Percussion Arranger




Percussion arranger, instructor, clinician, and consultant, John Oddo has over 40 years of Drum Corps experience.  John is a well-respected professional percussionist with extensive experience in producing outstanding marching percussion ensembles. 

 John began his career marching with the Islanders, Babylon NY, playing Snare Drum and moved on to the St. Joseph Patron Cadets which became the St. Rita’s Brassmen, Brooklyn NY. Influenced by his Drum Corps mentor/instructor’s Eric Perrilloux, Donald Friesing, Don Quinn, Hy Drietzer, Tom Martin, and Carman Cluna, John moved on to produce quality Percussion Programs winning many Championship Percussion Titles.  

 John has been part of producing World Class Drum Corps.  John’s career includes working with the Hurricanes, Sr. Drum Corps, Derby CT, 1993 thru 1995, and is currently on Staff as a Consultant.  He was part of the winning Staff for the Brigadiers, (5 Times DCA World Champions), the Sunrisers, the Skyliners, the Sky Ryders, Jr. Drum Corps, Hutchinson, Kansas, (DCI Finalist), the Bengal Lancers, Jr. Drum Corps, Trumbull, CT, (DCI Class A Champions), the St. Ignatius All Girls, Jr. Drum Corps, Hicksville, NY, (5 Times World Open Champions & 3 Times DCI All Girls Champions), the L.I. Grenadiers, Jr. Drum Corps, Medford, NY (Garden State Champions), the New York Lancers, Jr. Drum Corps, Bronx, NY, (Garden State Champions), and many other Drum Corps.

 In addition, John was the Founder and Percussion Director of “RAGE”, L.I.’s first Independent Indoor Marching Percussion Ensemble.  John currently is the Percussion Director and Arranger for the competitive L.I. Marching Bands, Division Ave, Mineola, and Roslyn High Schools as well as for several other High Schools.   

 John is currently the Arranger and Instructor for the Park City Pride Alumni Drum Corps, from Bridgeport, CT and continues to arrange for many groups with in the Tri-State Area. 

John and his wife Nancy have three children and three grandchildren.  John resides in Bay Shore, LI, New York.