Justin Belcher is a percussion educator, arranger and adjudicator from Durham, NC. Currently, Justin is the battery caption head for Wake Forest Independent indoor percussion ensmemble and a battery instructor for the two-time DCA High Percussion Award-winning Carolina Gold Drum & Bugle Corps. Throughout his career, Justin has taught and written for numerous award-winning scholastic and independent programs thoughout West Virginia, North Carolina and Virginia. Most recently, Justin served as the battery caption head for Virginia Helmsmen- a six-time WGI PErcussion Independent Open Finalist - and the front ensemble arranger for Ledford High School and Ledford Indoor Percussion Ensemble.
Justin performed as a member of the Tarheel Sun Drum & Bugle Corps in 2000 and the Virginia Helmsmen in 2004, where he served as tenor and ensemble section leader. While attending Virginia Tech for his bachelors and masters degrees in Computer Science and Interaction Design, Justin was a member of the university's symphonic and marching ensembles. After graduating, Justin and his wife Cassie moved to North Carolina where Justin perforned with the Raleigh Civic Chamber Orchestra, Raleigh Civic Symphony, and the Triangle Bradd Band. Since 2007, Justin has worked at SAS institute in Cary, NC as an insterface designer.
Justin is proud to be an educational artist for Innovative Percussion Inc. and an independent artist for Dynasty USA.