Jason has been instructing marching bands since 1994 and has been a marching percussion judge since 1998. He has judged for ABODA in Arizona, MCCGA in Missouri, Judges Association of Mid-America (Kansas/Missouri) and IMPA in Utah. He marched percussion in his high school band then went on to march with the Northern Arizona University Lumberjack Marching Band and the Arizona Sun Drum and Bugle Corps.
Jason has worked with many marching bands around the country, including the Centennial High School Marching Band in Arizona, Blue Valley Southwest Emerald Regiment in Kansas, the Idaho Falls High School Marching Band in Idaho, and is a currently a consultant for the Bonneville High School Marching Band and the High Desert Marching Band.
Jason and his wife, Sarah, started a scholastic indoor drumline, Centennial Indoor Percussion Theater in Arizona, which performed for two seasons. After moving to Idaho, he served as Program Director for Troopercussion Indoor for 3 years and has been the Co-Director of North Star Independent since 20 17. He has served on the Board of Directors for Snake River Youth Performing Arts, North Star’s parent organization, since its beginning in 2017. This past year, Jason took North Star Independent to WGI World Championships where the ensemble earned a top 10 finish in the Independent A division.
North Star Independent is a subsidiary of Snake River Youth Performing Arts, a tax exempt organization under section 501 (c)(3) of the United States tax code and is a registered corporation in the State of Idaho.
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