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DeWayne Peters, a native of Salem, Virginia, started his musical career at the age of twelve.  By the age of sixteen he was a Virginia All-State percussionist, and at 17 he marched in the highest ranked corps, Drum Corps International with the Florida Wave Drum and Bugle Corps.  Upon High School graduation, DeWayne entered the United  States Navy Music Program, accomplishing a highly successful career serving on active duty as  a military musician. During his 23 years of service, he led many performance ensembles that traveled the globe to include 58 countries throughout Europe, South America, Africa, Iceland and Asia. 

Over the years, DeWayne has continued his percussion education by studying with world renowned educators like John Campese, Founder of the Winter Guard International (WGI Sport of the Arts ) Activity Infinity; Boston-based jazz recording artist, Alan Dawson; Gary Chaffee, Berklee College of Music; Leon  Alexander, United States Navy Band; Jeff Shoregin, Navy Music Program. 


DeWayne has also taught several award-winning High School drumlines across the country to include: Kempsville High School, Virginia Beach, VA; Bolton High School, Arlington, TN; Salem High School, Salem, VA. 


DeWayne is currently a free-lance musician and percussion educator in the Roanoke Valley. He’s an active member of Brass 5 and the Latin jazz group Jstop Latin Soul. He has performed with numerous exceptional artists including:  Three Dog Night, Jon Metzger, Chuck Mangione, John D’earth, Jack Johnson and Lee Greenwood. 

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