Richard Nunez helped his good high school friend Drew Ballantine as Assistant Drumline Instructor from 2015-2018.
Richard got an Associates Degree in Music with a focus on Jazz at the Anne Arundel Community College in 2014.
Richard started playing when he was 7 in 2000. He has played in jazz bands, concert bands, orchestras, marching bands, churches and more. He has played a lot of styles of music, achieving to be the drum captain for Old Mill High School, has recorded professionally in four albums of different kinds of music, plays 5 different instruments and has played in a lot of venues in Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, And DC. Right now he is the music director and playing at two churches and he is currently in a jazz band playing traditional swing, fusion, Latin, gogo and hip bebop music.
He loves music, has a wide variety of styles, and welcomes all styles of music. After being out of the marching band for 5 years, he was excited to be a part of the UMBC drum line and advise them through all his experiences and performances to make the UMBC drum line a melodic unit full of dynamism, energy and skill.