Jay is a native of Southern California and a graduate of the University of California, Riverside where he majored in Political Science and Philosophy.
His musical career began his Sophomore year of high school where he played Mellophone for the Marching band, French Horn for the Concert band, and Trumpet for the Jazz and Salsa bands. Jay went on to march with the Pacific Crest Drum & Bugle Corps in 2008 and 2009 (where he was a soloist in 2009), RCC Marching Tigers 2009 - 2012 (where he served as Section Leader and Horn Sergeant), and went on to "age out" of DCI with the Blue Devils 'A' Corps in 2012.
Jay has been a Visual Staff Member for Blue Devils B since aging out and prides himself on being a contributor to some of the best programs in California. Aside from BDB, Jay is also currently on the Visual Staff at Ruben S. Ayala High School (Chino Hills, CA), Cerritos High School (Cerritos, CA), Downey High School (Downey, CA), and serves as Visual Caption head at Woodbridge High School (Irvine, CA). Outside of California, Jay has worked with Black Knights Drum & Bugle Corps (Gravesend, UK) and currently works with Patria Drum & Bugle Corps (Quetzaltenango, Guatemala).
Jay has had the pleasure of working with other great programs such as Fountain Valley High School (Fountain Valley, CA) and Riverside City College (Riverside, CA).
This coming Fall of 2016, Jay is set to work with Ruben S. Ayala High School (Chino Hills, CA), Etiwanda High School (Rancho Cucamonga, CA), and Vista Murrieta High School (Murrieta, CA). Ayala and VM will be returning to BOA Grand Nationals in 2016 in hopes of making BOA Grand National Finals!
Feel free to contact Jay at email@example.com with any questions or needs!