AJ is from Gaithersburg, MD and graduated from Gaithersburg High School. AJ has been playing the drums since sophomore year of high school, but didn’t join his high school marching band until his senior year. That year in marching band sparked his love for all things drumline which brought him to tryout for UMBC’s DDDB. After losing the junior captain spot his freshman year, his passion for drumline and his desire to lead, drove him to try out again his sophomore year. AJ is focused on shaping the line into something greater than it has ever been.
AJ is currently majoring in Physics, with a minor in astronomy.