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Bill Elliott has been a percussionist with The U.S. Army Field Band out of Washington DC for the past 30 years. Before coming to the Field Band he performed with the Louisville Orchestra and the Lexington Philharmonic. Bill Elliott earned an M.M. at Northern Illinois University, where he studied with Rich Holly, Robert Chappell, and Cliff Alexis. He earned a B.M.E. at the University of Kentucky, studying under James Campbell and David Davenport. He is currently on the music faculty of the Community College of Baltimore County, Essex Campus, and previously served as interim percussion professor at the University of Kentucky. Since Joining the Field Band in 1992 Bill has made guest appearances on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, and many of the New York morning shows such as Fox and Friends, and Despirita America. He has shared the stage with many major symphony orchestra across the United States. Bill Elliott has presented clinics/performances in all 50 states for all age levels to include music educators. In 2011 Bill Elliott was selected to present the clinic “Accessories, a Percussionist Bread and Butter” at the 50th anniversary of the Percussion Arts Society International Convention. He produced and edited the Field Band instructional video The Complete Percussionist and has recorded more than 20 albums with the Field Band. Bill recently recorded the Soundtrack of the American Soldier at Skywalker Studios that won the 2022 Grammy for Best Immersive Audio Album. He plays regularly on the worship team at Freedom Church in Bel Air, MD.