Biography & Career
Ted Mascari has been involved in all aspects of percussion since 1980 as a performer, educator, and arranger and is considered one of the top marching percussion minds in Upstate New York.
Ted holds an AAS from Onondaga Community College and a Bachelor of Science and Music from Syracuse University. Over the past 25+ years, he has directed and arranged for several marching band and indoor percussion programs in New York. He served most recently as the Director and Music Designer for Victor High School Percussion, a NYSPC/WGI Scholastic A percussion ensemble finalist, from 2006-2014, winning 8 State Championships. Ted is still involved with quality programs like ESM, Jordan Elbridge, Oswego, Webster, Mohonasen and Central Square. He is often sought out for private instruction and consultation.
Ted’s drum corps instructional career began in 1993 with Syracuse Brigadiers, then Rochester Crusaders from 1994-1996. In addition, Ted has served as Percussion Coordinator, Percussion Arranger, and Consultant for the Empire Statesmen All Age Drum and Bugle Corps from Rochester, NY where he served from 1997-2012. He also works with the Kidsgrove Scouts since 2010, DC United Kingdom and 2015 DC European Champions as a percussion advisor and currently holds the title of Percussion Arranger for the NY Skylines. Ted has been strongly influenced through past experiences with Chris Calhoun, Chris Thompson, Joeseph Guadagnino, Thom Hannum, and Colin McNutt.
Ted has a newly appointed position serving as the Judging Coordinator and Education Director for the New York State Percussion Circuit. He is an adjudicator for marching band, indoor percussion and color guard circuits throughout Pennsylvania, Michigan, Utah, Ohio, Indiana, South Carolina, and New York. Ted is proud to endorse Innovative Percussion, Ludwig-Musser Percussion, and Sabian Cymbals. Ted currently lives in Webster, New York with his wife Sara and their twin boys Christian and Mason.
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