Biography & Career
Greg Dills is currently the Director of Percussion for Wake Forest University Athletic Bands, Reagan High School and is the Director of Bands at Paisley IB Magnet School.Among these jobs, Greg teaches private lessons in the Piedmont Triad Area and is a heavily sought out Percussion Arranger, Clinician, and Adjudicator in North Carolina.He has arranged for groups across the county including North Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, Georgia, and Arkansas.
He graduated Appalachian State University in 2014 with a master’s degree in Music Performance. While at ASU, he was the graduate assistant for the percussion studio and the Marching Mountaineers Percussion Section. Among his assistantship duties, Greg participated in a number of ensembles including the Appalachian Symphony Orchestra, Wind Ensemble, Steely Pan Steel Band, Percussion Ensemble, Mid-East Ensemble and the New Paradigm Percussion Quartet.
Prior to ASU, Greg attended Western Carolina University where he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Music Education. While at WCU, Greg participated in a many of the ensembles offered including the Pride of the Mountains Marching Band for 4 years. During his time in the Pride of the Mountains Marching Band, the POTM won the prestigious Sudler Trophy. In 2011, Greg was awarded the highest Instrumental Performer award.
Greg has been involved with Drum Corps for 8 years.He started his career as a member of the 2007 Division III DCI World Champions Memphis Sound Drum and Bugle Corps, 2008 Spirit Drum and Bugle Corps, and the Boston Crusaders Drum and Bugle Corps in 2009 and 2010.After aging out in 2010, he joined the staff at Carolina Gold Drum and Bugle Corps.He served as a battery tech for 3 seasons and stepped up in 2015 to serve as the Percussion Caption Head.
His WGI experience includes working with Palmetto Percussion, Wake Forest Independent, Revelation Indoor Percussion and Green Hope High School Indoor Percussion.
Greg has had the privilege to study or work with many great educators such as Mr. Bob Buckner, Mr. Matt Henley, Mr. Jon Henson, Shane Gwaltney, Dr. Omar Carmenates, Dr. Luis Rivera, Dr. Mario Gaetano, Dr. Robert Falvo, Dr. Tracy Wiggins, Mr. Byron Hedgepeth, and Mr. Rick Dilling.
Mr. Dills’ professional affiliations include the Percussive Arts Society and MENC. Greg is an artist for Sabian Cymbals, Remo Drum Heads, Ludwig Drums, Musser Percussion and Innovative Percussion.
Joel Ross, Marquis Hill Blacktet
June 16 - 17 | New York, NY
Jerry Tachoir, Tachoir Duo
June 17 | Nashville, TN
Chase Jackson, MDK with Detroit Wind Symphony
June 18 | Detroit, MI
Jim Cooper, Lake Effect Jazz Combo
June 18 | St Joseph, MI
Beth Gottlieb, Lt Dan Band
June 18 | San Diego, CA
Jim Cooper, Just Jazz
June 22 | Southfield, MI