Percussion Instructor, The Cadets
Robert Marino was named Principal Timpanist of The United States Army Field Band, Washington D.C., in 2006 He has been a featured soloist with the band at The American Bandmasters Association Convention and The Pennsylvania Music Educators Conference. In addition to his duties as timpanist in the concert band, he is a high school and college clinician and he also performs with the Federal Brass, one of the Field Band's brass quintets. Robert has also been a guest artist and soloist with the Broken Arrow High School, Oklahoma Percussion Ensemble and the Interlochen Arts Academy Wind Symphony.
Robert is a 2005 graduate of the Eastman School of Music with a double major in percussion performance and music education. While at Eastman, Robert earned to coveted Performer's Certificate, was named principal percussionist for the Eastman Wind Ensemble's highly acclaimed 2004 Asian tour, and was the timpanist for the Wind Ensemble's celebrated appearance at Carnegie Hall in 2005. Marino began his graduate studies at Boston University where he was the timpanist for the Boston University Symphony Orchestra's Carnegie Hall appearance. After leaving Boston University to join the Army Field Band, Robert completed his Master's Degree in Percussion Performance at the University of Maryland in 2010.
Robert Marino has been very active in the marching arts activities as a member, instructor and adjudicator. He has been the bass tech for The Cadets since 2007, and he has also taught the Madison Scouts and Capital Regiment Drum & Bugle Corps. Robert has been the caption head and arranger for many award winning high school marching bands as well as for the Boston University marching band and it's award winning winter percussion ensemble. Robert marched in The Cadets from 2000-2003, winning a DCI World Championship in 2000 and the three-peat high percussion trophies from 2001-2003
Robert Marino has recently been a featured clinician at Colorado State University, University of Colorado-Boulder, The University of North Alabama, the Anne Arundal Percussion Camp, the Frederick, MD day of percussion and the West Shore day of percussion in Harrisburg, PA. He is a Vic Firth Educator and Endorser, and can be heard on Summit Records' 2006 recording of Danzante where he was the principal percussionist, as well as on the Footprints album by Michael Udow. He also has a composition entitled Eight on 3 and Nine on 2, published by Tapspace Music. His instructors include John Beck, Tim Genis, Joe Periera, John Tafoya, Tony Ames, Gordon Stout, Ben Ramirez, Tom Aungst, Steve Kieffer and John Wagner. Robert currently resides in Sykesville, MD with his wife Elizabeth and daughter Aubrey.