Frank Connelly is a performer, teacher, and composer with a diverse background in the marching arts, percussion ensemble, orchestra, wind ensemble, and solo playing.
During the school year Frank focuses on both primary and secondary pedagogy. From 2013-2015, Frank was the Percussion Specialist at Burleson-Centennial High School where the percussion studio earned numerous accolades including winning the Scholastic AA NTCA Indoor Drumline Championship in 2014 and the Scholastic A NTCA Indoor Drumline Championship in 2015.
In the marching arts, Frank is accomplished as both a performer and educator. He performed as a bass drummer with the Crossmen Drum and Bugle Corps during 2009 and the Bluecoats Drum and Bugle Corps in 2010 and 2011, serving as section leader in 2011. In 2012 Frank was the bass drum technician for Revolution Drum and Bugle Corps, and in 2014 he taught bass drum at the Academy Drum and Bugle Corps. Frank served as a bass drum clinician for the Bluecoats Drum and Bugle Corps in 2015, taught bass drums again at the Academy in 2016, and will be returning to teach battery percussion alongside Lee Beddis at the Academy in 2017. Frank also teaches percussion at the WGI World group Monarch Independent based out of Houston, Texas amidst talented teachers such as Taha Ahmed, Brian Perez, and Don Click.
Mr. Connelly is a Bachelors of Music graduate at Texas State University with an emphasis in Percussion.
Frank is a proud endorser of Innovative Percussion and Mapex/Majestic Percussion.
He currently resides in Crowley, TX.