United is excited for the first of many announcements during the summer about the 2018 season. Joe Ciancimino will be a part of our 2018 Battery Staff as an instructor of the UQ.

Joe is excited to be joining the staff at United Percussion for his first season in 2018. Joe was previously a member of United Percussion in 2011 and is excited to be back with the group. 

Joe began his drum corps marching career with the Reading Buccaneers in 2010. He played tenors for the group for the 2010 and 2011 prior to becoming a member of The Cadets.  As a member of The Cadets, Joe stayed with The Cadets through his age-out summer in 2013, and was a part of the percussion section that claimed the Fred Sanford High Percussion Award.

Joe previously was Battery Caption Head at Upper Darby High School in Drexel Hill, PA, where he had taught from 2012-2016. His other teaching experiences include The Cadets, where he serves as one of the tenor technicians, as well as The Cadets2, where he maintains the role of Percussion Caption Supervisor. In 2016, Joe helped lead the Cadets2 to their first percussion title as well as the group's first championship. Joe has also worked as a percussion adjudicator in varied circuits along the east coast.

Joe currently resides in Norristown, PA. He is a graduate of the accounting program at Temple University and currently works on his career in auditing outside of drum corps. 

Joe brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to the United team. We are also very happy to continue the tradition of former marching members giving back to United on our instructional team.
— Chad Moore, Director

Stay tuned for more 2018 announcements coming soon!