Lee Beddis is currently the Percussion Caption Arranger/Supervisor for the Carolina Crown Drum and Bugle Corps.
A native of Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Beddis spent his youth with the Peterborough Krescendos, the Canadian Knights, and the Kitchener Dutch Boy Drum Corps. He would later move south to join the ranks of the World Champion Garfield Cadets, in order to become part of the now-legendary “perfect” percussion line of 1987. After winning his second title in 1990, he aged out, swiftly moving into the role of instructor.
His instructing experience includes the Madison Scouts, Star of Indiana, and the Phantom Regiment. It was there, in 1996, that Beddis helped capture the World title with his ambitious work for “The Defiant Heart”, an all-Shostakovich program.
In 1997, he turned his skills to the rebuilding of the Toledo, Ohio, Glassmen. Within the year, his expertise found immediate reward, moving that section into the forefront with world-class recognition. After the successful 2000 season, he moved to the Crossmen, where he remained until his appointment as Percussion Coordinator with the Madison Scouts. Beddis’ unique reputation as a program builder prepared him for the role of returning the 2005 and 2006 Madison line to elite status.
Along with his drum corps experience, Beddis is in demand throughout the United States and Canada as a highly-regarded judge for Winter Guard International and as a much sought after clinician across North America.