Marvin Reed resides in the Bay area, where he is as a Third Grade Teacher at Thousand Oaks Elementary School (Berkeley Unified School District). He holds a B.A. in Sociology, an M.A. in Higher Education and Leadership Policies, and a Multiple Subjects Teaching Credential from California State University, Sacramento, where he was the Drum Major of the Hornet Marching Band. Marvin has judged and worked with many prestigious Marching Band programs around California (Granite Bay, Foothill (Pleasanton), John F. Kennedy, Ayala, American Canyon, Elk Grove, Laguna Creek, California, and Ponderosa HS.) Marvin has been part of the Concord Blue Devils organization (Blue Devils 'B' and the Blue Devils “A” Corps). Marvin has also been the Drum Major coordinator for Blue Devils 'B' and the Sacramento Mandarins Drum and Bugle Corps. He is currently the Assistant Director and Drum Major Caption Head of the Sacramento Mandarins Academy.