Matthew Bell is a percussionist known for his versatility and varied sonic palette.
Matt completed a Bachelor of Music degree in Percussion Performance at the DePaul University School of Music
in March of 2002. Upon graduation, Matt joined the United States Army as a member of the 3d United States
Infantry (The Old Guard) Fife and Drum Corps. Based out of Fort Myer in Arlington, the Old Guard Fife and
Drum Corps represents the Army in ceremonies and performances across the country and abroad.
The Corps performs more than two hundred fifty shows a year.
Matt is a member emeritus of the City of Washington Pipe Band and is featured
on their album, Scottish Rant. As a Professional Class Pipe Band Snare
Drummer, he has won prizes throughout the continent. He is in demand both as a
private teacher and as a clinician in rudimental drumming and bodhran.
Matt and his wife Carrie live in Sterling, VA