I got my start at age 9 in elementary school band playing mostly old school showband style in Greenwood, Mississippi. I later discovered DCI in high school and fell in love. I attended Univ. of Southern Mississippi where I studied percussion under Dr. Sherman Hong and Dr. John Wooton. During my time there, I went on to play in the World Champion Star of Indiana Drum and Bugle Corps in the front ensemble from 1991-1993. After my time in drum corps I toured the world professionally with King Konga selling out venues and playing at Woodstock '99. I settled down to teach at Petal High School in Petal, Mississippi where I have been a director, show designer, and mentor since 1999.
Petal High School
Most memorable Next-Level PerformanceThere are so many memorable performances! I would have to say every rep playing with Star of Indiana 1993 felt like an opportunity of a lifetime. I have spent all of my time since chasing that feeling and inspiring my students to achieve the same.
What Drives Your Creativity?My creativity is driven by listening to the creations of my mentors. There are so many greats out there. Their art drives me to be better.