Rob Perry has played and taught drums and percussion for over 25 years. After graduating from Middletown High School, Rob attended the University of New Hampshire, where he performed with the UNH Wildcat Marching Band, Pep Band, and Symphonic Band. Upon graduation, Rob expanded his percussion repertoire to include many styles and genres. He has recently played with the Pawtuxet Rangers Fife and Drum Corps, Rhode Island Highlanders Pipe Band, Navy Band Northeast, and Salve Regina University Community Concert Band. Rob played in the influential band Bubblegum Villains in the late 2000s, touring around southern New England, and was nominated Best New Band 2008 in Motif Magazine.
Rob is an active instructor in the marching percussion world. He has worked as Drumline/Front Ensemble Instructor at Portsmouth High School, Johnston High School, Andover High School, and New Bedford High School, guiding these bands through the experience of competing in US Bands and NESBA circuits. Rob is also an active educator with various Bagpipe Bands, instructing Sutherland Pipe Band, Brian Boru Pipes and Drums, and the Rhode Island Professional Firefighters Pipes and Drums.
When Rob is not teaching his many students, he performs with Bristol County Fifes and Drums and St. Edmund’s Pipes and Drums (Drum Sergeant and Lead Tip) as well as his four-piece band, Weird Dad. Rob also competes in the Eastern United States Pipe Band Association as a Grade III Snare Drum Soloist, placing at events and earning Drummer of the Day accolades. In 2014, Rob took the EUSPBA 1st Place Overall Points Winner for Grade IV Senior. In 2015, he placed second overall before advancing to Grade III, where he placed third overall in his first year. Rob is a proud member of The Company of Fifers and Drummers, the Eastern United States Pipe Band Association, the Percussive Arts Society, and the National Association for Music Education (including RIMEA and MMEA).