Shane Batchelor grew up in St. Charles, MO and graduated from the University of Missouri - Columbia in 2015 under the tutelage of Dr. Julia Gaines. After receiving his Bachelor’s degree in Instrumental Music Education, Shane continued his education in pursuit of a Master’s degree in Percussion Performance under Dr. Megan Arns. During his time in school, Shane served as a freelance percussion instructor for several schools and WGI groups across Missouri including Grain Valley High School, Freedom Indoor Percussion, and Gateway Indoor Percussion. Shane was also heavily involved in the University's performing ensembles.
His performance experience is diverse with marching percussion, wind ensembles, orchestras, jazz ensembles, chamber ensembles, entertainment groups, and soloist performances. In St. Louis he has been a member of two WGI ensembles including Intrepid Percussion in 2009 and Freedom Indoor Percussion from 2010-2012. He was also a member of the Six Flags Drumline in 2009 and the Stikyard cast from 2012-2014. Shane has earned honors and awards competing as a solo marimbist, while his most notable performance experiences include the Phantom Regiment Drum and Bugle Corps during the summer of 2012, the Ruff Drags at PASIC in 2014, and the MU Percussion Ensemble at the Midwest Music Conference and Clinic in 2015.
Shane currently serves as the Director of Percussion for Grain Valley Public Schools. He is proudly endorses Innovative Percussion.