John Gaal is a percussion specialist originally from Atlanta, Georgia now residing in Fort Worth, Texas. He holds a Masters of Music degree in Percussion Performance from Texas Christian University and a Bachelor of Music degree in Orchestral Performance from Bob Jones University.
John is an active educator in the marching arts. Having played with The Cavaliers Drum & Bugle Corps (2013, 2014, 2015) and Music City Mystique (2015 & 2016), John has had the opportunity to help Music City Mystique secure their 8th Independent World Championship win in 2017 and teach Vigilantes Indoor Percussion (2017-2019).
Currently John is a very active educator in the Dallas area: teaching as the Assistant Percussion Director at Southwest High School, teaching private lessons at three pyramid schools around the community, and freelancing. This will be John’s fifth year with Southwind Drum & Bugle Corps.