Keelan Tobia

Keelan Tobia


Keelan honed his virtuosity on marching snare drum as a member of the 19-Time Drum Corps International World Champions, The Blue Devils Drum and Bugle Corps. As a member, Keelan earned two Snare I&E World titles. Keelan then took his marching snare drum to new avenues”performing with artists such as Kanye West, Migos, Pharrell, Steve Angello, The San Francisco Symphony, among others. A passion educator, Keelan has given marching percussion clinics in Malaysia, Guatemala, Lithuania, and the United States. As a big band drummer, Keelan has performed with Mic Gillette (Tower of Power), Jon Faddis (Dizzy Gillespie), Carol Channing, and more. Keelan is driven to collaborate with talented musicians and inspire those involved in the marching arts.

IN 3

  • Most memorable Next-Level Performance

    My 2011 Championship Snare Solo. I was given the freedom to blend my technical and individual performance skills. The boost in confidence and exposure provided a platform to not only further my drumming career but to inspire a younger generation of marching percussionists.
  • What Drives Your Creativity?

    Being around other talented musicians and listening to music.