Daniel Lankford has a Bachelor of Music Education from the University of Tennessee. Daniel has 20 years of performance experience as a percussionist and 10 years of teaching experience. He has performed with the University of Tennessee’s Pride of the Southland, Wind Ensemble, Orchestra, Opera, Percussion Ensemble, and Steel Band. Daniel has performed at the Big Ears Music Festival in 2017 with the UT percussion ensemble. He has experience teaching grades 5-12 from Alcoa High, Farragut Middle/High, Bearden High, and Oak Ridges Middle/High as a band tech. During his 9 year at Farragut the band was a 1 time finalist at USBands and consistently scored superior ratings in regional and state festivals. He also helped start an indoor marching percussion ensemble that became a 5 time regional finalist and 4 time world semi-finalist in WGI. During his free time he likes to go on walks with his wife and two cats, Harmony and Cadence.