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Since performing his
first Trumpet recital for the students of his
Kindergarten class, John
knew music was his
From being presented with the Louis Armstrong Award for Jazz in Junior High and the John Phillip Sousa Award in High School, to winning the Drum Corps International World Championship with the Concord Blue Devils and soloing in Germany with his
College Jazz Ensemble, John just loves being involved in music.
John spends most of his time working with all three corps' in the Blue Devils organization as an instructor and arranger.
Since 1994, John
has helped the Blue Devil 'A' Corps win 6 D.C.I. World Championships and 9 Jim Ott High Brass awards, while also building the 'B' and 'C' Corps programs to the strongest they've ever been.
has been composing and arranging for marching bands and drum corps since 1992.
During that time, he
has written for such notable groups as the James Logan High School marching band, the Ooltewah High School marching band, the Ayala High School marching band, the Yamato Drum & Bugle Corps, the Yokohama Scouts Drum & Bugle Corps and the Beatrix Drum & Bugle Corps
Mentored by numerous arrangers in the marching activity (such as D.C.I. Hall of Fame member Wayne Downey), John strives to provide innovative, fresh and timely shows for band directors and corps managers all over the world.
Composing for the album 'The Music Of WYLAND', scoring the film 'Mind Games' for a directorial graduate of the Academy Of Arts
in San Francisco and being commission to compose his
first concert band piece Circe's Curse have been major highlights for John
is a current endorser for Dynasty and Sibelius and does clinics all over the world for brass performance and technique.