Kelly Flickinger is a percussionist from San Diego, California. In 2007, he earned his Bachelor of Arts with a specialization in Percussion Performance from UCLA. He has since begun working on his Master of Music in Percussion Performance at UCLA, continuing his studies with Mitchell Peters. Kelly performs with the Wind Ensemble, Percussion Ensemble, Marching Band, Symphony Orchestra, and Philharmonia. He is currently the head percussion instructor for the UCLA Bruin Marching Band.
Kelly is a former member of Esperanza Drum and Bugle Corps, Black Knights Drum Corps, and the Santa Clara Vanguard Drum and Bugle Corps. He is currently active as a marching and concert percussion instructor in the Los Angeles area.