Gary Goins Velocity Director

Gary Goins
Director

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 (www.elementpercussion.com).

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