Dan Foote, Percussion Coordinator, has performed in a wide variety of musical roles nationally and internationally, including freelance work in Hawaii, Peru, Germany and France. His role as the visual time keeper has taken him from the concert hall to the cruise ship, pit orchestra, recording studio, television, radio and nightclub. He is a magna cum laude graduate of the Berklee College of Music, three-time Boston Music Award winner, and recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts grant.
Dan served as the Jazz Department chair, and on the board of the Arts and Education Committee, for Indian Hill Arts and was an adjunct faculty member at UMASS Lowell where he taught world music to grad students. He has been the percussion instructor for the Weston Public Schools for over 25 years and his students regularly make it into the district and all-state bands. Dan has had the opportunity to enrich, engage and entertain at many schools throughout the Metrowest area with RhythmKids an interactive multicultural group of percussionists.
Dan has served as the director of percussion for the Sudbury Valley New Horizons Band for the past six years and is a member of the Board of Directors for SVNHM. He thoroughly enjoys working with the group and finds the adult band rewarding in many different ways. He and his wife Penny reside with their three children in Weston, Massachusetts.