Along with percussion caption head and battery arranger Tom Aungst, Neil Larrivee is the driving force behind the reigning two time D.C.I. percussion champion, The Cadets of Bergen County. Neil is the instructor and arranger of the front ensemble.
In addition, Neil Larrivee has made a big impact on the world of "indoor" percussion, with several trophies in the W.G.I. scholastic arena.
Neil Larrivee is the former Percussion Director at King Phillip Regional High School, the 2000 Scholastic World Champions.
Neil Larrivee is currently the Pit Director and Arranger for the nine time DCI World Champion Cadets Drum and Bugle Corps. Having joined the Cadets staff in 1993, he has been part of 4 DCI championships and 4 High Percussion Awards.
Neil served as Co-Marching Band Director, Percussion Director & Arranger at King Philip Regional High School of Wrentham, MA from 1985 - 2002. He was the Director and designer for the 2000 WGI Scholastic World Champion King Philip Indoor Marching Percussion Ensemble. King Philip placed second as well in '97, '98 & 2001. The King Philip Concert Percussion Ensemble also placed second during 2001 in the Scholastic Concert World Class.
During his time at King Philip, the Marching Band attained 15 Massachusetts State Marching Band Gold Medals, 8 New England Scholastic Band Association Championships, 10 New England Championship High Percussion Awards, 4 United States Scholastic Band Association Championships, 6 USSBA Championship High Percussion Awards, 2 Bands of America Northeast Regional Championships, 2 BOA Grand National Semi-Finalist placements and the 2000 Grand National AA Bronze medal.
Neil Larrivee served on the WGI Percussion Advisory Board & Steering Committee from 1997 – 2002. He has been a judge for WGI, NESBA, MICCA & USSBA and endorses Remo, Zildjian and Yamaha. Additionally, Neil is the Director of Education and New Product Development for Vic Firth Inc.