Ike Jackson has been working with Ayala High School since 1991. In his eighteen years as a percussion instructor, he has worked with more than 35 different percussion programs at the high school, college, and drum corps levels. A prolific percussion arranger and drill designer, Ike has worked with various percussion ensembles all across the Southwest.
His competitive marching career started in his teens as a member of the Sound Machine Youth Organization; then as tenor player for the Riverside Community College Marching Tigers from 1992 to 1994. Finally, he finished his marching career by becoming a member of the 1994 Blue Devils Drum and Bugle Corps going on to win the title of World Champion.
Ike is currently Vice President of the Southern California Percussion Alliance and a founding member of the SCPA. He is also a member of the Winter Guard International Percussion Advisory Board. Ike is a Yamaha Endorser and Featured Artist, a Pro-Mark stick and mallet endorser, a member of the Pro-Mark Indoor Percussion Development Team, and is a co-founder of Xymox pads.
Ike has helped his percussion ensembles win 4 WGI World Championship medals, 11 WGI World Championship Finalist placements, 32 Regional Finalist placements, 10 Regional Championship titles and a Bands of America Grand National Finalist appearance in 2004. He was also the Corps Director of the 2006 Division 3 World Champion Impulse Drum and Bugle Corps as well as co-founder of Pulse indoor percussion ensemble. Locally his ensembles have won 7 SCPA Championship medals and over 60 first place awards.
Ike currently lives in Rancho Cucamonga with his four children.
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