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Nicole Lee

Father Ryan High School and McGavock High School
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Nicole Lee, a native of Gilbert, Arizona,  received her Undergraduate Degree in Music Education from Jacksonville State University in December of 2010. Her focus was in percussion, although her first year she split her time between percussion and piano. While she was there, she spent 4 years in the Front Ensemble for the Marching Southerners and played percussion and piano for the Wind Ensemble and Chamber Wind Ensemble. She was also a part of both the Percussion Ensemble, led by Mr. Tracy Tyler and the Mallet Ensemble, led by Mr. Clint Gillespie, who she studied with for 4 years at JSU.


In her last year at the University, Nicole premiered  “Cloud Forest” with the Composer Blake Tyson in a small percussion ensemble for the “JSU Day of Percussion” in 2010. Nicole also played in the Front Ensemble for the Crossmen Drum and Bugle Corps in 2005 and 2006 where she studied under Damon Grant, Jack Mansager, Doug Raines, and Darren Hazlett. In 2007, she played marimba for the Cadets Drum and Bugle Corps where she studied under Ian Moyer, Jason Ihnut, Neil Larrivee, and Tom Aungst to name a few. 


 From there, she went on to play Marimba and Vibraphone for Music City Mystique's prestigious Front Ensemble from 2008 through 2011, studying under Erik Johnson, Josh Nelson and Don Click. In her last season with the Music City Mystique in 2011, they won the WGI World Championships in Dayton, Ohio. Now, she is currently teaching the Boston Crusaders Front Ensemble for their 2011 season and is signed on to teach both McGavock High School and Father Ryan High school for their 2011 Marching Band season.