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Kenny Carrico

Sullivan South High School
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Kenneth L. Carrico III was born in Chicago, IL. He attended school in East Tennessee where he studied under Lafe Cook, Allen Joanis, Dr. Christian Zembower, and Dr. Rande Sanderbeck. He also studied under Matt Savage, Chris Young, Bill Bachman, Paul Rennick, Kurry Seymour, Dr. Eric Willie and Shane Gwaltney during his time marching drum corps. He marched two years with the Bluecoats Drum and Bugle Corps (1998, 1999) and one year with the Carolina Crown Drum and Bugle Corps (2001). He also marched one year with the 7-time Independent World gold medalists, Music City Mystique. (2003). He went on to teach the percussion section for Carolina Crown in 2004, Southwind in 2007, and Spirit Drum and Bugle Corps in 2008.

Carrico has worked as a percussion instructor, director and clinician for 16 years. He has taught in Tennessee, Virginia, Texas, and North Carolina. Some of the notable schools he has taught at include Dobyns-Bennett, Ronald Reagan, and West Johnston High Schools.

A graduate of East Tennessee State University, Kenneth now lives and works in Kingsport, TN with his supportive wife Katie, their newborn daughter Kelsi Phiona and their two dogs, Kobi and Keegan. He is currently a member of ETSBOA, NAfME and PAS. He is currently in his fourth year as Director of Bands at Sullivan South High School.

Kenneth is currently endorsed by Innovative Percussion Inc, Evans Drumheads and Pearl Drums.