Joe first marched in the Rochester Crusaders as a snare drummer in 2005 until 2008. He then spent the next two summers with the Hawthorne Caballeros. In 2011, Joe entered the brotherhood of the Madison Scouts, where he marched through his ageout in 2012. Joe has four years of indoor marching experience including working with the Onondaga Community College and United Percussion, where he marched in 2012.
Joe graduated from Roberts Wesleyan in 2013 with a Bachelor of Science in Music Education and from the University at Buffalo in 2019 with a Masters Degree in Music Education.
Joe had the distinct pleasure of serving as Percussion Caption Head and Arranger, as well as Recruiting Director, for the University at Buffalo Thunder of the East Marching Band for three seasons (2012-2014). In addition, he served as Battery Coordinator for Hilton (NY) High School marching band and winter drumline, which he helped guide to the 2013 WGI PSA Gold Medal, as well as to 2014 WGI PSO Finalist status. In 2015 and 2016, Joe was the Snare Technician/Battery Coordinator for United Percussion. In 2017, he was the Snare Technician/Ensemble Coordinator with North Coast Academy.
Currently, Joe is a Band Director at Corning-Painted Post High School (NY), where he serves as Symphonic Band Director, as well as Director and Battery Arranger for the Competitive Marching Band, 2017 NYSFBC LS3 Champions. Joe is also the Director and Arranger for the Corning-Painted Post Indoor Drumline.
Joe has served in various roles with White Sabers since he came on board in 2013 including Snare Technician, Battery Coordinator, Battery Arranger, Staff Coordinator, and Ensemble Coordinator. He is very excited for the upcoming season and continuing the culture and tradition of strong drum corps in Western New York.