United Percussion World is excited to announce that Joe Ciancimino will be promoted to Battery Caption Head and will work directly with Alex Beltran, Battery Arranger to ensure our members experience an effective and efficient process.


Joe Ciancimino

Battery Caption Head

Joe will be on staff at United Percussion for his third season in 2019. Joe was previously a member of United Percussion in 2011. 

Joe began his drum corps marching career with the Reading Buccaneers in 2010. He played tenors for the group for the 2010 and 2011 seasons prior to becoming a member of The Cadets. As a member of The Cadets, Joe stayed 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 worked as Battery Caption Head at Upper Darby High School in Drexel Hill, PA, where he had taught from 2012-2016. Additionally, Joe worked with The Cadets2 from 2014- 2018, eventually working as the Percussion Caption Supervisor from 2016- 2018. In 2016, Joe helped lead the Cadets2 to their first percussion title as well as the group's first championship. His other teaching experiences include The Cadets, where he currently serves as one of the tenor technicians. Joe has also worked as a percussion adjudicator in varied circuits along the east coast.

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


As a former member, Joe knows the United Percussion organization throughout. He also knows what it takes to achieve at the highest levels. We are excited to have him serve in this role for our members and staff in 2020.
— Chad Moore


2020 Audition Information

Our 2020 first audition day information is coming soon.

If you're interested in being a part of #UP2020, stay tuned for more exciting announcements and additions to our 2020 team.