Personable and Professional

Mabry, Justin

Percussion Instructor and Tornado Line Director

Justin Mabry enjoys a multifaceted career as a musician, composer, and educator. He received his Masters of Music Degree from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and Bachelor of Music Degree from Mars Hill University. As an educator he is currently the director of the Brevard College Tornado Line and serves as the percussion instructor for the music department. He has taught adjunct at Mars Hill University and South Piedmont Community College and is a featured clinician at numerous college and high school workshops.

Justin was the percussion arranger for Carolina Gold Drum & Bugle Corps (2010-2014). During his time as percussion caption head (2009-2013), Carolina Gold became the 2012 DCA A-Class World Champions, and the percussion program received the 2010, 2011 & 2012 High Percussion award. Justin was also the ensemble director and battery arranger for Wake Forest Independent indoor percussion ensemble (2011-2014). He remains active in the marching arts and is an active adjudicator for several band/percussion circuits across the country.

Having a love for performing, Justin is one of the founding members of 10-Can Percussion chamber percussion ensemble. He performs regularly with the Asheville Symphony Orchestra, Hendersonville Symphony Orchestra, Brevard Philharmonic, Asheville Lyric Opera, and Southern Appalachian Repertory Theatre. Justin participated in Drum Corps International as a member of the Teal Sound Drum and Bugle Corps in 2004, and Carolina Crown Drum and Bugle Corps in 2005 and 2006. He also participated in Winter Guard International as a member of Odyssey Percussion Theater in 2008.

Justin is an Alumni of Phi Mu Alpha, a member of Percussive Arts Society and North Carolina Music Educators Association. Justin is an artist/clinician for Innovative Percussion Inc., Remo Inc., Pearl-Adams Corporation, Grover Pro Percussion, and Sabian Cymbals.


M.M., University of North Carolina at Greensboro

B.M., Mars Hill University


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