudicator
It is a lifelong process to translate intention into velocity.
— Gary Goins