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Lauren Teel
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Lauren Teel is Adjunct Instructor of Percussion for Texas A&M Commerce, Adjunct Instructor of Percussion for the University of North Alabama, Director of Percussion for Mililani High School, and percussion teacher for the University of North Texas Green Brigade. Prior to these positions, Lauren worked with several universities including the University of Alabama, University of Montevallo, and University of Alabama- Birmingham. She also had the pleasure to work with both the University of Alabama Million Dollar Band and the University of North Alabama Marching Pride. She served as the principle percussionist of the Tuscaloosa Symphony Orchestra for the 2018/2019 season.


Lauren earned her Masters of Music in Percussion Performance at Indiana University and earned a B.M. in Percussion Performance from the University of North Texas. She has extensive DCI experience as a member of two top twelve drum corps, the 2009 and 2010 Phantom Regiment Drum & Bugle Corps, and the 2011 Santa Clara Vanguard Drum & Bugle Corps, both drum lines under the instruction of Paul Rennick.  Lauren was also a member of the Championship University of North Texas “A” Line which competed at the 2008 Percussive Arts Society International Conference Marching contest. As a teacher, Laurens marching experience includes Front Ensemble Coordinator for Atlanta CV Drum & Bugle Corps and for WGI Scholastic World  & BOA Finalist Center Grove High School. 


As a performer, Lauren has had the opportunity to perform world wide, performing as far as Belgium to Chennai, India, where, in 2012, she performed for an audience of over 75,000 people with Oscar winning composer, A.R. Rahman. Lauren also appeared in the 2013 blockbuster, The Hunger Games; Catching Fire, as a timpanist. While living in Atlanta, Lauren performed as a member of the NFL Atlanta Falcons Drum Line. In 2018, Lauren was invited to perform as part of the 2018 PASIC Focus Day events the solo marimba piece “Free Flight”,  by composer and pianist Muriel Roth.


Lauren proudly performs using Innovative Percussion sticks and mallets, Marimba One instruments, Zildjian Cymbals and Remo drum heads.

2023 will be Lauren's tenth consecutive year with Troopers.

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