This is Jeancarlo’s, aka Jay's, fourth season playing marimba with United Percussion and we’re proud to have him as our center marimba. In addition to United, Jay has marched at Raiders and Carolina Crown. He also teaches the front ensemble at Edison High School and will continue his marching career with Carolina Crown this summer.

In his free time between rehearsals Jay can be found working at his local Home Depot garden center or watching Star Wars.

Here’s what Jay has to say about marching United:

United Percussion has taught me not only how to become a better musician but more importantly a better person. I've learned countless life lessons here at United that I will use long after my time with the organization is done.

The family I've become a part of here at United is without a doubt my favorite thing about this organization. I've met some of my best friends here at United and spending every minute of every weekend with them is something I hold very near to my heart.

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