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Neil Landini

Powhatan County Public Schools
Band Teacher
Neil Landini is a band director at Powhatan High School in Powhatan, Virginia, and the county’s Percussion Specialist. He has served in various capacities with the Powhatan Bands and Ensembles since 1997 where his responsibilities include the high school marching band percussion section, two indoor drum lines, a competitive concert percussion ensemble, and five percussion classes covering grades 6-12. The Powhatan Varsity Winter Percussion is the 10-time Atlantic Indoor Association (AIA) Open Class Champion, multi-year WGI Regional Champion and Finalist, and WGI World Championship Semi-Finalist. The Powhatan JV Winter Percussion is a multi-year PSRA AIA medalist and the Powhatan Concert Open Percussion is a WGI PSCO Finalist.

Mr. Landini has a B.M. in Music Education from Virginia Commonwealth University and studied with Mr. T. Howard Curtis, Mr. Mike Boyd, the late Mr. Donald A. Bick, Mr. Jim Jacobson, and Mr. Barry Dove among others. In addition, Neil was a member of the 1995 and 1996 Carolina Crown Drum and Bugle Corps. He has served as a percussion instructor with the Virginia Helmsmen, Tarheel Sun, and various other programs around the state of Virginia.

Mr. Landini is an active member of PAS, NAFME, VMEA, and VBODA. In 2012 he was inducted to the Atlantic Indoor Association “Hall of Honor” for his years of service to the Winter Percussion and Guard activities in Virginia and North Carolina. Mr. Landini is also an Educational Artist and endorses Dynasty USA Marching Percussion, Innovative Percussion sticks and mallets, and Evans Drumheads.

Mr. Landini is married to his wife Melissa. They have two sons, Jake and Silas, and three daughters, Brooke, Selena, and Ruby. He is an avid cyclist and remains an active performer, arranger, and clinician.

My Speakers Sessions

Saturday, September 7

7:00pm CDT