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Nick Waters
Foothill High School
Associate Director of Bands
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Nick Waters holds a B.M. Music Education from the University of Nevada Las Vegas and currently is the Associate Director of Bands at Foothill H.S. in Henderson, NV. As the Director of Percussion, The Foothill H.S. Indoor Drumline has won the WGI Western Percussion Championships 2010, 2011, 2012 & was a top Finalist in 2013. The Foothill H.S. Indoor Drumline has also been a Finalist at the W.G.I. World Championships in Dayton, OH every appearance since 2010. The Foothill H.S. Marching Band is a regular BOA Regional Finalist and has been selected to perform in the 2014 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City. 

Mr. Waters is the Coordinator of the Southern Nevada Indoor Percussion Association and a Clark County School District Honor Band Co- Chair.   Previously, Mr. Waters was the Drumline Instructor at the University of Nevada Las Vegas from 2002-2005, and has worked with All-State award winning concert and marching percussion ensembles in the Las Vegas area. 

A native from Chicago, IL, Mr. Waters has worked with W.G.I. former Champion Lincoln-Way H.S., The Blue Stars Drum and Bugle Corps, and B.O.A. Grand National Champion Marian Catholic H.S.  Mr. Waters continues to be an active arranger/ composer and clinician for many colleges and high schools across the nation. Currently Mr. Waters is active as an Adjudicator for the American Drumline Association in southern California (ADLA), Intermountain Percussion Associate in Utah (IMPA), Minnesota Percussion Association (MPA), & The Carolina Indoor Percussion Association (CIPA) . 

In addition to his work for the nationally televised Holiday Bowl, Dian Diaz Tribute to America, The Sports Channel, and the Las Vegas Bowl, Mr. Waters coordinates performing groups for various corporate events on the World Famous Las Vegas Strip. Nick Waters has been working closely with Tom Float & TAMA drums developing their new line of marching percussion and is supported by Innovative Percussion Sticks and Mallets, Evans Drumheads, and Sabian Cymbals.

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