JJ is a happily retired band director, who has served in almost every facet of music education. Most recently as an adjunct professor of percussion at Texas A&M Commerce. Prior to that, he served in the public schools for 20 years as an assistant band director in the Lewisville and Grapevine Independent School Districts. In addition to all of the percussion responsibilities from 6th-12th grade, his duties have included Concert Band, Music Theory, Music History, Jazz band, and the Musical Theater Orchestra.
JJ has extensive drum corp experience, having marched for 9 years in Drum Corps International including numerous drum corps in the up-state New York area, the Dutch Boy, the Phantom Regiment, and the Concord Blue Devils. He won the DCI Multi tenor competition in 1989, The PAS Multi Tenor competition in 1990 and placed 2nd at the PAS marimba competition in 1992.
As an instructor, JJ taught the World Champion Phantom Regiment in 1995 & 1996. In 1997, JJ was the caption head and writer of the battery percussion. He went on to teach the Glassmen in 1998 & 1999, the Crossmen in 2000 & 2001 and was the percussion designer for the Empire Statesmen Drum & Bugle Corp from 2010-2013.
JJ’s extensive judging experience has taken him around the globe since 2003 with extensive affiliations with Bands Of America, US Bands, Winter Guard International, Drum Corp International and Drum Corp Japan.
JJ is currently enjoying a second career as a Real Estate Investor in the Dallas/Ft. Worth Metroplex..