Murray Gusseck

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Murray Gusseck was the percussion caption head for the 6-time World Champion Santa Clara Vanguard Drum & Bugle Corps from 2003 through 2005, also serving as battery arranger in his last year. In addition to marching, he was on staff as a percussion instructor for the corps for a total of 9 years. Murray attended San Jose State University where he studied world music systems and drumset with Royal Hartigan and Dan Sabanovich. He has taught and arranged percussion music for various high schools and winter percussion ensembles throughout the country, including Amador Valley (CA), Richland Hills (TX), Tunstall Concert Ensemble (VA), Fred C. Beyer High School (CA), James Logan High School (CA), and currently Evergreen High School (WA). Murray is also a co-owner of Tapspace Publications ( along with his friend and partner Jim Casella.

Murray endorses Vic Firth drumsticks, Pearl drums, Zildjian cymbals, Remo drumheads, and Xymox practice pads.