Ian Grom is a full time composer and educator based out of Southern California. He received his Bachelor of Music in Percussion Performance from California State University, Long Beach, where he specialized in drum set, marimba and composition. He has an unprecedented 36 WGI medals since 2005.
He has been the front ensemble composer and caption head at Chino Hills High School and Pulse Percussion since 2010. He also composes for POW Percussion. Former WGI medalist ensembles have included: Pacifica HS (PSO), Los Alamitos HS (PSA, PSW finalist), and Fountain Valley HS (PSO).
Along with fellow designer and instructor John Mapes, he co-founded box-six.com in August of 2008, which is the exclusive seller of their original indoor percussion and marching band shows.
Ian is an official Yamaha, Remo, and Zildjian artist, as well as a Vic Firth signature artist. He has been a WGI Percussion Advisory Board member since 2007.