TJMC Battery Instructor


Dave is an FCPS alum (Edison HS) and has been working with TJ since fall of 2010. His performance experience includes two years each with Carolina Thunder and Carolina Crown D and B Corps, and one year with the Santa Clara Vanguard D and B Corps. He spent several years teaching in North Carolina with several high-level High School and Independent percussion programs including West Carteret HS, Croatan HS Marching Band, and the Constitution World Class Indoor Drum Line. Dave graduated from East Carolina University and is currently in his ninth year teaching band at Francis Hammond Middle School in Alexandria.

Graduate of:

  • East Carolina University
  • Thomas Edison High School

Currently teaches:

  • Francis C. Hammond Middle School, Alexandria, VA

Previously taught:

  • Morehead City Middle School, Morehead City, NC (2003-2009)
  • Founded Morehead City Middle School Percussion Ensemble
  • Newport Middle School, Newport, NC (2003-2005)
  • West Carteret High School Marching Band (2003-2009)
  • Croatan High School Marching Band (2005-2009)
  • Constitution Percussion Ensemble (2007, 2008)


  • Carolina Crown (1996, 1997)
  • Carolina Thunder (1999, 2000)
  • Santa Clara Vanguard (2000)