TAMA Marching has hired Patrick Curry and Jeff Huffman as sales strategists for TAMA Marching’s Band & Orchestral products division.

Curry grew up in Dartmouth, Massachusetts where he participated in the Dartmouth High School Indoor Drumline at WGI. He completed his Bachelors in Music Education at Morehead State University in Morehead, KY, and went on to complete his Master’s Degree in Music Performance at Texas A&M University-Commerce. After graduating school, Curry settled in the Dallas/Fort Worth area where he has been actively working with teachers and performing in percussion groups. 

Huffman previously held the position as manager for Chops Percussion, the percussion division of Paige’s Music. He was an integral part in helping start and develop Chops Percussion into one of the nation’s leading educational percussion resources and suppliers. 

Huffman’s experience in percussion education and performance spans over twenty-five years. Most recently, he has been the percussion director for Avon High School, a consistent top-5 finalist at BOA Grand Nationals and WGI World Championships. Previously he held the position of director of Percussion for Center Grove High School, earning two consecutive WGI Scholastic World Class gold medals. Jeff’s work with the Avon, Center Grove, and Franklin Central indoor percussion ensembles has resulted in thirteen IPA State Championship titles and four WGI World Championship titles. 

Jeff holds a Bachelor of Science in Music Education from Indiana State University. His drum corps background includes marching with the Star of Indiana in their last two competitive seasons, then he went on to become a percussion staff member for the Santa Clara Vanguard. 

He is also a member of the Tri-States Judges Association, the IPA Advisory Board and the WGI Percussion Advisory Board. 

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