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Jami' Fennell

Georgia State University, Collins Hill High School
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Jami’ Fennell is from Walterboro, South Carolina. He attended Western Carolina University and studied percussion with Dr. Mario Gaetano. While attending WCU he performed in the percussion, jazz, wind and gamelan ensembles. He was also a member of the Pride of the Mountains Marching Band where he served as the section leader and was awarded the Most Outstanding Performer for the 2001 season. Jami was also a member of the Spirit of Atlanta Drum and Bugle Corps from 1999-2001, and in 2001 he was named Most Outstanding Performer. Jami also attended Jacksonville State University where he studied with Clint Gillespie and Tracy Tyler. While attending JSU he was a member of the Marching Southerners and the JSU PASIC Ensemble, and was the 2003 Most Outstanding Performer. Jami holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in music from JSU. From 2003-2010 Jami served on the staff of the Spirit of Atlanta Drum & Bugle Corps. Then from 2011-2013 he served on the staff of the Cavaliers Drum & Bugle Corps winning the Fred Sanford Award for High Percussion in 2011. Currently, Jami resides in Atlanta, Georgia where he is the Director of Percussion at Collins Hill High School and Percussion Coordinator for the Georgia State University Marching Band.