Percussion Instructor, The Cadets
Bachelor of Music Education, Percussion - University of North Texas
Jeff Carmona is a freelance percussionist and music educator from San Antonio, TX. He began his marching career as part of the tenor line at the Boston Crusaders in 2012. Next, he went on to march tenors in 2013 at The Santa Clara Vanguard under the direction of Paul Rennick. After aging out, he spent the 2014 DCI season as a tenor tech for the Casper Troopers.
Jeff attended the University of North Texas where he studied with Paul Rennick, Christopher Deane, Mark Ford, Ed Smith, and Jose Aponte. While at North Texas, he spent time in the Green Brigade marching band, the 8 o'clock and 2 o'clock steel bands, the UNT Brazilian ensemble, and the Advanced Afro-Cuban ensemble. He has traveled overseas to perform with the North Texas A-line in Opole, Poland, at drum fest in 2014 and has won two PASIC first place trophies with the North Texas quad ensemble in both 2013 and 2015.
Jeff has spent the last few summers working with many high school percussion programs in San Antonio and the DFW metroplex. Jeff currently resides in Frisco, TX, where he is the battery technician and private lesson teacher for Wakeland High School, Griffin Middle School, Cobb Middle School, Memorial High School and Lone Star High School.