Bill Bachman

Bill Bachman has studied percussion performance at the University of North Texas and is a graduate of the Berklee College of Music. He has played quads in the University of North Texas' indoor drumline, and in the Cadets of Bergen County Drum and Bugle Corps.

Bill's awards include Drum Corps International's 1st place percussion with the Cadets at the world finals in 1994, Drum Corps International's over all runner-up in 1994 and 1995, the Percussive Arts Society's 1994 tenor individual competition runner-up, and 1st place at the Percussive Arts Society's 1996 Indoor Drumline Competition with the University of North Texas. Bill has instructed with many award winning groups including the Bluecoats, Blue Knights, and Carolina Crown in his 12 years touring with Drum and Bugle Corps.

Bill is the author of the books Quad Logic: A Guide to the Art of Tenor Drumming, Rudimental Logic, and Bass Logic, and producer of the instructional drum DVDs, Reefed Beats — all of which are available from RowLoff Publications. Recently, Bill completed a new instructional DVD entitled Rudimental Beats, designed to take ALL drummers to the highest level. Bill Bachman is also the designer of Vic Firth's HEAVY HITTER pads and signature "Billy Club" drumsticks.

In 2009, Bill started his own company, Legacy Percussion Gear, which produces the patent-pending Remote Speedy Hat.

Bill currently endorses Dynasty drums, Remo drumheads, Zildjian cymbals, and Vic Firth sticks & mallets.