Photo of Drumline Director, Patrick LyonsPatrick has been involved with River City Rhythm since the organization’s inception back in 2008. He has held various positions within the organization including snare drum instructor, battery supervisor, visual designer/drill writer, and currently serves as the group’s director.

Patrick has performed in ensembles such as the Madison Scouts Drum and Bugle Corps, Minnesota Brass Drum and Bugle Corps, Minnesota Brass Indoor, and the Minnesota Vikings Skol Line. He has also taught several high school drumlines within the upper midwest area such as Anoka HS, Becker HS, Osseo HS, Rosemount HS, St. Francis HS, Champlin Park HS, Eagan HS, and Brookings HS (SD). He has also taught the Minnesota Brass Drum and Bugle Corps Bass Drum and currently serves as the Bass Drum Instructor for the River City Rhythm Drum and Bugle Corps, helping them win the 2017 DCI Bass Drum I & E Championship.

Patrick lives in Elk River with his wife and 3 kids Amelia, Joshua, and Benjamin (triplets!). He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics and works for Boston Scientific as an engineer, helping develop and maintain quality of life changing medical devices that are implanted inside the body.

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