Percussion Staff

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Kevin Greene ( Drum Line Tech ) is a native of Fayetteville, North Carolina where he attended Jack Britt High School. In 2006, he was awarded the NC Teaching Fellows Scholarship to attend NC A&T State University.

 

He marched for three years with the Blue & Gold Marching Machine as a member and captain of the world renowned Cold Steel Drumline. During his years at A&T, Mr. Greene has had the pleasure of performing for and with many celebrities including Ricco Barrino, Fantasia, Remy Ma, Flavor Flav, Stevie Wonder, and (then) Senator Barack Obama.

 

In 2008, he was the recipient of the Fox Music Experience Award at the Honda Battle of the Bands and was flown to Los Angeles to intern with Fox Music Studios. In 2010, He graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor’s degree in Music Education and later went on to teach music at Oak Hill Elementary School in High Point, NC.

 

In 2011, Mr. Greene was recruited to the United States Marine Corps Musician Program. In 4 years, he reached the rank of Sergeant and served as the Percussion Section Leader for Marine Band San Diego, where he had the honor of performing at countless military and civilian events across the United States ranging from the annual Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena, CA to ceremonies featuring former Secretary of State, Condoleezza Rice. During his time in the Marine Corps, Mr. Greene graduated with honors from the Navy School of Music, received staff recommendation from his unit for the Commandant’s Own Drum & Bugle Corps, and was awarded a Navy Achievement Medal for his dedicated service and leadership with Marine Band San Diego.

 

Mr. Greene has a strong passion for music and teaching. His extensive background in both corps style and showstyle marching gives him a unique skill set and teaching style that he is willing and eager to share with the students of the Northwest Guilford Middle School and Northwest Guilford High School band program.

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Ian T. Jones ( Front Ensemble Tech) is a composer and percussionist from Mebane, NC. He is currently studying at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro under the direction of Drs. Eric Willie, Mark Engebretson, and Alejandro Rutty.

 

Ian is a published composer with Tapspace Inc., and frequently has his music programmed. An avid percussionist, Ian has performed at the annual Percussive Arts Society International Convention in 2021, has played in the UNCG Wind Ensemble, and consistently premieres new student works. Additionally, he attended the 2019 North Carolina Governor’s School West where he studied under esteemed conductor Orlando Cela and percussionist Peter Zlotnick.

 

Outside of music, Ian is a co-host of the culture and society podcast, The Lotus-Eaters.