Warren Middle School Percussion
Mr. Riley Warren is a graduate of the Butler School of Music at UT Austin, where he earned a Bachelor of Music in Music Studies degree and a Performance Certificate. While at UT, Riley performed with a number of performing groups including the Wind Ensemble, Symphony Orchestra, Percussion Ensemble, and Longhorn Band.
Mr. Warren grew up in central Texas where he attended Round Rock High School. Mr. Warren performed with The Crossmen from 2010-2013 and The Cadets from 2014-2015. He served as a section leader of the front ensemble with both groups. During his time with The Cadets, Mr. Warren was awarded Rookie of the Year and Cadet of the Year.
Mr. Warren has taught percussion at several noteable music programs including Vandegrift HS, Cedar Ridge HS, Round Rock HS, and Four Points MS.
Mr. Warren is endorsed by Vic Firth and Zildjian. He is excited to continue his teaching career at Forney High School and Warren Middle School!
Additional Percussion Staff:
Mr. Shannon Jacobs has been an active percussion instructor, clinician, arranger and adjudicator in the DFW area for over a decade. Shannon graduated from Arlington Heights High School in Fort Worth, TX. in 2004, from there he attended The University of Texas at Arlington. At UTA he was apart of the marching band, wind ensemble, percussion ensemble, world ensemble, and samba band.
Shannon performed concerts with artists such as Ney Rosauro, John Riley, Horacio “El Negro”Hernandez and others. In 2006, the UTA drum line placed 2nd at the PASIC marching percussion festival in which he was a member of the snare line. Shannon also has performing experience with the Syracuse Brigadiers, Insignia Indoor Percussion Ensemble, Surround Sound Indoor Drumline, and The Dallas Cowboys Rhythm and Blue Drum Line. As an arranger and clinician he has enjoyed working with dozens of schools in the DFW area, as well as groups in south Texas and as far away as Maryland.
Shannon has been apart of the staff at Forney High School since 2007 where he has been the private lesson teacher, battery technician and percussion arranger. He teaches lessons to beginners all the way through seniors. While at Forney the percussion section has been extremely successful, winning high percussion awards at multiple marching band contests and receiving medals at both the HEB and Lonestar drumline contests.