Adam Clay is a nationally recognized percussion designer and an instructor for The Cavaliers Drum and Bugle Corps. Prior to The Cavaliers, he was on the instructional staff with The Bluecoats for six years.
In addition to designing shows for outdoor and indoor groups across the country, he founded the NBA’s Memphis Grizzlies Drumline, “The Grizzline.”
Adam is a Yamaha Performing Artist and is supported by Remo and Innovative Percussion. 

What Others Say

  • Mike McIntosh

    The Cavaliers Drum and Bugle Corps

    "Adam Clay, through quality writing and teaching, is quickly becoming a clinician/arranger to be reckoned with. He is great with kids and his percussion arranging style lends itself well to making the band simply sound better. His sense of musicianship is top notch and I would recommend his compositions and educational approach in any scenario."

  • Bret Kuhn

    Percussion Super Star

    "Adam is truly one of the up and coming young arrangers/clinicians. Having taught Adam in the Cavaliers Drum and Bugle Corps and then teaching side by side with him at the Bluecoats Drum and Buge Corps, I can tell you he is always growing and developing as a player, teacher and writer. I look forward to seeing where Adam's career goes in the future."

  • Dave Glasgow

    The Bluecoats Drum and Bugle Corps

    "In Adam's time with the Bluecoats he was incredibly hard working, reliable, and passionate about his work!"

  • Sam Rodriguez

    Hanna High School

    "Adam's arrangements are fresh, innovative, and always on par! His arranging has made my percussion sound and play better. Also, I've never had a problem receiving music in a professional and timely manner. Highly recommended."

  • Richie Williams

    Paragould High School

    "In building a championship caliber band program, we knew we needed the 'best of the best' instructors for every caption.  Adam fits that description perfectly.  He has a gift of quickly assessing your drumline, writing to fit your strengths & weaknesses, and helping you get 'more bang for your buck'.  Adam is great with teaching as well.  His demand for high level practice and performance is what put our drumline over the top.  I would highly recommend his services, whether it be writing your entire marching percussion book or a just a percussion feature.  Adam Clay's work delivers top-shelf results."

  • Michael Parsons

    Briarcrest Band

    "Adam Clay is my number one guy for teaching and writing for my percussion section. As a percussionist myself, I know how important it is to provide my students with the very best, most well rounded education possible. Adam provides that on every level. Adam is an amazingly gifted musician, teacher and writer not to mention incredibly professional through and through."