Degrees and Certifications:
Nathan Bailey is an educator and percussionist from Orland Park, Illinois. He holds a
music education degree from the University of Kentucky under Prof. James Campbell and Prof.
As an active music educator, Nathan was recently a member of the marching percussion and visual
staff at the 20-time KMEA Class 5A Grand Champion, Lafayette High School (Lexington, KY),
as well as the 8-time class A Bands of America National Champion, Adair County High School
(Columbia, KY). He has also taught marching percussion at Lockport Township High School
(Lockport, IL) and Carl Sandburg High School (Orland Park, IL). Nathan maintains a private
lesson studio of percussion and drumset students.
As an active performer, Nathan’s playing has taken him across the United States. His
ensembles have performed at prestigious events such as the Percussive Arts Society
International Convention, The Midwest Clinic Band and Orchestra Conference, the Mormon
Tabernacle, as well as multiple Illinois and Kentucky music education conferences. In 2016,
Nathan marched bass drum as a member of the Madison Scouts Drum and Bugle Corps under
the direction of James Sparling, Dann Petersen, and Chris Komnick.