tom parsons


Vocalist - Tenor, Rhythm Guitar, Bass Guitar, Vocalist - Alto.


Tom Parsons, Pro Drummer
Baton Rouge 405-2283
- Trained under John Gerbrecht, local pro, jazz instructor, in academic music who also iniated Fortier/Gerbrecht Jazz festival
- Trained under Earl Kaiser, top local pro drummer
- Serious drum student from early 60s
- Professional performer from late 60s
- First Chair All Parish Band, drum section
- Traveled across country w/ professional rodeos, circuses, stage show bands as principal drummer
- Performed w BR Little Theater in musicals
- Charter member and former Volunteer Youth Program director and Church school teacher at St. john’s UMC
- Drum instructor for Beginners and intermediate drummers
- Performed with Stage Bands at LSU and with local professional music groups
- Principal drummer w Baton Rouge Concert Band
- Managed and performed with several local dance bands
- As a pro, I sit in with musical groups in and around Baton Rouge.
As a long time drum and musical group performer, I would like to continue performing without having to continuously move drums and other equipment. I can play any style, I am comfortable in different time signatures, I am reliable for rehearsal and performances, have professional equipment.

Tom Parsons
[email protected]

For pastors and church
musicians: I am also seeking church music opportunities. I am Christian and I believe my resume speaks for itself. While I am familiar with modern church music repertoire from the audience perspective I have not actually performed in a church musical group. I am interested in a Baton Rouge location.
Tom Parsons
[email protected]

Screen name:
tom parsons
Member since:
Mar 05 2021
Active within 24 hours
Level of commitment:
Years playing music:
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
1 time per week
Most available:


Want to be in an Audience Focused dance group. Many genres, top artists, Top 20 across
several charts, that based on marketing research, appeals to the widest range of adult audiences for
weddings, fairs & festivals and corporate and private events.

Instrument experience:



Full QSC PA, no mics, Sonor pro acoustic customized drums, cymbals

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Cocktail set-small footprint