Born in Newark, Delaware, Travis Peterman began playing the drums in 5th grade, performing with school concert and jazz bands. From 2003-2007 he was named to the Delaware All State Junior and Senior bands, while also being invited to perform with the orchestra in 2006 and 2007. After high school he became interested in the marching arts, successfully auditioning for WGI World Class finalist United Percussion for the 2009 season. His first drum corps experience was in the snare line for the Reading Buccaneers during the summer of 2009.
In 2010, Travis returned to United Percussion, and also marched with the Blue Stars Drum and Bugle Corps. In the winter of 2011, Travis performed with Rhythm X, winning the Visual caption. Travis returned to Rhythm X in 2012 for his age out, where he performed as part of the first WGI group to be featured at PASIC.
He began teaching drum corps in 2012 with Cadets2 as the snare technician and battery choreographer, a position he also held in 2013 and 2014. Travis has remained heavily involved with the WGI percussion world, assuming the role of show coordinator with Imperial Dynasty (2013) and caption supervisor (2014/2015) and Program Coordinator (2016) with Cadets Winter Percussion. For the 2015-2016 DCI tours, Travis instructed the snareline at Carolina Crown,and it was in 2016 that he joined the Bushwackers as Percussion Caption Supervisor and Battery Arranger. In 2017 Travis returns to Bush, and also will assume the role of program coordinator and battery arranger for George Mason University Indoor Drumline. In addition to his performance and teaching experience, Travis is also an accomplished adjudicator. He worked for TOB/TIA in 2013, and has been with USBands since 2014.
Travis has studied under many accomplished instructors, including Tom Aungst, Tim Jackson, Jim Ancona, Joel Hilbert, Tim Fairbanks, Brian Stockard, Darick Kelly, Rich Hammond, and Chris Feist. Outside of the percussion world, Travis holds an A.A. in Criminal Justice from Delaware Tech and a B.S. in Behavioral Science from Wilmington University. He is enrolled in a School Counseling graduate program at WilmU, and currently works as a personal care aid in Delaware County, PA.