Instrument: Eb Soprano Cornet
Member Since: 2015
Occupation: Student at Southern Illinois University - Edwardsville. Brass/Visual Tech and Assistant Winter Guard Director for Alton High School in Alton, Illinois. Brass Tech for The Mandarins Drum and Bugle Corps out of Sacramento, California.
Mentors & Musical Heroes: Tine Thing Helseth and Igor Stravinsky.
Favorite Brass Band Piece: Vitae Aeternum - Paul Lovatt-Cooper
Justin is currently studying music education and trumpet performance under Dr. John Korak at Southern Illinois University - Edwardsville. He serves as principal trumpet for the SIUE Wind Symphony, under the direction of Dr. John Bell. Justin also plays with the SIUE Orchestra, E-Band, Brass Quintet, and the Trumpet Studio Ensemble. Outside of SIUE, Justin has performed with The Blue Knights Drum and Bugle Corps in 2012, 2013, and was a featured soloist in the 2014 show as well as trumpet section leader. Justin is also a proud member of the music fraternity, Phi Mu Alpha, and is currently the president of the Xi Tau chapter at SIUE.