Shane Batchelor grew up in St. Charles, Missouri where he began his musical career in the Francis Howell Central band program. After graduating high school, Shane went on to perform and design for various organizations including Freedom Percussion, the Phantom Regiment Drum and Bugle Corps, the Six Flags “Taz Thunder” Drumline, Stikyard Percussion, and the Ruff Drags at PASIC-2014.
Shane obtained his Bachelor of Science degree in Music Education during the Spring of 2015 from the University of Missouri-Columbia, where he is currently working toward his Master of Music degree in Percussion Performance. He has been studying at MU under Dr. Julia Gaines and Professor Megan Arns since the Fall of 2010. During his time at MU, Shane has performed with various ensembles including the MU Percussion Ensemble, University Steel, University Wind Ensemble, Marching Mizzou, the MU Quartet, and premiered the “White Knuckle Stroll-Quartet” with Casey Cangelosi at the Midwest Music Conference in 2014. Since beginning his studies in education, Shane has devoted his focus to instructing students across Missouri public schools including St. Charles West, Francis Howell North, Rock Bridge, Blue Springs, and Grain Valley. He is now the Graduate Teaching Assistant for the Marching Mizzou Drumline and offers satellite lessons to students across Missouri. Shane is a devout educator and active member of the Percussive Arts Society and the Missouri Music Educators Association.