Claud Parker is a graduate of Grambling State University, where he earned a degree in music education and was Drum Major for the marching band. Claud has toured and played with such artists as Aaron Neville, the Temptations, Dewey Redman and Aretha Franklin. He was an award-winning band director for over 20 years. He plays alto, tenor and soprano saxophone and is now a woodwind private teacher in Dallas-Fort Worth. His students have gone on to graduate from universities across the country such as Juilliard, Southern University, Sam Houston, Rice, and Texas A&M to pursue careers in music.