Ju3

Current:  Sophomore at NC A&T State University, Member of the Blue & Gold Marching Machine - Snare Drum

March 2017 - Accepted into Berklee College of Music-Boston, MA  and NC A&T State University-Greensboro, NC

Education:  Graduated magna cum laude from TW Andrews High School May 2017

Drumline Captain  2016-2017

Greensboro Guitar Center Drum-Off - 1st Place - 2016

Greensboro Guiltar Center Drum-Off - Runner Up - 2015

1st Place Snare Solo - Warren County - April 2015

P/T Drummer at Community Bible Church

 


Early Drumming Experience
I was featured in an article in the local newspaper in December 2001 when I was two years old. My first "public" gig was at Church. I played along to a track of Steven Curtis Chapman's "Let Us Pray."  I was on local TV, WGHP FOX8  when I was 2 and again when I was 4. I began playing gigs when I was four years old.  I played during breaks with my dad's bands and at open jams. I also played for "Relay For Life". In 2003 a talent coordinator for the "Steve Harvey" show called my mom and booked me on the show.  I was so excited about flying in a plane, but two days before we were supposed to go they cancelled due to "funding".   My Dad and I have done drum seminars at different schools in our area. We've been participating in "Arts Impact Day" at Wesleyan Christian Academy for nine years.  I have played halftime basketball shows for High Point University, Elon College, UNC-G, and the Women's ACC.  In March 2007 I was honored to be able to open up for the Chris Daughtry concert in Greensboro.  I've gotten to meet three "famous"   drummers - Bernard Purdie, Jeff Sipe, and Joey Barnes.  In May 2007 Nickelodeon's "Me TV" aired one of my videos.  My favorite drummer is Tony Royster Jr.