Clayton participated in Anoka High School’s Winter Percussion activities all four years of his high school career. This included a Blast!-like, on-stage production called “American Showcase” in 2004, Winter Drumline in 2005 and 2007, and an Indoor Concert Percussion Ensemble that performed with Ney Rosauro in 2006. He also played marimba with the Anoka High School Marching Band in 2005 and 2006. Clayton was the front ensemble section leader in both his years with the Marching Band and in his final year with the Winter Drumline.
Clayton also led South County Percussion’s front ensemble in its inaugural and undefeated 2011 season. He currently studies Computer Engineering at Brigham Young University, where he participates in various musical groups both in and out of school.