CEO & Founder,

Angela L. Wilson-Walker

Huntsville Community Drumline Founder and CEO, Angela L. Wilson-Walker, is a retired Elementary School teacher who recognized the need for non-academic and non-sports related affordable after school youth programs that are fun, exciting and have far reaching benefits. She founded Huntsville Community Drumline in 2010, and has engaged hundreds of young students across the Tennessee Valley in educational music programs. 

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Hometown Hero: Angela Walker

WAAY 31 news anchor Pat Simon introduces us to this month's Hometown Hero, Angela Walker, and shows us how she's turning a "drumline" into a "lifeline."

Posted: Oct 14, 2019 7:13 PM

Updated: Oct 14, 2019 8:15 PM

Posted By: Garrett Shots

Lead Percussion Instructor,

Frederick Walker

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Frederick is a 2010 Westminster Christian Academy graduate and an Alabama A&M Cum Laude graduate with a BS degree in Music Business and a minor in Performance Music. His 15 years of percussion training began at the age of 4. He is classically trained in piano and also plays the cello. Frederick is self-taught on the acoustic and electric guitar and since 2010, has been responsible for developing the musical skills, mentoring and leadership training of the HCDL students. He ensures the effectiveness of HCDL’s instructional programs, including the Travelling Drums after school project and also training the volunteers. Frederick has been recognized for his outstanding volunteer contribution to the Arts for his work with the youth of HCDL, and was nominated for the Virginia Hammill Simms Award in 2014 for his volunteer work and in 2016 he received the Katherine & Richard Lester “Emerging Arts Contribution Award” sponsored by the Community Ballet.  Frederick also teaches private lessons and is the pianist for the Harvest Time Baptist Church, drummer for the jazz group DaVybe and he is the lead instructor for the New Life Church Pathfinder Drum Corp. 

“Music education opens doors that help children pass from school into the world around them – a world of work, culture, intellectual activity, and human involvement. The future of our nation depends on providing our children with a complete education that includes music.” 

– Gerald Ford

Our Mission

Huntsville Community Drumline fosters hope and potential in youth through percussion education and teamwork, to provide a positive path for becoming contributing members of society. 


Our Values

We are dedicated to providing  a community service through instruction, performance and outreach opportunities for youth in grades 1st through 9th willing to commit to the rigorous training, discipline, practice, and performance schedule of the Huntsville Community Drumline.

Meet Our Board of Directors

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Robert Thompson

Board Chair

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Eric Artrip

Board Member

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Roger Rudolph

Board Member

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Nichonne Jones

Board Member

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Cathy Mayfield-Rocker

Board Member

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Brenda McCray

Board Co-Chair


Nancy Hereford

Board Member

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Lori and Scott Wimmer

Board Member

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Bobby Watkins

Board Member


Craig Stevens

Board Member

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